Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 11/3/14
Lindsay Whalen isn't the most famous player on the U.S. women's Olympic basketball team. She's not the youngest or the flashiest, but over the past two years, her career has become the stuff of childhood dreams. Whalen, who will turn 30 in May, was a basketball standout at the University of Minnesota from 2000-04, and she spent the first five years of her WNBA career playing for the Connecticut Sun. But two years ago, before the 2010 season, the Hutchinson, Minn.,native was traded to the Lynx, where she went on to win a championship in 2011. Then on Friday she was selected to her first-ever Olympic team, and in the course of a year Whalen now has the chance to win a championship for her home state and an Olympic medal for her country. It doesn't get much better than that."Playing for the Olympics is one of the goals you have growing up, and playing for a gold medal is the ultimate goal," Whalen said. "Playing for your country and your home town, your state is a huge honor."Along wi...
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