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In her 14th WNBA season this year, Minnesota native Lindsay Whalen has done something that no other player in WNBA history has ever done: record 300 career wins.
In Minnesota’s win over the Phoenix Mercury on June 30, Whalen recorded win No. 300 of her career. The impressive part is, that number will only keep on increasing.
Whalen earned win No. 295 on June 9 against the Washington Mystics, becoming is the winningest player in WNBA history. Swin Cash is second on the all-time wins list with 294 career victories.
It’s been a historic season for Whalen. And for that reason, among many other reasons, Whalen deserves your vote for the 2017 WNBA All-Star Game on July 22 in Seattle.
“There’s a competitive drive that Lindsay has that is combined with this incredible intelligence for the game. She hates to lose and she’s really smart. Whoever she’s been around, whether it’s Gophers, I didn’t follow her back in high school, but all along the way she been a common denominator for success,” Lynx head coach Cheryl Reeve said. “Throughout her professional career, whether it’s in Connecticut or her days here in Minnesota, half of her career she’s spent in the WNBA Finals. And half of those, she’s winning championships.
“It’s unprecedented and it didn’t just happen by chance that this team became successful, it’s Lindsay Whalen being at the lead of this group. We go as Lindsay goes.”
In 13 games this season, Whalen is averaging 8.9 points, 4.6 assists (ranks 8th in WNBA), 2.6 rebounds and 0.5 steals per game.
So far this season, Whalen is shooting nearly the best of her career. The guard is shooting 49 percent from the field and a career-high 52.6 percent from three. The three-point percentage is a dramatic increase for Whalen, who is a 29 percent shooter from behind the arc in her career.
There are many key and valuable members of the Lynx team this season, but Whalen is right there near the top of that list.
Let’s get Minnesota’s own to represent her home state in the 2017 WNBA All-Star Game. Whalen deserves your vote to get into the All-Star Game on July 22 in Seattle.
Voting for the 2017 All-Star Game ends at 8 p.m. CT on July 6. To see the early return voting results, which were released on Thursday, click here.
Top Three Games Of 2017
3. June 25 against San Antonio Stars
In the 87-78 win over the Stars, Whalen had a nice all-around game of 13 points, four rebounds and four assists.
In 22-plus minutes, Whalen shot 5-of-11 from the field, including going 2-for-3 from behind the arc and 1-for-2 from the free throw line.
2. June 3 against Seattle Storm
In the 100-77 win over the Storm, Whalen recorded a season-high 19 points, five assists and four rebounds.
In 23-plus minutes, Whalen finished 8-of-10 from the field, including shooting 3-for-4 from three.
1. June 9 against Washington Mystics
In the 98-73 win over the Mystics, Whalen finished with two points, six assists and two rebounds in 18-plus minutes.
But outside of the statistics, it was may have been one of the biggest game in Whalen’s career. With the win, Whalen recorded win No. 295, becoming the winningest player in WNBA history.
Check out this photo gallery from Whalen’s season so far: