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Sami Whitcomb's Bio

About Sami Whitcomb

HEIGHT: 5-10 WEIGHT: 145 BIRTHDATE: July 20, 1988 BIRTHPLACE: Ventura, CA HOMETOWN: Ventura, CA COLLEGE: Washington HIGH SCHOOL: Buena HS (CA) WNBA EXPERIENCE: 3 seasons HOW ACQUIRED: Signed as a free agent with the Storm on Feb. 1, 2017 TWITTER: @SamBam32 INSTAGRAM: bamsam32

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • WNBA Champion (2018)
  • Tied the WNBA record for most three’s made in a half (6) vs. New York on May 26, 2017
  • Recorded a career-high 22 points, including six 3-pointers, all coming in the second half vs. New York on May 26, 2017
  • Signed as a free agent for the Seattle Storm on Feb. 1, 2017
  • WSBL All-Defensive First Team (2016)
  • 2-time WSBL Champion (2014, 2015)
  • 3-time WSBL Grand Final MVP (2013, 2014, 2015)
  • 3-time WSBL scoring title champion (2013, 2014, 2015)
  • 4-time WSBL All-Star Team (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)

2019 HIGHLIGHTS WITH SEATTLE:

  • Made first career start on June 28 vs. Chicago playing on alma mater’s court (Alaska Airlines Arena)
  • Scored a season-high 18 points on career-best 7 FGM on Aug. 11 at New York
  • Knocked down five 3-point field goals and dished out career-high 8 assists on July 17  at Minnesota
  • Drained 100th career 3-pointer on July 23 at Las Vegas

2018 HIGHLIGHTS WITH SEATTLE:

  • Scored a season-high 12 points June 24 at Dallas
  • Put up 11 points on 3-for-6 shooting at Washington Aug. 9
  • Recorded a career-high 4 steals and season-high 4 rebounds Aug. 19 vs. Dallas
  • Dished out 11 points and a career-high 4 assists Sept. 4 vs. Phoenix

2017 HIGHLIGHTS WITH SEATTLE:

  • Averaged 13.5 points per game and nailed six three’s in two preseason games vs. Phoenix
  • Tied the WNBA record for most three’s made in a half (6) vs. New York on May 26
  • Recorded a career-high 22 points, including six three’s, all coming in the second half vs. New York on May 26
  • Scored three points in her WNBA debut at Los Angeles on May 13
  • Dished out a career-high three assists at San Antonio on June 6
  • Tallied nine points on 3-for-7 shooting vs. San Antonio on June 18
  • Grabbed a career high six boards in a career-high 22 minutes at Washington on June 27
  • Tallied 13 points on 4-for-7 shooting vs. New York on July 6
  • Recorded 11 points, five rebounds and a career-high four assists at San Antonio on Aug. 5

2010 HIGHLIGHTS WITH CHICAGO:

  • Signed to a training camp contract with the Sky; was waived on May 9, 2010 prior to the start of the season

OVERSEAS COMPETITION:

  • 2019-2020: Montpellier, France; qualified for EuroLeague competition
  • 2018-2019: Montpellier, France; Runner up in French League Championship
  • 2017-18: Perth Lynx, Australia
  • 2016-17: Perth Lynx, Australia
  • 2015-16: Perth Lynx, Australia; won WNBL Championship; named All-Star; won SBL Championship; was GF MVP
  • 2014-15: Rockingham Flames, Australia; won SBL Championship; was GF MVP
  • 2013-14: Rockingham Flames, Australia; was named WNBL MVP and to the All-Star Team. Following the Flames season, moved to Slovakia to play for SKBD Rucon through Dec. 2013.
  • 2012-13: Wolfenbuttel Wildcats, Germany
  • 2011-12: ChemCats Chemnitz, Germany

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 2010 All-Pac-10 selection
  • Averaged a career-best 13.0 points per game during her senior season (2010)
  • Led team in scoring, rebounding and assists during her senior season
  • Named Pac-10 Player of the Week on Dec. 28, 2009
  • Finished career ranked 15th all-time in UW scoring history with 1,205 points
  • Ranks fourth in team history in 3-point field goals made (176)
  • 2009 All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention selection
  • Two-time Pac-10 All-Defensive Team honorable mention
  • Team MVP as a junior, averaging 12.8 points per game and a Pac-10 leading 2.3 steals per game
  • Averaged at least 11 points the last two seasons
  • Also ranks among UW’s all-time season leaders for three-pointers made with 62 as a sophomore (tied for sixth) and 54 as a junior (ninth)
  • Has 55 career double-figure scoring games
  • Three-time Pac-10 All-Academic honoree including a second-team nod in 2008-09

INTERNATIONAL:

  • Applied for Australian citizenship, naturalized Feb. 1, 2018
  • 2018 FIBA World Cup silver medalist

PERSONAL:

  • Daughter of Jan and Sander Whitcomb, has an older brother, Jason
  • Great uncle Roy Schmidt played in the NFL with the Falcons, Packers and Redskins in the 1960’s and 1970’s
  • Four-year letterwinner at Buena HS (CA)
  • Ventura County Star 2005-06 Girls Basketball Player of the Year
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