The Minnesota Lynx to Raise Lindsay Whalen’s No. 13 “All The Whay Up”

Sarah Moody
Jun 6 · 2 min read

On Saturday, June 8th, the 4-time WNBA Champion Minnesota Lynx will be retiring Lindsay Whalen’s No. 13 jersey during a regular season home game against their arch rival, the Los Angeles Sparks at 3:30 PM ET on ABC.

MinnPost photo by Craig Lassig

Whalen played 15 years in the WNBA, nine of them for the Lynx, from 2010–2018. She was a 5-time WNBA All-Star, 3-time All-WNBA First Team selection and 3-time All WNBA assists leader. She was a crucial piece to all 4 championships for the Lynx.

It is only fitting that Whalen is the first ever Minnesota Lynx player to have her jersey retired at the Target Center. She grew up in Minnesota playing her high school basketball at Hutchinson High School and college basketball at the University of Minnesota, where she is now the head coach. Her No.13 jersey has already been lifted to the rafters at both her high school and her alma mater.

Lindsay Whalen’s Rank in Notable

  • 1st in Assists (1,394)
  • 1st in Assist Average Per Game (4.9)
  • 2nd in Games Played (283)
  • 2nd in Games Started (280)
  • 3rd in Field Goals Made (1,217)
  • 3rd in Minutes (7,799)
  • 4th in Points Scored (3,233)
  • 4th in Field Goals Attempted (2,568)
  • 4th in Free Throws Attempted (887)
  • 5th in Defensive Rebounds (800)
  • 5th in Steals (224)

Whalen is one of the best point guards to ever play the game. In the videos below you will notice Rebecca Lobo compliments her by saying “Lindsay Whalen is one of the best finishers in the league” and “Lindsay Whalen is so good, she just makes something out of nothing.”

Lindsay Whalen played the game the right Whay, with flair, and always put her team in the best position to win. Thank you Lindsay “Wheezy” Whalen for letting us witness your amazing career.

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