Rachel Banham picked No. 4 by Connecticut

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UNCASVILLE, CT - APRIL 14: WNBA President Lisa Borders poses with Rachel Banham after being drafted number four overall by the Connecticut Sun during the 2016 WNBA Draft Presented By State Farm on April 14, 2016 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.
UNCASVILLE, CT – APRIL 14: WNBA President Lisa Borders poses with Rachel Banham after being drafted number four overall by the Connecticut Sun during the 2016 WNBA Draft Presented By State Farm on April 14, 2016 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.

After being picked fourth overall by Connecticut in Thursday’s WNBA draft, Rachel Banham says she is almost talked out.

However, the former Minnesota guard briefly talked to the MSR after being selected by the Sun. “I didn’t have any idea but I am glad it’s over,” said Banham. Both her mom and dad, along with her college coaches Marlene Stollings and Nikita Dawkins shared in her excitement.

She said she’s on an early morning flight Friday to return to the Cities, then she will get packed and return back East for training camp later this month.

“I can’t wait,” she said.

More on our interview with Rachel Banham later on the MSR web site.

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