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Shoni Schimmel
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Shoni Schimmel's Bio

About Shoni Schimmel

WNBA CAREER CAPSULE

• Two-time WNBA All-Star (2014, 2015)
• Named MVP of the 2014 WNBA All-Star Game during her rookie season.
• Career scoring average of 6.3 ppg
• Averaged 51 3-pointers per season and 1.5 per game over her first two professional seasons
• Scored career-high 24 points at Phoenix on August 13, 2014.
• Named Eastern Conference Player of the Week on August 18, 2014.
• Career high of 11 assists came against San Antonio on May 16, 2014.
• Has hit five 3-pointers in a game on three occassions.

WNBA TRANSACTIONS: Selected by the Atlanta Dream with the No. 8 overall pick in the 2014 WNBA Draft. Traded from Atlanta to New York Liberty for 2017 2nd round pick

2016: Appeared in 17 games averaging 2.1 points and 4.5 minutes per game… Had three games hitting multiple 3-pointers… Finished the season shooting .563 from 3-point range (11-of-20)… Knocked down a pair of triples in 4 minutes in New York’s loss at Minnesota (7/15)…  Finished with 7 points, nailing a 3-pointer and hitting two clutch free throws with 13.4 to play to help the Liberty clinch a 91-88 victory over Dallas at Madison Square Garden (6/14)… Knocked down a pair of triples on the way to scoring a season-high 8 points on 10 minutes of action at Los Angeles (6/7)… Hit a pair of 3-pointers in 4 minutes of action in a win over Indiana (6/3)… Knocked down a three in five minutes of action during a win over Dallas in her New York Liberty debut at Madsion Square Garden (5/15).

2015 Season:  Played in 32 games with 16 starts…Led the Dream in assists (101)…49 made three-pointers was 6th most in the league…Season high 18 points against the Lynx (8/14)…Career average 8.0 ppg, 20.6 mpg, 3.4 apg…Had at least one assist in each of 31 games…WNBA All-star starter for second straight year…

2014 WNBA SEASON: Voted in as a starter for the WNBA All-Star Game … All-Star Game MVP after scoring All-Star Game record with 29 points plus eight assists … WNBA Player of the Week for games played Aug. 11-17 … Set WNBA record for most assists in her first four games in the league (37) … 15th in the WNBA in assists (3.6) and sixth in assists per 40 minutes (6.9) … 53 made three-pointers was sixth most in the league … Sixth among rookies in scoring (8.3) … Averaged 14.3 points over her last seven games … Played in all 34 games with two starts … Fifteen double-figure scoring games … In her WNBA debut, tied a team record with 11 assists … 11 assists is second most in a debut in WNBA history, and just the fourth time ever – and first since 1999 – that a player had at least 10 assists in a WNBA debut … Posted a double-double with 17 points, 10 assists in road opener at Indiana 5/17 …  Scored career-high 24 points with six boards 8/13 vs. Phoenix, and had just the sixth 20-point quarter in WNBA history, outscoring the Mercury 20-14 in the second quarter … Averaged 6.3 points and 5.7 assists in three playoff games.

COLLEGE CAREER: Ranks fifth in NCAA Division I history with 387 career three-pointers, just five off the record of 392 … Became the first Louisville player ever to accumulate career totals of at least 2,000 points and 500 assists, finishing with 2,174 and 600, respectively … Led the Cardinals in scoring and assists in each of her last three seasons … Career point total ranks second in school history, trailing only teammate Angel McCoughtry’s 2,779 career points … Named a Wooden Award finalist during her senior season, an All-American by the USBWA  and earned Second Team All-American honors by the Associated Press and ESPNW after averaging 17.4 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game … Was a first-team All-Conference honoree each of her last three seasons … Named the Most Outstanding Player of the Oklahoma City Regional in 2013 after leading Louisville past defending champion Baylor into the Final Four, where the Cardinals ultimately reached the national championship game … Helped guide Louisville to the Elite Eight in 2014 while setting the school single-season record for threes (118), including a school-record nine in a game against Memphis.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Rick Schimmel and CeCilee Moses … Has a sister, Jude, who was her teammate at Louisville in each of her last three seasons … Majored in communications … The No. 8-ranked recruit in the nation by ESPN Hoop Gurlz … Named a First-Team Parade All-American, an ESPN Rise First Team All-American and selected to the WBCA All-American team as a senior … Finished her senior year averaging 29.8 points, 9.0 rebounds, 7.3 assists and 5.5 steals … Finished her career with 2,120 points, ranking her sixth on Oregon’s all-time scoring list.

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