Samantha Prahalis

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Samantha Prahalis
Born (1990-01-23) January 23, 1990 (age 24)
Commack, New York
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight 129 lb (59 kg)
High school Commack (Commack, New York)
College Ohio State
Draft 6th overall, 2012
Phoenix Mercury
WNBA career 2012–present
WNBA teams
Phoenix Mercury (2012–2013)
New York Liberty (2013)Atlanta Dream(2014)

Samantha Prahalis (born January 23, 1990 in Commack, New York)[1] is an American basketball player, most recently in the U.S. for the New York Liberty of the Women's National Basketball Association and currently for the east-central Romanian team ACS Sepsi SIC. She went to Commack High School[2] and played collegiately for Ohio State.[3]

USA Basketball[edit]

Prahalis was a member of the USA Women's U18 team which won the gold medal at the FIBA Americas Championship in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The event was held in July 2008, when the USA team defeated host Argentina to win the championship.[4] Prahalis helped the team win all five games, scoring 6.2 points per game. She was also second in assists with 17.[5]

Prahalis continued on to the USA Women's U19 team which represented the USA in the 2009 U19 World's Championship, held in Bangkok, Thailand in July and August 2009.[6] Although the USA team lost the opening game to Spain, they went on to win their next seven games to earn a rematch against Spain in the finals, and won the game 81–71 to earn the gold medal. Prahalis scored 10.7 points per game. She was the assists leader with 34 over the nine games.[7]


She was selected in the first round of the 2012 WNBA Draft (6th overall) by the Phoenix Mercury. In July 2013 Prahalis was waived by the Phoenix Mercury. On July 22, 2013 Prahalis was signed by the New York Liberty to a seven-day contract. She was released at the end of the contract.

Post-WNBA career[edit]

Prahalis signed a one-year contract with the Romanian squad ACS Sepsi SIC in Sfântu Gheorghe for the 2013-14 season. As of February 2014, she leads all scorers in the Romanian women's basketball league in points per game.[8]


  1. ^ "Prospect: Samantha Prahalis". Retrieved April 17, 2012. 
  2. ^ " Samantha Prahalis Profile". Retrieved April 17, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Samantha Prahalis Profile — — The Official Athletic site of The Ohio State University". Retrieved April 17, 2012. 
  4. ^ "USA Women's U18 National Team Rolls Through FIBA Americas Championship Undefeated With 81-37 Victory Over Host Argentina". USA Basketball. July 27, 2008. Retrieved 10 Oct 2013. 
  5. ^ "United States". USA Basketball. July 27, 2008. Retrieved 10 Oct 2013. 
  6. ^ "U19 World's Championship for women Thailand". FIBA. Retrieved 10 Oct 2013. 
  7. ^ "USA U19 Women Golden With 87-71 Victory Over Spain". USA Basketball. August 2, 2009. Retrieved 10 Oct 2013. 
  8. ^ "Sepsi-SIC a adus o jucătoare din WNBA". Retrieved 21 Feb 2014.