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Stephanie Talbot's Bio

About Stephanie Talbot

Stephanie Talbot (born June 15, 1994) is a guard for the Phoenix Mercury.

WNBA CAREER

Two-year WNBA player, having spent both seasons with the Mercury

Selected 33rd overall (third round) by the Mercury in the 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-percent) during the 2017 season

Career averages of 4.0 points, 2.3 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 16.3 minutes in 65 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 (three)

Eight playoff game appearances with averages of 4.1 points and 1.5 rebounds per game

 

2018 SEASON

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 career-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

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 that won the 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

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

Member for the Australian National Team that competed in the 2016 Rio Olympics

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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