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    This is old rehashed new from the Strib, July 10, 2019.
    http://www.startribune.com/lindsay-w...ers/487701731/

    The Whalen Effect: old rehash from PrepGirlsHoops. Does anybody have a subscription to them?
    https://www.prepgirlshoops.com/2018/...ds-a-big-fish/
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    Quote Originally Posted by hungan1 View Post
    This is old rehashed new from the Strib, July 10, 2019.
    http://www.startribune.com/lindsay-w...ers/487701731/

    The Whalen Effect: old rehash from PrepGirlsHoops. Does anybody have a subscription to them?
    https://www.prepgirlshoops.com/2018/...ds-a-big-fish/
    I subscribe to Prep Girls Hoops. It is by far the most reliable source for info on Minnesota players.

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    There are not as many free women's recruiting sites that I know of. The site looks really good. It is not free.
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    As LeBron James said - her last name starts with a W.

    Lindsay Wins! I can't wait to see where the new Women's Gopher Basketball new chapter to begin!
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    Out with the old chapter, in with the new -
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    Defense and selfless play is in Whalen's DNA. If everything goes right, it will be exciting to be a Gophers Women's Basketball fan for years to come.

    The basketball gods where in the MN Lynx corner bringing five great players together to bring championship basketball to MN.

    Hopefully, Whalen will bring the winning mojo to Williams Arena.

    https://www.theringer.com/2018/8/21/...lindsay-whalen
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    http://www.riverfallsjournal.com/opi...-whalen-effect

    I'm thinking a thread titled "The Whalen Effect" should link to a column titled "The Whalen Effect".

    From River Falls Journal's Greg Peters:


    I was a sports reporter and weekend sports anchor for KEYC-TV in Mankato in 1998 and was covering the high school girls' basketball section finals. I was watching this skinny point guard for Hutchinson absolutely run the show. She was a good player in 10th grade, but to me, what stuck out was the way she congratulated some of her teammates and quietly ripped into others motivating them to play better without embarrassing them. I know leadership can be learned, but this kid was born with it and it was draped on thicker than the layer of salt on the popcorn in the gym. She couldn't shoot very well, but she didn't make mistakes with the ball and she drove to the basket, all 99 pounds of her, like a boxer recoiling to make the knockout haymaker punch.

    During the game, I strolled over to then Mankato State Women's Basketball Head Coach Ann Walker to have some "chalk talk," as I knew her from numerous interviews throughout the previous two years. I think Ann liked me because we covered her women's team just as much as the men's team, so I think she had a soft spot for me and we joked around quite a bit.

    I told Ann, "Coach you better get on that kid right now (referring to recruiting the 10th grade Hutchinson point guard). That kid is the walking definition of a point guard."

    Coach Walker said, "Greg, that's why you're holding a microphone and I'm holding a clipboard. She's too little, that kid will get thrown around like a rag doll in D-2 (Division II level)."

    That skinny 99-pound 10th grade kid was named Lindsay Whalen and she's won more basketball games than anyone in the history of the WNBA.

    ...

    I've read a few news articles about Lindsay's next career, hinting great players don't always making the best coaches. Another said she's only 36, she'll be the youngest women's Division I basketball coach in the country and she's never coached before.

    I've never bought season tickets for anything in my life, but I bought Gopher Women's Basketball season tickets today. Must've been The Lindsay Whalen Effect. Like I said, I like rooting for the underdog.

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    Good find, Iggy. Every time I think there can't be more Whalen stories, someone relays another...and this was a good one. There will certainly be no lack of local, regional, and national coverage for Gopher women's basketball this year. As I've mentioned before, that will grow stale if Whalen and staff can't win. But they'll be off to a running start and this exposure should really help them in their recruiting efforts.

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    We shall soon find out if she can coach the way she played - a winner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hungan1 View Post
    Having talent many top programs want is a good problem for Paige Bueckers to have. Will she have enough affinity to the State that Lindsay Whalen had coming out of HS?

    This is the reason why Lindsay Whalen is so endeared by people in the State. NOt only is she a proven winner. She stayed home!

    I agree that Paige will go where she thinks gives her the best shot to the WNBA. She is going to pen her own legacy. The questions is, will she want to do it at home? She will be reward tenfold, and she'll forever be embedded in the State's consciousness with pride.

    If the Gophers come out blazing this coming season under Whalen, then there is promise. But, like Carroll nothing anchors Paige down to her home State.
    Well if the WNBA is her goal, wouldn't Whalen be the best coach for her? What coach will know that league better than LW?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halsey Hall View Post
    Well if the WNBA is her goal, wouldn't Whalen be the best coach for her? What coach will know that league better than LW?
    UConn produces the most WNBA players.

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    Does anyone know what the WBB season ticket increase is since Lindsay Whalen was named the head coach?
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    In case anyone is wondering why there is no word on the women's BB recruiting front, there is a quiet period between August 1 thru September 8.

    We will hear a slurry of activity next during the contact period September 9 thru September 29.
    This will be followed by an evaluation period between September 30 2018 thru February 28 2019. There are two dead periods inside the evaluation period: November 12-15; December 24-26.

    I am anxiously awaiting to see how recruiting will be under Lindsay Whalen now that she is full time coach.

    http://www.ncaa.org/sites/default/fi...r_20180828.pdf
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    Love the photo. Anyone know why D. Wade was here?

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