It was announced earlier this week that Lynx point guard Lindsay Whalen was a finalist for the Minnesota Basketball Hall of Fame.
This is the first-ever finalist class.
Via the Star Tribune, here are the first 14 honorees: The 1960 Edgerton boys’ basketball team; Chisholm coach Bob McDonald; Jim McIntyre, Mpls. Henry, 1945; Ron Johnson, New Prague, 1956; Mark Olberding, Melrose, 1974; Kevin McHale, Hibbing, 1976; Randy Breuer, Lake City, 1979; Khalid El-Amin, Minneapolis North, 1997; the 1929-39 Grand Meadow girls’ team; girls’ sports advocate Dorothy McIntyre; Rochester Loudes coach Myron Glass; Faith Johnson Patterson, Marshall University, 1980; Janet Karvonen-Montgomery, New York Mills, 1980 and Lindsay Whalen, Hutchinson, 2000.
The honor is for high school performance and a player is eligible 10 years after graduation.
In her high school career at Hutchinson, Whalen was a four-time All-Minnesota Conference Pick and was a four-time honorable mention All-State Selection.