Rachel Banham Boyfriend Turned Husband Andre Hollins Is Also A Hoopster

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Rachel Banham is an American basketball player who plays for the Minnesota Lynx of the WNBA. Her fiance, Andre Hollins, is a former player for the Minnesota Golden Gophers.

WNBA star Rachel Banham happily announced her engagement to her longtime boyfriend, Andre Hollins, in January 2022.

Andre proposed to Rachel by planning a surprise for her, which initially seemed like an interview but turned out to be a surprise planned by him.

The video of Andre proposing to her went viral on social media and has been viewed more than 100,000 times.

Rachel Banham
Rachel Banham (Source: Instagram)

Rachel is a talented American basketball player, born on July 15, 1993. She currently serves as a guard for the Minnesota Lynx in the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA).

She started her professional after being selected by the Connecticut Sun in the first round of the 2016 WNBA draft as the 4th overall pick.

Before starting her professional career, Banham played for the Minnesota Golden Gophers women’s basketball team, where she set multiple team records. 

Rachel Banham Fiance, Andre Hollins, Is A Hoopster

Rachel Banham’s boyfriend, Andre Hollions, was born on December 11, 1992, and is a basketball player.

He was raised in Memphis, Tennessee, where he attended White Station High School. Hollins then played college basketball for the Minnesota Golden Gophers at the University of Minnesota.

Andre Hollins
Andre Hollins, Fiance Of Rachel Banham (Source: Instagram)

After his college career, Hollins declared for the NBA draft in 2015 but went undrafted.

As a result, he became an unrestricted free agent, allowing him to explore opportunities with various teams in the professional basketball realm. 

Since then, Hollins has played in Europe and is currently with the Hungarian League, according to some internet sources. 

From his Instagram, it is known that Andre completed his two years MBA from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities in May 2022. 

Andre And Rachel’s Engagement

On January 2, 2022, Andre proposed to Rachel at Williams Arena, where both starred for the Gophers before turning pro.

The couple is preparing to tie the knot, but they have not disclosed their wedding date to their followers yet. Fans are eagerly waiting for the announcement of their special day.

Andre proposing Rachel in Williams Arena
Andre Proposing Rachel In Williams Arena (Source: Instagram)

It is unclear when exactly Andre and Rachel started their relationship, but it is believed to be around 2014.

In 2014, Rachel wrote a tweet, “Cutest boyfriend award goes to @AndreHollins,” complimenting her boyfriend, Andre. This tweet can be considered a hint at the start of their relationship.

Although their love story is shrouded in mystery, it is evident that they have been in a committed and contented relationship for a considerable time.

Whether they are spending time playing golf or simply hanging out, Andre and Rachel exude the happiness of a contented couple.

Rachel Is The Daughter Of Former Cop 

Rachel Banham is the daughter of two former Minneapolis Police officers, Don Banham (father) and Mel Banham (mother).

They dedicated almost 52 years of their lives to serving and protecting their community through their careers in the Police department.

Rachel's Father
Rachel And Her Father (Source: Instagram)

Alongside their impressive work, they have also successfully raised their children, who have become promising sports prospects.

Rachel is not the only child in her family. She has three siblings: two brothers named Cole and Blake and one sister named Paige.

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