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Karlie Samuelson's Bio

About Karlie Samuelson

Karlie Samuelson

2021 (Los Angeles/Seattle): Signed by Los Angeles to hardship contract on 6/4…appeared in 11 games while making three starts, averaging 3.8 points, 2.3 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game…shot 47.8% from three-point range with the Sparks (11-of-23)…released by LA on Aug. 22 and signed by Seattle to Rest of Season contract on Aug. 23…played in three games with the Storm, averaging 3.0 points…first points with Seattle came off a layup off a great feed from sister Katie Lou Samuelson against Chicago on Aug. 29.

2019 (Dallas): Was signed by the Dallas Wings on 8/29 and played in four games… Appeared in three games for the LA Sparks earlier in the season.

2018 (Los Angeles): The Sparks signed Samuelson to a 2018 training camp contract during the February free agency period. Samuelson shined in camp and earned a spot on the opening day roster. She appeared in four games with the Sparks averaging 3.5 points per game and shooting 40 percent from 3-point range. On May 29, 2018, Samuelson was released when center Jantel Lavender returned from her overseas commitments. However, on June 24, 2018, the Sparks resigned Samuelson for the remainder of the season. Samuelson finished with averages of 1.0 ppg, 0.5 rpg and 0.3 apg in 20 appearances. She scored a career high six points on May 22, 2018 against the Indiana Fever.

College: Samuelson played collegiately at Stanford University. Samuelson averaged career highs in points (12.4), rebounds (3.4) and assists (2.7) and personal bests in field goal percentage (.482) and 3-point field goal percentage (.485) as a senior at Stanford in 2016-17 in leading the Cardinal to the program’s 13th Final Four appearance. She finished second in the nation in 3-point field goal percentage, a mark good for second in school single-season history and fourth in Pac-12 history. Her 96 made 3-pointers tied Jeanette Pohlen for first in Stanford history and fifth in Pac-12 history and her 249 career 3-pointers are third in the school record books. A career 44.3 percent 3-point shooter, Samuelson is second at Stanford to Jennifer Azzi, tied for fourth in Pac-12 annals and 19th in NCAA history. She ended with the best career 3-point percentage for any Pac-12 player since 1990. Samuelson was invited to the Sparks camp in 2017 before suffering an injury. She returned to the Sparks camp in 2018 after playing for Vigarano in Italy, averaging 14.8 PPG and 4.9 RPG, and earned a spot on the Sparks opening day roster. She is also a member of Great Britain’s national team.

Personal: Karlie Samuelson (born May 10, 1995) is a guard for the Los Angeles Sparks. She is from Fullerton, CA and played college basketball at Stanford University. Her sisters are Bonnie and USA Olympian Katie Lou Samuelson.

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