Odyssey Sims

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Odyssey Sims
Odyssey Sims.jpg
WNBA's Bucheon KEB-Hana Bank
Point guard
Born (1992-07-13) July 13, 1992 (age 22)
Irving, Texas
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 155 lb (70 kg)
High school MacArthur (Irving, Texas)
College Baylor
WNBA career 2014–present
WNBA teams
Tulsa Shock (2014)
Non-WNBA teams
Bucheon KEB-Hana Bank (2014–present)

Odyssey Celeste Sims (born July 13, 1992) is an American professional basketball player at guard for the Tulsa Shock of the WNBA an AP and WBCA All-American.[1][2] Sims was born in Irving, Texas. She graduated from MacArthur High School.[3]

USA Basketball[edit]

Sims played on the team representing the USA at the 2011 Summer Universiade held in Shenzhen, China. The team, coached by Bill Fennelly, won all six games to earn the gold medal. Sims averaged 6.2 points per game.[4]

Sims was selected to be a member of the team representing the USA at the 2013 Summer Universiade held in Kazan, Russia. The team, coached by Sherri Coale, won the opening four games easily, scoring in triple digits in each game, and winning by 30 or more points in each case. After winning the quarterfinal game against Sweden, they faced Australia in the semifinal. The USA team opened up as much as a 17 point in the fourth quarter of the game but the Australian team fought back and took a one point lead in the final minute. Crystal Bradford scored a basket with 134 seconds left ant he game to secure a 79–78 victory. The gold medal opponent was Russia, but the USA team never trailed, and won 90–71 to win the gold medal and the World University games Championship. Sims was the third leading scorer for the team, averaging 12.7 points per game. She led the team in assist with 32, and steals with 12. She was named co_MVP of the tournament, along with Russia's Tatiana Grigoryeva.[5]

Awards and honors[edit]

Odyssey Sims winning Lieberman Award, presented at the 2014 WBCA Award ceremony

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WBB, Notre Dame Battle for NCAA Title - Baylor Bears Official Athletic Site". BaylorBears.com. Retrieved April 6, 2012. 
  2. ^ "USA Basketball: Odyssey Sims". Retrieved April 6, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Odyssey Sims 2010 High School Girls' Basketball Profile - ESPNHS". Retrieved April 6, 2012. 
  4. ^ "TWENTY-SIXTH WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES -- 2011". USA Basketball. Retrieved 22 Oct 2013. 
  5. ^ "TWENTY-SEVENTH WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES -- 2013". USA Basketball. Retrieved 27 Apr 2014. 
  6. ^ "Past WBCA HS Coaches' All-America Teams". Women's Basketball Coaches Association. Retrieved 1 Jul 2014. 
  7. ^ "Slideshow: espnW All-Americans". ESPN. Retrieved 14 Mar 2014. 
  8. ^ "USBWA ANNOUNCES 2013-14". U.S. Basketball Writers Association. March 31, 2014. Retrieved 2 Apr 2014. 
  9. ^ "Frances Pomeroy Naismith". Women's Basketball Coaches Association. Retrieved 30 Jun 2014. 
  10. ^ "The Wade Trophy". Women's Basketball Coaches Association. Retrieved 30 Jun 2014. 

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