Rachel Banham

Minnesota Daily

Rachel Banham inspires next generation of hoopers with podcast

Over the years, Minnesota has become known for its budding basketball culture and its charismatic players. Iconic teams such as the 2003-04 Golden Gophers and the Minnesota Lynx throughout the 2010s started the state’s cultural roots of inspiration and success that helped the future generation of female athletes blossom.
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Minneapolis Star Tribune

Rachel Banham raising her game when Lynx need her most

Rachel Banham has learned to stop caring and simply start playing. Sounds easy, but it's not. Banham, the former Lakeville North legend and Gophers star, is in her seventh season in the WNBA, her third with the Lynx. And she is coming off the best month of basketball she has played since she wore maroon and gold.
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The Lynx may be back, and Rachel Banham is a big reason why

The beginning of the Minnesota Lynx’s 2022 season was an unmitigated disaster. Injuries mounted, as did the losses. Head coach and general manager Cheryl Reeve routinely questioned the collective will of her team and wondered aloud whether it had what it took to be successful. Emotions seemingly came to...
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Pioneer Press

Lynx fall to Dallas despite big nights by Sylvia Fowles, Rachel Banham

A hurting Sylvia Fowles was dominant, Rachel Banham was again strong off the bench, but a final Lynx rally came up just short. Dallas led by 21 at halftime and hung on for a 92-87 win inside Target Center, ending Minnesota’s three-game winning streak. Playing through knee pain and...
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Rachel Banham provides a spark, but it's not enough as Lynx fall to Aces

For most of three quarters-plus Friday at Target Center, the Lynx answered every Las Vegas push with a shove of their own. Down 15 points early in the third, the Lynx rallied for a one-point lead midway through the fourth. Down three moments later, Rachel Banham's three-pointer — one of her six on the night — tied the game with 4:22 left.
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Rachel Banham no longer a Lynx wild card: point guard is her home

Rachel Banham takes pride in her versatility, but she's thrilled with the specificity that has come in training camp this spring, her third with the Lynx. The clarity, she said, is cool. "It has been nice just to have that clear path," she said. This year, clearly – perhaps finally...

Lakeville native Rachel Banham 'super excited' to be back with Minnesota Lynx

MINNEAPOLIS - Rachel Banham has called Minnesota home for most of her life, and has always been most comfortable playing basketball in her home state. She was a high school star and state champion at Lakeville North, had a standout career at the University of Minnesota and came to the Minnesota Lynx two years ago after four seasons with the Connecticut Sun. It’s a path that’s very similar to current Gophers’ coach Lindsay Whalen.
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Layshia Clarendon and Rachel Banham return to Lynx, determined for title

Rachel Banham is happy to be back playing for her hometown team. Layshia Clarendon is thrilled to be back in Minnesota, their adopted, professional home. So you can imaging how upbeat Wednesday's Zoom call was. Both of the players talked about having re-signed with the Lynx, both talked about the future.

Lynx re-sign point guards Layshia Clarendon, Rachel Banham

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Lynx officially solidified their point guard position Tuesday when they announced the re-signings of Layshia Clarendon and Rachel Banham. Those two, along with Crystal Dangerfield, will continue to handle the team’s floor general duties in 2022. Clarendon was a near-must re-sign for Minnesota given the...

Women’s basketball: Gophers’ Caitlin Clark stand-in? Rachel Banham

Former Gophers star Rachel Banham was at her alma mater’s basketball court Tuesday at the Athletes Village, raising the question: Did she play the role of Iowa guard Caitlin Clark during practice as the Gophers prepared for a rematch with the 25th-ranked Hawkeyes on Wednesday?. “Um,” Gophers coach Lindsay...
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Lynx make it official, re-sign Layshia Clarendon and Rachel Banham

The Lynx announced the re-signing of guards Layshia Clarendon and Rachel Banham on Tuesday. Both signings had been previously reported. The players will have a Zoom news conference Wednesday. Clarendon, entering a 10th WNBA season, averaged 10.4 points in 21 games last season, adding 5.7 assists and 3.1 rebounds. Clarendon...