Right Choice for Prince

When Epiphanny Prince decided to forgo her senior season at Rutgers and go overseas to play basketball it was a tough decision for her.

It appears it was the right one.

The experience she gained playing with and against WNBA stars will be beneficial as she heads into her first season with the Chicago Sky.

“I think this experience has been great for me,” Prince said. “First I was playing for Spartak and I was learning a lot from [Diana] Taurasi, Kelly Miller, and Sue [Bird]. They are all WNBA All-Stars. After I went to Turkey I used the advice they had given to me and I transferred it to my game here in Turkey.”

In just one season overseas, Prince feels more confident in her skills. She’s worked on the weaker points of her game and feels she’s ready for the next step in her career.

“This year I’ve been working on when I am in the paint a lot, just dishing it off and finding people with a better shot instead of me trying to double-pump it and score,” said Prince. “I’m just trying to work on my game more and learn how to read and understand it more.”

Leaving Rutgers early allowed Prince to get a sample of the talent level of the pro game as well as the difference in talent between college and the pros.

“The difference is when you get to the next level everybody is good at every position and you have to keep working hard and getting better at everything your trying to do,” said Prince.

Epiphanny’s difficult choice to play overseas has helped her mature on and off the court.

Her difficult choice also made the Sky’s choice to take her fourth overall in the 2010 WNBA draft an easy one.