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Samantha Prahalis #21 Guard

Samantha Prahalis

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WNBA CAREER CAPSULE
• Named to the 2012 WNBA All-Rookie Team
• Averaging 8.8 points, 2.5 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game in two seasons in the WNBA
• Has started 30 of her 39 career games

2013 WNBA SEASON: Played in 11 games with two teams, averaging 2.3 points, 2.0 assists and 1.0 rebounds ... Played in eight games for Phoenix, including two starts, averaging 1.6 points, 1.5 assists and 0.9 rebounds ... Signed consecutive seven-day contracts with New York in July, playing in three games for the Liberty.

2012 WNBA SEASON: Named to the 2012 WNBA All-Rookie Team after averaging 11.6 points, 4.5 assists and 3.2 rebounds per game ... Ranked first among rookies and seventh overall in assists ... Ranked second among rookies in scoring, behind only Rookie of the Year Nneka Ogwumike ... Totaled 53 assists in her first nine WNBA games, tied for fifth most in league history ... Had at least six assists in four straight games (May 31-June 8, 2012), the longest streak by a rookie since Noelle Quinn in 2007 (five straight games) ... Named WNBA Rookie of the Month (June), averaging 13.8 points, 5.1 assists, 1.8 steals and sinking 26-of-27 (.963) free throws ... Had four games with 20+ points ... Scored in double figures 16 times ... Missed six games due to a right shoulder injury.

COLLEGE CAREER: 2012 Wade Trophy, Wooden and Lieberman Awards finalist ... 2012 WSBWA First Team All-American, and Associated Press Second Team All-American ... 2012 Big Ten Player of the Year ... Big Ten’s all-time assists leader (901) ... Just the second D-I player to record 2,000 points and 900 assists in a career ... 2012 All-Big Ten First Team ... 2011 NCAA Dayton Regional All-Tournament Team ... 2010 First Team All-Big Ten ... 2009 NCAA Berkeley Regional All-Tournament Team ... 2009 Big Ten Freshman of the Year.

Personal

Daughter of Kim and John Prahalis ... Grew up in New York and frequently played at the historic Rucker Park and West 4th St. basketball courts ... Has two siblings, Mallory and Mike ... Is a sneaker connoisseur ... Niece of Scott Ullger, former Major League Baseball player.

Career Transactions

Selected by the Phoenix Mercury with the sixth overall pick in the first round of the 2012 WNBA Draft … Signed to seven-day contracts by the New York Liberty on July 22 and July 29, 2013 ... Signed by the Atlanta Dream to a training camp contract on April 4, 2014.