Lyons signs with Olimpia CSU Brasov

LAWRENCE, Kan. Former Kansas shooting guard Christalah Lyons has signed a professional contract to play for Olimpia CSU Brasov in Romania this upcoming season.

Lyons, named All-Big 12 Honorable Mention in 2018 and 2019, contributed two successful seasons at Trinity Valley Community College before finishing her basketball career at Kansas. Though her time as a Jayhawk was short, Lyons made quite an impression on the program.

"Christalah had an outstanding career here at Kansas. She was a terrific ambassador for the university and our basketball program."

Kansas head coach Brandon Schneider
Christalah Lyons Senior Day with family and coach Brandon

In the 2018-2019 season, Lyons was one of two Jayhawks to start all 31 games where she averaged the second-most minutes on the team, 28.0 minutes per game. Lyons recorded 17 double-digit scoring efforts and posted three 20-point performances on the year. Prior to that, Lyons was the only Kansas player to score over 400 points on the 2017-2018 season. She led the Jayhawks with 14.8 points per game.

Her two years at Trinity Valley Community College landed her a top-five national ranking at her position and ranked No. 11 overall on the 2016-2017 season.

"We are all really excited to see her get an opportunity to continue her career as a professional. She will do great and will be a tremendous asset to her new organization."

Kansas head coach Brandon Schneider
Lyons' pro contract graphic