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Former Colonials standout re-signs with WNBA team

The Minnesota Lynx announced Tuesday that former GW women’s basketball standout Jessica Adair has re-signed with the WNBA team.

Adair, a 2009 graduate of GW, earned First Team All-Atlantic 10 Honors in her final three seasons playing for the Colonials. She was just the 10th player in league history to earn that honor three times. Adair ranks 11th on GW’s career scoring list, with 1,475 points, seventh in career rebounds, with 770, and fifth in career blocks, with 160.

Adair spent a majority of the 2010 training camp with the Lynx after being drafted in the 2009 WNBA draft by the Phoenix Mercury. She signed with Minnesota Aug. 18 and totaled 5 points and eight rebounds in the team’s regular-season finale four days later.

Adair is currently playing in Turkey for Samsun. She ranks second in the Turkish League for rebounds, averaging 10 per game, fifth in blocked shots per game, averaging 1.13, and 14th in scoring, averaging 13.9 points per game. Adair is one of two players in the Turkish League currently averaging a point and rebound double-double in play.

Number Crunch: 26

The number of turnovers GW gave up to Duquesne, a season-high for the Colonials.

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