MINNEAPOLIS - A hometown hoop hero didn't start her professional career with the Minnesota Lynx, but it looks like she'll end it with them.
The team announced Friday that point guard Lindsay Whalen has been signed to a multi-year contract extension. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not released.
"We are extremely excited to have extended the contract of a franchise cornerstone and one of the best players in the WNBA," said Lynx Executive Vice President Roger Griffith. "Lindsay has become the top point guard in the league over the past several seasons and we are glad to have her playing in her home state of Minnesota."
Now In her 10th WNBA season, her fourth in a Lynx uniform, Whalen is having what may be the best season of her career. She is averaging career-highs in both points (14.7 ppg) and assists (6.0 apg, 3rd in the league).
Entering Saturday's game against Seattle, Whalen needs just nine more points to reach the 4,000-point plateau and become just the second player in league history with 4,000 points, 1,500 assists and 1,000 rebounds in a career. Becky Hammon of San Antonio is the first.
Lindsay Whalen grew up in Hutchinson, and led the Minnesota Gophers to a Final Four appearance back in 2003-2004.
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