WHAT: The Minnesota Timberwolves will honor Minnesota Lynx guard Lindsay Whalen at center court of the Wolves game against the Milwaukee Bucks for bringing home a gold medal at the 2014 FIBA World Championship. Whalen and Lynx teammates Seimone Augustus and Maya Moore and Lynx head coach Cheryl Reeve earned a gold medal with the 2014 USA Basketball Women’s World Championship team after Team USA rolled through the FIBA World Championship undefeated (6-0) and claimed its second-straight gold medal at the event.
The title, which was USA’s ninth FIBA World Championship gold, earned Team USA its place in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games. Team USA is now 103-21 all-time in FIBA World Championship play. In all, USA has captured nine gold medals, one silver medal and two bronze medals in 16 World Championships.
This is Whalen’s third gold medal with Team USA after winning the FIBA World Championship in 2010 and earning Olympic gold at the 2012 London Olympic Games. Whalen also won gold medals as a member of the USA World Championship for Young Women in 2002 and 2003. In six 2014 FIBA tournament games, Whalen averaged 8.3 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game.
WHO: Lynx guard Lindsay Whalen
WHERE: Target Center Main Floor
WHEN: TONIGHT – During first timeout of the second quarter at the Wolves vs. Bucks (Tip at 7 p.m.)