Gophers star Banham meets basketball idol Kobe Bryant
Former Gophers women’s basketball star Rachel Banham met her basketball idol Kobe Bryant on Wednesday, after a season in which the Lakers star tweeted several congratulatory messages at her.
It happened!!!!!!! 💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽 pic.twitter.com/DRsScVDYRS
— rachel banham (@rachelbanham15) April 7, 2016
Banham was a first-team All-American and the Big Ten Player of the Year in 2015-16. A Lakeville, Minn., native, Banham finished her five-year career at Minnesota with the sixth-most points in NCAA history with 3,093.
Banham is projected to be a first-round pick in the WNBA Draft on April 14.