Samantha Prahalis

Name: Samantha Prahalis
Height: 5'7"
Position: Guard
Class: Senior
School: Ohio State
School Bio: Samantha Prahalis


After taking a slight step back in the 2010-11 season from her play as a sophomore, Samantha Prahalis has taken a huge step forward as a senior and is playing her best basketball of her collegiate career. Prahalis is averaging career highs in points (19.6 ppg), field goal percentage (44.9%) and assist-to-turnover ratio (2.0) while dishing out a team-high 6.7 assists and ranking third with 4.1 rebounds per game. Prahalis has the Buckeyes ranked 8th in the nation with a 23-4 overall record.

What the Lynx think

“High energy, flashy true PG with excellent court vision and ball handling skills. Very good in transition as well as in Pick and Roll situations which translates well to the pro game. Knows how to create her own shot and create shots for others. Very scrappy defender.”
- Shelley Patterson, Lynx Assistant Coach

What They're Saying

“No player like Prahalis has passed through the OSU program during the NCAA era, and none is in the pipeline. Her flashy game and fiery on-court demeanor contain elements of both lightning and lightning rod. She is either loved or hated at a level usually associated with men’s sports. Her teammates, by the way, swear by her.”
- Jim Massie, Columbus Dispatch

"Maybe the flashiest player in the draft with her incredible passing skills. Can put fans in the seats with her exciting style of play."
- Doug Feinberg, Associated Press

“Flash, second level IQ, understands the rules of playing in the PNR and PNP, range, play making ability, scoring point guard. Will be tough enough to guard her position.”
- Debbie Antonelli, National TV College Basketball Analyst

“What's particularly impressive about Prahalis is not the flashy plays she makes, but her improvement in taking care of the ball over the years. She still takes a number of risks in setting up scoring opportunities for others, but has cut down on her turnovers while also improving her scoring efficiency.”
- Nate Parham,