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Minnesota Waives WVU's Asya Bussie

MORGANTOWN - Just over a week before she was scheduled to make her professional debut, the Minnesota Lynx waived former West Virginia basketball standout Asya Bussie. 

Bussie had been selected No. 15 overall by the defending WNBA champions back in the April Draft following a decorated senior season with the Mountaineers. The 6-foot-4 center finished her career with WVU as just the 15th player in school history to record more than 1,000 points and 500 rebounds. 

Bussie was a key part of West Virginia's success in finishing with a program-best 30 victories along with a share of the Big 12 regular season championship in 2014. She, along with sophomore guard Bria Holmes, was named to the Associated Press All-America Honorable Mention team while taking All-Big 12 first team and defensive team honors. 

The Lynx will compete in the first-ever WNBA preseason tournament this weekend in Kissimmee, Florida before opening the season in Washington against the Mystics on Friday, May 16.

Following her selection in the WNBA Draft, Bussie joined the WVU Coaches Show to discuss her future and that of the WVU women's basketball team, which she feels will continue to find success after she and the other seniors move on. 

"I think our senior class led by example and our experience," Bussie said. "We showed them the right way to do things and how to come to practice every day and work hard, how to be a team and have great chemistry. I think the coaching staff, Coach Carey and the five seniors, we did a great job to show the team and keep up this winning program."

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