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Sami Whitcomb
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Sami Whitcomb's Bio

About Sami Whitcomb

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed a training camp contract with the Chicago Sky in 2010… Signed as a free agent with the Seattle Storm on Feb. 1, 2017… Acquired by the New York Liberty via sign-and-trade from the Seattle Storm on February 10, 2021.

2021: Compiled a career-best season in her first campaign with the New York Liberty… Appeared in 30 games, including a career-high 28 starts… Averaged career highs of 11.7 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game… Shot personal bests of 47.3% from the field and 42.5% from deep, as well as logged a career-high 28.1 minutes per game… Sami finished No. 2 in the WNBA in three-point field goals made on the season (76), which also ranked third most all-time in Liberty history… Recorded a career-high 30 points on 58.3% (7-12) shooting from distance, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals on June 26 at Atlanta… Whitcomb’s seven three-pointers on June 26 tied the Liberty’s all-time single-game record, making her just the sixth player in team history to do so.

2020: Earned her second-career WNBA Championship with Seattle…Scored 17 points in the fourth quarter on 8/12/20 to power the Storm over Atlanta 100-63…Scored season-high 20 points…Made six 3-pointers in the game to tie the WNBA record for threes in a half for the second time in her career… Passed 500 career points mark vs. Connecticut on 8/4/20…Played 100th career game on 7/30/20 vs. Washington…Scored 17 points and added six assists on 8/10/20 vs. Chicago, shooting 6-for-9 from the field…Did not play in WNBA Finals in order to be with her wife for the birth of their child, Nash.

2019: 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 (at Barclays Center)…Knocked down five 3-point field goals and dished out career-high 8 assists on July 17 at Minnesota…Recorded 100th career 3-pointer on July 23 at Las Vegas.

2018: Won the 2018 WNBA Championship…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: Tied the WNBA record for most three’s made in a half (6) vs. New York on May 26 in her rookie season with Seattle, finishing with a career-high 22 points against the Liberty…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: Signed to a training camp contract with the Sky; was waived on May 9, 2010 prior to the start of the season.

PLAYOFFS

2021: Recorded three points, five rebounds and two assists against the Phoenix Mercury on September 23.

2020: Totaled 15 points over three games during Seattle’s 2020 WNBA Championship run.

2019: Shot 50.0% (3-6) from distance over Seattle’s two games, totaling 9 points.

2018: Averaged 6.1 points across six contests en route to her first WNBA Championship, including a playoff-high 11 points on September 4 against Phoenix.

2017: Finished with three points, two rebounds, and an assist in the Storm’s loss against the Mercury in her WNBA Playoff debut.

OVERSEAS

  • 2021: Galatasaray, Turkey
  • 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: Whitcomb was a four-year letter winner at the University of Washington…Named a 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…Member of the Australia Women’s National Basketball Team…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 Washington Football Team in the 1960’s and 1970’s…Four-year letter winner at Buena HS (CA)…Ventura County Star 2005-06 Girls Basketball Player of the Year.

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