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Samantha Prahalis #12 Guard

Samantha Prahalis

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CAREER CAPSULE
  • 2012 WNBA All-Rookie Team
  • Totaled 13 assists in her first two games in the WNBA, the most by a rookie in a Mercury uniform and tied for fifth most in league history
  • Recorded 43 assists in her first seven WNBA games, tied for the fifth most in league history… 53 in first nine WNBA games, tied for fourth most.
  • Had at least six assists in four straight games (May 31-June 8, 2012), the longest streak by a rookie in franchise history and the longest streak by a rookie in the league since Noelle Quinn in 2007 (five straight games)
  • Named WNBA Rookie of the Month (June) with 13.8 points, 5.1 assists, 1.8 steals, 26-of-27 (.963) FT
  • 2012 WNBA SEASON

  • Totaled 13 assists in her first two games in the WNBA, the most by a rookie in a Mercury uniform and tied for fifth most in league history.
  • Recorded 43 assists in her first seven WNBA games, tied for the fifth most in league history… 53 in first nine WNBA games, tied for fourth most.
  • Averaged 4.5 assists per game, most among rookies and tied for seventh-most in the league
  • May 31-June 8: At least six assists in four straight games, the longest streak by a rookie in franchise history and the longest streak by a rookie in the league since Noelle Quinn in 2007 (five straight games)
  • At least five assists 13 times
  • Averaged 11.7 points per game, second among rookies, behind only Rookie of the Year Nneka Ogwumike
  • Four 20-point performances
  • 10+ points in 16 games, including six straight from June 17-July 1 (16.8)
  • At least four rebounds in 14 games (as a 5-7 point guard)
  • Seven efforts of at least 10 points, four rebounds and four assists
  • Missed six games due to a right shoulder injury
  • Played 31.6 minutes per game… tied for sixth-most in WNBA… most among rookies.
  • June: Named WNBA Rookie of the Month with 13.8 points, 5.1 assists, 1.8 steals, 26-of-27 (.963) FT
  • June 23: Scored 22 points, the most by a Mercury rookie since Aug. 8, 2006 (Cappie Pondexter-23)
  • COLLEGE CAREER

  • 2011-12 Wade Trophy, Wooden and Lieberman Awards finalist
  • 2011-12 Big Ten Player of the Year
  • 2011-12 All-Big Ten First Team after ranking 1-2 in the conference in assists and scoring, and sixth in steals
  • 2010-11 NCAA Dayton Regional All-Tournament Team,
  • 2010-11 All-Big Ten Second Team (media) and Third Team (coaches)
  • 2009-10 WBCA/State Farm and AP All-America Hon. Mention
  • 2009-10 First Team All-Big Ten
  • 2008-09 Big Ten Freshman of the Year
  • 2008-09 All-Big Ten Second Team (media) and Hon. Mention (coaches)
  • 2008-09 NCAA Reg. All-Tournament Team
  • OVERSEAS/INTERNATIONAL

  • Spent part of the 2012-13 offseason playing for Maccabi Ashdod in Israel
  • Personal

    Career Transactions

  • Selected by the Mercury with the sixth overall pick in the 2012 WNBA Draft