MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Lynx today announced the signing of draft picks Ta’Shauna “Sugar” Rodgers (14th overall) and Janeesa “Chucky” Jeffrey (24th overall).
Rodgers, 23, averaged career-highs in points (22.9), rebounds (6.9), assists (4.1) and steals (3.4) as a senior this past season. Her 711 points were the highest single-season point total in program history, while her 2,518 career points are more than any other player – male or female – in school history. A four-time All-BIG EAST First Team selection, Rodgers also wrapped up her collegiate career as the school leader in steals (326), three-pointers (346) and scoring average (19.4), while ranking fourth in games played (130) and eighth in both assists (328) and rebounds (674).
Jeffery, 21, led the Buffaloes across the board — scoring (13.7 ppg), assists (4.0 apg), rebounds (8.2 rpg) and steals (2.2) — as a senior this past season. She ranked fourth in the Pac-12 in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.3), fifth in both assists and steals, sixth in rebounding and double-doubles (10), and ninth in scoring. Jeffery was an AP All-American Honorable Mention selection and an All-Pac-12 member for the second consecutive year.