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Odyssey Sims's Bio

About Odyssey Sims

Odyssey Sims

WNBA CAREER CAPSULE
● WNBA All-Rookie Team (2014)

2018 (Los Angeles): Sims appeared in all 34 games for the Sparks in 2018, starting 24 contests. Scored
a season high 21 points in the Sparks opening game at the Minnesota Lynx on May 20. Sims finished the
season averaging 8.2 ppg, 2.5 rpg and 2.8 apg.

2017 (Los Angeles): Played 31 games and started in 14 games… Averaged 24.3 mpg, 1.9 rpg, 3.5 apg
and 1.2 spg… Fourth on the team in scoring, averaging 9.6 ppg… Scored in double figures in 11 of her
last 13 games… Scored a season high 28 points at Phoenix on 8/24… Had a season high 10 assists @
Chicago on 8/18… Led the game with a season-high 12 field goals made, 28 points and season high 6
rebounds @ Phoenix on 8/24… Shot a season high perfect 9-9 from the free-throw line against
Minnesota on 8/27.

2016 (Dallas): Appeared in 34 games for the Dallas Wings, starting 30… Averaged 14.0 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 3.9
apg and 1.0 spg… Scored the 1,000th point of her career vs. San Antonio on 5/21… Ranked ninth in the
WNBA in assists… Led the Wings in scoring and assists… Scored in double figures on 23 occasions,
including seven games of 20 or more points.

2015 (Tulsa): Appeared in 24 games for the Tulsa Shock, starting in 19…Missed 10 games after
suffering a knee injury on June 9 at home against Seattle…Averaged 16.0 points per game, 3.8 assists
per game, 3.4 rebounds per game, 1.1 steals per game, and 31.4 minutes per game…Shot 36.8 percent
from the field and 84.7 percent from the free throw line…Led the team in scoring and finished fifth in the
WNBA with 16 points per game…Ranked sixth in the WNBA in assists with 3.8 assists per
game…Ranked sixth in the league in minutes played averaging 31.4 per game…Scored in double figures
in 19 of 23 games…Hit a career-high 15 free throws in New York on August 15…Scored 20 or more
points in six games…Averaged 20 points over two games in the Tulsa Shock’s first ever playoff
appearance…Also averaged 5 assists in the two playoff games… Named the WNBA Western Conference
Player of the Week for the eleventh week of the season.

2014 (Tulsa): Appeared in all 34 games for the Tulsa Shock, starting in 31… Averaged 16.7 ppg, 4.2 apg,
2.8 rpg, 1.3 spg and 34.4 mpg… Shot 40.6 percent from the field, 34.6 percent from the three and 83.9
percent from the free throw line… Finished the regular season first amongst rookies in points (sixth in the
WNBA) with 16.7 ppg… Ranked first amongst rookies (seventh in the WNBA) in assists per game with
4.2… Finished ranked first amongst rookies (third in the WNBA) in minutes played averaging 34.4 per
game… Ranked eighth amongst rookies in field goal percentage (40.6), fourth in three-point percentage
(34.6) and second in steals per game (1.3)… Scored in double figures in 27 of 34 games, four of which
were 30 plus point performances… Scored a career-high of 39 points in San Antonio on July 22, which is
the second highest points in a game scored by a rookie… Hit a career-high of 10 assists vs. Los Angeles
on June 28 and earned her first career double-double with 10 assists and 17 points… Named to WNBA
All-Rookie Team… Named the Rookie of the Month for July after leading all rookies in points (18.3 ppg)
and minutes played (35.7 mpg), while placing third in assists (4.0 apg) and free throw percentage
(54-of-62, .871) for games played in July… Named the Rookie of the Month for August after leading the
league in scoring (23.5 ppg), minutes played (36.6 mpg), placed seventh in three-point field goal
percentage (.410) and tied for ninth in assists (4.0 apg), Sims scored 20 or more points in five out of the
six games and 25 or more in three of those contests in games played in August… Finished the season
with a total of 569 points, which ranks second in Shock history for the most points scored in a season…
Ranks third in Shock history for the best scoring average in a single-season with 16.7… Finished the
season with a total of 142 assists, which ranks third in Shock history for the most assists in a
single-season.

College: Named ESPNW National Player of the Week (Nov. 25, Jan. 6), WBCA All-American (2012,
2013), USBWA All-American (2012, 2013), AP All-American, first team (2013), All Big 12 First Team
(2011, 2012, 2013), All Big 12 Defensive Team (2012, 2013) and Lieberman Award Winner (2014)…
During her Senior year (2013-2014), career-high 48 points and career-high ten rebounds at West Virginia
to record sixth career double-double but first by points and rebounds… Averaged 28.5 points per game,
shot 44.6 percent from the field and shot 39.8 percent from the three… During her Junior year
(2012-2013), honored with team Co-MVP honors for the second straight year with Brittney Griner…
Played in 32 (missed four due to injury) of 36 games this season, starting in 31… In Big 12 statistics,
ranked No. 1 in assist/turnover ratio (2.7), No. 3 in steals (2.8), No. 4 in assists (5.8), No. 5 in free throw
percentage (.832), No. 13 in field goal percentage (.477) and No. 14 in scoring (12.9)… No. 2 nationally in
assist/turnover ratio, No. 25 in assists and No. 36 in steals… Averaged 12.9 points per game, shot 47.7
percent from the field and shot 33.7 percent from the three… During her Sophomore year (2011-2012),
earned team Co-MVP honors with Brittney Griner… Scored in double-digits in 30 of 40 games, including
eight 20-point outings… In NCAA Championship title game victory vs. No. 4 Notre Dame, recorded 19
points, seven rebounds, four assists and two steals… Averaged 14.9 points per game, shot 44.7 percent
from the field and shot 39.9 percent from the three… During her Freshman year (2010-2011), came off
the bench the first nine games but started last 24… Named National Freshman of the Year (USBWA)…
Earned State Farm/WBCA All-America honorable mention status… Named Big 12 Freshman of the Year
and All-Big 12 first team… Poured in a career-high 37 points, including the go-ahead basket in the closing
second, that lifted Baylor past No. 16 Oklahoma in Norman (Feb. 27)… Led the Big 12 Conference in
3-point FG percentage at 45.3 percent (67-148)… Recorded 24 double-digit scoring efforts, including six
20-point games and one 30-point outing… Averaged 13.1 points per game, shot 47.5 percent from the
field and 45.3 from the three.

Personal: Nickname is “O”… Daughter of Pamela Thompson of Irving, Texas… Born July 13, 1992, in
Irving, Texas… Has two older brothers, Oscar and Onaye… Started four years of varsity basketball at
Irving’s MacArthur High School… Averaged 22.5 points, 4.6 assists and 4.4 rebounds as a senior… Led
MacArthur to a No. 4 national ranking and a No. 1 state ranking… Rated the No. 1 point guard in the
class of 2010 and No. 3 player overall… Earned the WBCA/State Farm National High School Player of
the Year award… Named a WBCA, Parade magazine and McDonald’s All-American… Naismith High
School Player of the Year finalist… Two-time Gatorade Player of the Year nominee… Named to the
All-USA Girls Basketball team by USA Today … High school jersey hangs in the Women’s Basketball Hall
of Fame’s Ring of Honor… Led MacArthur HS to a four-year record of 120-25 and was named District
7-5A’s Most Valuable Player all four years… Three-time all-state selection by the Texas Association of
Basketball Coaches and Texas Girls Coaches Association… On May 21, 2010, Sims’ No. 3 jersey was
retired, marking the first time that any athletic jersey, boys or girls, had been retired in the 47 year history
of the school… Played on the USA Basketball’s 2011 World University Games gold medal winning team
in Shenzhen, China… Averaged 6.2 points, 2.0 rebounds and 18.2 minutes a game… Earned a World
University Games gold medal and was named the tournament’s most valuable player at the 2013 World
University games in Russia… Averaged 12.7 points and 5.3 assists per game while leading the team in
assists (32) and steals (12)… Majored in speech communication at Baylor.

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