Mercury Waive Samantha Prahalis

Posted: July 18, 2013

PHOENIX - The Phoenix Mercury today waived guard Samantha Prahalis, the team has announced.

"Choices like this are never easy but they are a part of the game," said Mercury General Manager Corey Gaines. "With Diana Taurasi, one of the best players in the world, moving to our lead guard position, the playing time just wasn't there for Sammy. This move gives us flexibility in the short term and gives Sammy the opportunity to continue her career elsewhere. We thank her for her time and work as a member of our team and wish her the best going forward."

A second-year guard from Ohio State, Prahalis appeared in eight games (two starts) for the Mercury this season, averaging 2.3 points and 2.0 assists.

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