Stephanie
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Stephanie Talbot's Bio

About Stephanie Talbot

HEIGHT: 6-2 WEIGHT: 192 BIRTHDATE: June 15, 1994 BIRTHPLACE: Katherine, Australia HOMETOWN: Adelaide, Australia WNBA EXPERIENCE: 4 seasons DRAFTED BY: Phoenix, 2014, Third Round (#33)  INSTAGRAM: stephtalbot7

WNBA CAREER

  • Four-year WNBA player, having spent two seasons with Phoenix (2017, 2018), one with Minnesota (2019) and one with Seattle (2021)
  • Selected 33rd overall (third round) by Phoenix in 2014 WNBA Draft when she was 19 years old
  • Became the 11th rookie in Mercury franchise history to record at least 20 starts (started in 24 games)
  • Finished second among all rookies in shooting percentage (41.5%) during the 2017 season
  • Career averages of 4.7 points, 2.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 17.5 minutes in 128 career games
  • One-of-two rookies in 2017 to start in their team’s first 21 games of the season joining Dallas’ Allisha Gray
  • Scored a career-high 18 points in the Mercury’s final game of the 2018 regular season on August 19, 2018 against New York…also matched her career high in three-pointers made that game (3)
  • 10 playoff game appearances with averages of 4.4 points and 2.8 rebounds per game

2021 SEASON (Seattle)

  • Rights traded to Seattle from New York for fellow Aussie Sami Whitcomb prior to the start of the season
  • Appeared in 30 games, making nine starts
  • Averaged 5.7 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per game
  • Shot a career-best 41.5% from three-point range (27-of-65), finishing 8th in the league among players with at least 50 3pt attempts
  • Poured in a season-high 21 points on 8-of-12 shooting (4-of-5 from three-point range), adding four rebounds and three assists vs Dallas on June 4
  • Dished out a season-best five assists and scored eight points in season-finale vs Phoenix on Sept. 17
  • Played in 100th career WNBA game on May 20 at MIN, making first start with Seattle
  • Scored 500th career point during 13-point fourth quarter at ATL on June 9

2019 SEASON (Minnesota)

  • Traded to Minnesota Lynx on May 21, 2019 for the 2020 No. 18 pick (Te’a Cooper)
  • Appeared in 33 games, making nine starts with Minnesota in 2019
  • Averaged 5.2 points, 2.4 rebounds, 1.2 assists, and 0.9 steals per game
  • Scored a career-high 24 points on 7-13 shooting including 5-of-9 from three-point range vs Atlanta (7/2/19)
  • Traded to New York prior to 2020 season for Erica Ogwumike

2018 SEASON (Phoenix)

  • Appeared in all but three games for the Mercury in 2018…started in the final seven games of the season, and eight of the final nine
  • Averaged 3.7 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game
  • Scored a season-high 18 points in the Mercury’s final game of the 2018 regular season on August 19 against New York…matched her career high in three-pointers made (three) in the game
  • Scored in double figures three times on the season, two of which came in the final four games of the season
  • Shot 46.4-percent (39-of-54) from the field after shooting 41.5-percent in 2017
  • Ranked second on the team in three-point percentage at 38.6-percent (14-of-44) behind only Briann January
  • Ranked second on the team in free throw percentage at 90.5-percent (19-of-21) behind Diana Taurasi…Talbot and Taurasi were only two Mercury players who shot over 90-percent from the free throw line
  • Averaged 8.2 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.9 assists in the final 10 games of the season, eight of which were starts
  • Suffered a broken nose in the final game of the season against New York on August 19
  • Started in all four playoff games she appeared in during 2018 WNBA Playoffs, averaging career bests in scoring (6.3 ppg), rebounds (5.3 rpg) and assists (2.8 apg)…missed final three games of playoffs with a concussion

2017 SEASON (Phoenix)

  • One-of-five Mercury players to appear in all 34 games…earned the start in 24 games, including the first 21 games of the season
  • Became the 11th rookie in franchise history to record at least 20 starts in a season (had 24)
  • Averaged 4.4 point, 2.7 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game
  • Finished second among all WNBA rookies in field goal percentage (41.5-percent)…Mercury teammate Emma Cannon finished first while other Mercury teammate Yvonne Turner finished third
  • Finished third among all rookies in steals per game (0.7), fourth in rebounding (2.7 rpg), fourth in minutes per game (17.9) and ninth in scoring (4.4 ppg)
  • Scored a career-high 12 points twice (May 23 vs. New York and August 18 at Washington)
  • Knocked down a season-high three three-pointers twice on the season, finishing three-of-four from long range on July 4 vs. Washington and going a perfect three-for-three from deep on August 18 at Washington
  • Scored 10+ points four times on the season
  • Grabbed a career-high seven rebounds at San Antonio on May 19, four of which were offensive boards
  • Appeared in four of the Mercury’s five Playoff games, averaging 2.0 points and 0.5 rebounds per game

INTERNATIONAL

  • Member of Australia’s national team
  • Made Olympic debut with Opals in 2016 Rio Olympics and also played in 2020 Tokyo games
  • Won silver medal at the 2018 Women’s World Cup
  • Helped guide Australia to a perfect 5-0 record and the gold medal in the 2018 Commonwealth Games
  • Named 2020 WNBL MVP with the Adelaide Lightning, averaging 18.2 points, 9.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game
  • Played for Mondeville in France during the 2017-18 WNBA offseason…averaged 11.7 points, 4.0 rebounds and 4.1 assists in 14 games
  • Spent the 2016-17 season playing for AZS PWSZ Gorzow Wielkopolski in Poland…averaged 15.5 points, 6.9 rebounds 4.0 assists and 2.6 steals in 26 games…was the only player in the Polish league to rank in the top 10 in scoring, rebounding and assists
  • Named the 2013 Betty Watson Rookie of the Year in the WNBL
  • Began international and professional career in 2009 when she was a member of Australia’s FIBA Oceanic Championships gold-medal team.

PERSONAL

  • Drafted by the Mercury in the 2014 WNBA Draft when she was just 19 years old, but stayed overseas the last three years
  • Played one season in 2016-17 for AZS PWSZ Gorzow Wielkopolski in Poland, averaging 15.5 points on 50.0 percent shooting, 6.9 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.6 steals in 32.4 minutes per game in 26 games
  • Was the only player in the Polish League to rank in the top 10 in scoring, rebounding, and assists; also ranked in the top 10 in steals and blocks in 2016-17
  • Member of the Australian team during the 2016 Rio Olympics, playing alongside Mercury center Cayla George
  • Named the 2013 Betty Watson Rookie of the Year in the WNBL, Australia’s women’s professional basketball league
  • Began international and professional career in 2009 when she was a member of Australia’s FIBA Oceania Championships gold-medal team
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