MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL – The WNBA today named Minnesota Lynx guard Lindsay Whalen the Western Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, June 22 through Sunday, June 28. The Player of the Week award is Whalen's third with Minnesota and the seventh of her career.
Whalen began her week by contributing 16 points and a game-high six assists in the June 25 victory at Seattle. Ten of her points came in the second quarter and sparked a rally that saw the Lynx erase an 18-point deficit, the largest comeback to win on the road in franchise history. Whalen then led all scorers with 21 points in the June 27 triumph over Phoenix, her 28th 20+ point effort in a Lynx uniform (52nd career) and the third time this year she's been Minnesota's top scorer.
The point guard shot 53.6% from the field during the week and made all six of her free-throw attempts in the two wins, helping the Lynx improve to 7-2 on the season. So far this season, Whalen currently ranks seventh in the WNBA in assists (4.1 apg), fourth in free-throw accuracy (96.8%) and fourth among guards in field-goal accuracy (48.4%).
Chicago's Elena Delle Donne was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week.
The Lynx play next on Friday, July 3 at Target Center against the Seattle Storm. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. CT and the game can be seen on WNBA LiveAccess and heard on BOB 106.1 FM.