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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Video

Sky vs. Shock

Odyssey Sims scores 24 points to lead the Shock to a win over the Sky, 79-69.

Lynx vs. Sun

Maya Moore scores 17 points to help the Lynx beat the Sun, 76-65.

Dream vs. Mystics

Ivory Latta scores 21 points and Kara Lawson adds14 as the surging Mystics beat the Dream, 77-67.

Liberty vs. Mercury

Diana Taurasi records 15 points and 10 assists, Britney Griner adds 18 points as the Mercury roll to their 15th straight win.

Taurasi's Double-double

Diana Taurasi records a double-double with 15 points and 10 assists to lead the Mercury over the Liberty.