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Whalen and the Olympics

Saw an interview with Lindsay Whalen at Ladies Court. As expected, diplomatic comments about the Olympics...

Q: You are still in the running for the U.S. Olympic basketball team. How much thought do you put into that?
A: I am just trying to play as hard as I can right now to help our team and kind of let that happen. … It's not in my control. …It would be a great honor.


And indeed, she's been playing pretty hard this season...by far the best of any point guard this year...

It's hard to imagine a reason she wouldn't be on the U.S. team given the way she's been playing this season...

When you consider the field of candidates, who would you want instead of Whalen?

http://www.usabasketball.com/women_team.php?page=wsnt_roster

First, of all, nobody is playing the point better than Whalen right now.

She would provide an additional ball handler who's able to distribute the ball and make good plays when you need them...

She brings all the intangibles you want from a player on an "all-star" type team, but can take over a game when needed too...

For the record, I also think Janel McCarville would be a good fit and would love to see her on the team.

In the meantime, we wait...

Relevant Links:

Whalen Dreaming of Olympic Gold
http://shesgotgame.wordpress.com/2008/06/10/whalen-dreaming-of-olympic-bid/