MINNEAPOLIS Minnesota's hometown tandem hankered for this kind of reunion over the course of a decade.
The reconvening of former University of Minnesota teammates Lindsay Whalen and Janel McCarville could've taken place in a European league. It could've happened in international play. The pair could've wound up together on any of the WNBA's other 11 franchises.
But two very different professional basketball journeys have converged right where they commenced.
Perfect, Whalen said at the team's media day Thursday.
"It's a pretty unique opportunity for us, after all these years after college to now be able to play together as pros," said Whalen, entering her fourth year with the Lynx. "I think we all just kind of hoped and thought someday it would work out again.
"To have it work out here, at home, with the Lynx is pretty special."
Thursday's gathering in the Target Center's Lifetime Fitness center gave the pair its fi...