Jillian Alleyne

Jillian Alleyne (14) dribbles for the Summit High School SkyHawks during her senior year in 2012.  Alleyne, who led Summit to the CIF championship, went on to become an All-American at the University of Oregon.  She was signed to a seven-day contract with the Minnesota Lynx of the WNBA.

Former Summit High School basketball star Jillian Alleyne signed a seven-day contract with the Minnesota Lynx in the WNBA on July 30.

Alleyne played briefly in Minnesota's 86-75 loss to Indiana on Aug. 3. She had one rebound and did not score any points.

Alleyne, a 6-foot-3 forward, was signed as a free agent. She is the first player from a Fontana school to ever play in the WNBA.

Minnesota has a record of 10-11 this season and will face the Los Angeles Sparks at Staples Center on Aug. 20.

Alleyne saw action in three preseason games for the Lynx earlier this year, totaling seven points, seven rebounds and four assists in 30 minutes before being waived on May 21.

She spent last winter playing for Israeli club Hapoel Rishon Lezion, where she averaged 18.7 points (on 52.3 percent shooting) and a league-best 15.4 rebounds per game in 23 starts.

The Fontana native was selected by Phoenix in the second round (20th overall) of the 2016 WNBA Draft, following a four-year career at the University of Oregon that saw her average 17.9 points (on 54.3 percent shooting) and 14.3 rebounds in 120 games. Alleyne completed her NCAA career as only the 10th player in history with at least 2,000 points and 1,500 rebounds. She also finished with the second-most double-doubles in NCAA history (92) and the third-most rebounds (1,712).

She was named to the AP All-America third team as a junior and senior.

In high school, Alleyne led Summit to the CIF championship in her senior year of 2012.

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