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Lynx land dynamic scorer Alissa Pili with No. 8 overall pick in WNBA draft

The Lynx got a lot more talented on offense with the decision to take Utah power forward Alissa Pili in the first round of Monday's WNBA draft in New York.

Pili is the fourth-highest scoring player in Division I basketball over the past two seasons (21.1), a player able to score inside and out, who plays with a physicality that shows why she was a good football player growing up in Alaska. She was taken with the No. 8 overall pick. By some accounts Pili - who is of Samoan and Alaska Native descent - was the second-most polished scorer in this year's draft class.

In her postdraft interview, Lynx president of basketball operations and coach Cheryl Reeve said Pili will need to adjust to the level of WNBA play. She will need to work on her defense. But:


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