Lindsay Whalen ● 5 - foot - 9 ● Guard

Bio:
Coming off a season where she ran the point and orchestrated the Minnesota Lynx to a WNBA title, Whalen, playing in her ninth WNBA season, is at the top of her game. She will spell Sue Bird at the point when she needs a rest, but the offense will be just as potent with Whalen at the reigns. During the U.Ss exhibition games, Whalen, making her Olympic debut, actually led the team by averaging 11.0 points per game and had a team-high 17 assists, highlighted by a 21-point, five-rebound, five-assist performance against Brazil when Bird sat out.

Playing in Minnesota, Whalen had the best season of her career last year, averaging a career-high 5.9 assists while averaging 13.6 points per game, less than a half a point behind her career best. She is averaging 5.4 assists this season and will find herself getting minutes with her Lynx teammates Maya Moore and Seimone Augustus.

National Team Experience:
Gold Medals: 2010 FIBA World Championship, 2003 FIBA World Championship For Young Women (U21), 2002 World Championship For Young Women Qualifying Tournament (U20).

WNBA Team:
Minnesota Lynx

Role on National Team:
Reserve point guard, U.S.As best facilitator off the bench

Quote:
On representing the USA: "It's a huge honor to be part of the team and to be amongst all these great players like you mentioned. Just wanting to come in and contribute anyway possible and help the team. Any time you're representing your country, it's a huge honor and a big responsibility. Just happy to be part of the team."

2012 Stats:

MinutesPointsAssistsReboundsFG%
WNBA25.6 11.0 5.4 4.1 50.6
Exhibition20.4 11.0 3.4 3.462.2

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