Whalen named WNBA Western Conference Player of the Week


Another week, another Minnesota Lynx player has been honored for her play in it.

The WNBA has named Lynx guard Lindsay Whalen the Western Conference Player of the Week. It's the sixth time in her career Whalen has been honored with the award, the first time this season.

Whalen's teammate Maya Moore was named the player of the week, last week.

Whalen had quite the week, she scored 22 points and dished out four assists in Minnesota's Memorial Day win over the Chicago Sky. She continued her solid play against San Antonio at Target Center on Friday as she scored 19 points and grabbed five rebounds in the Lynx victory. On Sunday, she continued it with a double-double at San Antonio, where she scored 14 points and dished out 10 assists.

Whalen's play has been key as the Lynx remain as the WNBA's lone unbeaten team. FOX Sports Net reports that its the 4th best start to a season in the history of the WNBA.

For the season she is 10th in the WNBA in scoring (16.3 ppg). She also ranks 5th in assists, and 2nd among point guards in rebounding (4.1 rpg) and 6th in assist-to-turnover ratio (3.17-to-1).

She has been in double figures in scoring in every game this season and has had two games where she has scored more than 20.

The Lynx return to action Friday night at Portland.

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