A quick measuring stick as she starts her W career and everyone prepares to
support her. Below’s a list of stats for
- #1 picks.
- Who were identified as centers, even if they can play a little 4. Yes, Janel as a “center” is pushing it, and Wauters, Dydek and Leslie were what I’d call “experienced” centers… but hey, it’s what I’ve got.
- Used Basketball-Reference.com for the stats.
If anyone wants to look up their stats for theri first games, send’em on over.
2013 Brittney Griner
27 games. 26 minutes. 12.6/6.3 rebs.
2010 Tina Charles
34 games. 31 minutes. .487. 15.5/11.7 rebs
2005 Janel McCarville
28 games. 3 start. 11.1 minutes. .340%. 1.8/2.7.
2001 Lauren Jackson
29 games. 34.5 minutes. .367%. 15.2/6.7 rebs.
2000 Ann Wauters
32 games. No starts. 18.7 minutes. 523%. 6.2/4rebs.
1998 Margo Dydek
30 games. 28 minutes. .482%. 12.9/7.6
1997 Lisa Leslie
28 games. 32 minutes. .431%. 15.9/9.5 rebs
Man, I love how Minneapolis covers the Lynx. (Excited at the amount of coverage the Wings have gotten, too)
For weeks Lindsay Whalen did, basically, nothing. And it was glorious.
All of November and half of December, Whalen, the Lynx guard, once and future Olympian, former Gophers star and Minnesota’s favorite daughter, rested. She didn’t go to the team’s facility. For the first time in a decade she didn’t go overseas to play.
She didn’t do any basketball stuff at all.