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Odyssey Sims's Bio

About Odyssey Sims

Odyssey Sims


  • WNBA All-Rookie Team (2014)
  • WNBA All-Star (2019)
  • All WNBA-Second Team (2019)

2022 (Minnesota/Connecticut):

  • Played two games with the Minnesota Lynx before a mutual separation with the team.
  • Signed a 7-day hardship contract with the Connecticut Sun on August 3rd, before ultimately signing a rest of season contract on August 10th.
  • Appeared in five regular season contests for Connecticut.
  • Finished the 2022 regular season with 48 points, 13 rebounds, 20 assists, eight steals and two blocks.
  • Tallied a season-high 13 points off the bench in the loss to Chicago on 8/7.
  • Appeared in all 12 playoff contests for the Sun.
  • Finished the postseason with 43 points, 18 rebounds, 15 assists and five steals.

2021 (Atlanta):

  • Started in 21 of 30 games played.
  • Recorded 10 double-figure scoring games, four of which were 20-point performances.
  • Set a WNBA record with 13 assists off the bench at Las Vegas (7/4), the fourth-most assists recorded by any player in the league this season. She added 10 points on to this for her third career double-double.
  • Started in the Dream’s first game of the season, leading the team with 14 points and adding 4 rebounds.
  • Back-to-back 20-point games with 20 points against Washington on 6/13 and 22 points again at Washington on 6/17. She knocked down a season-best 4 three-pointers in the second of those games.
  • One of four Dream players in 2021 with 4+ steals in multiple games (Bradford, Hayes, McDonald), recording 4 against Seattle (6/9) and again two games later against Washington (6/13).
  • Recorded a season-high 26 points on a career-high 27 attempted field goals with four made three-pointers at Los Angeles (8/17), adding on 6 assists and 3 rebounds in a season-most 39 minutes (OT).
  • Reached 1,000 career made field goals against Chicago (8/24).

2020 (Minnesota): Saw action in 13 games during her seventh WNBA season (second with the Lynx), having been activated from the Pregnancy/Childbirth list on Aug. 6… Served a two-game league suspension (Aug. 9-11) and missed the Aug. 19 contest vs. Dallas due to a sore groin… Averaged 9.4 ppg, 2.0 rpg and 3.5 apg while logging 18.5 mpg; she shot 40.4% from the floor, 33.3% (8-for-24) from three-point range and 90.9% (30-for-33) from the line… Started the final seven contests (Minnesota went 4-3), boosting those averages to 11.9 ppg (49.2%), 1.9 rpg and 3.4 apg while playing 21.1 mpg in that stretch… Posted season highs in points (17) and minutes (26:37) vs. Washington on Sept. 8… The Sept. 6 contest vs. Seattle was the 200th of her WNBA career… Hauled in a career-high-tying seven
rebounds vs. Atlanta on Aug. 28; she added 17 points and a season-high nine assists in that contest, one shy of her career best.

2019 (Minnesota): Concluded her first season in Minnesota (sixth in the WNBA) by leading the team in scoring and  assists… Named to the All-WNBA Second Team on Oct. 6, the first such honor of her career… Started all 34 games and ranked 14th in scoring (14.5 ppg), 4th in assists (a career-high 5.4 apg), 12th in steals (1.35 spg) and 7th in minutes (31.9 mpg)… Also grabbed a career-best 3.4 rpg while hitting 41.5% from the field… Finished with 22 points and nine assists (with no TOs) Sept. 6 at Phoenix, her league-best fifth 20+ pt/8+ ast game of the year and her 40th career 20+ point night… Poured in a season-high 30 points Aug. 18 at Seattle, her sixth career 30+ outing; she erupted for 18 points in the 3rd quarter, going 8-for-8 from the floor to tie a WNBA record for most FGs made without a miss in a quarter… Totaled 10 points in the All-Star Game on July 27 in Las Vegas; it’s the first All-Star nod of her career… Netted 21 points July 6 at Connecticut, adding eight assists to become the third Lynx player to dish 8+ assists in three consecutive games (Noelle Quinn, 2007; Whalen, 2012)… Tallied a game-high 25 points June 25 at Indiana while tying career bests with seven rebounds and five steals… Scored her 2000th career point May 25 vs. Chicago… Acquired from Los Angeles on Apr. 22 in exchange for guard Alexis Jones… Re-signed by L.A. to a three-year contract on Feb. 1, matching an offer sheet from Phoenix.

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

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”… Has one son, Jaiden … 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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