Epiphanny Prince

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Epiphanny Prince
Epiphanny Prince at 2 August 2015 game cropped.jpg
Prince in 2015.
No. 10 – New York Liberty
Position Guard
League WNBA
Personal information
Born (1988-01-11) January 11, 1988 (age 29)
New York City, New York
Nationality American / Russian
Listed height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Listed weight 179 lb (81 kg)
Career information
High school Murry Bergtraum
(New York City, New York)
College Rutgers (2006–2010)
WNBA draft 2010 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4th overall
Selected by the Chicago Sky
Playing career 2010–present
Career history
20102014 Chicago Sky
2011–2012 Galatasaray SK
2012–present Dynamo Kursk
2015–present New York Liberty
Career highlights and awards
Stats at WNBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Epiphanny Prince (born January 11, 1988) is a Russian and American professional women's basketball player for the New York Liberty of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) and Dynamo Kursk of Russia as well as the Russia women's national basketball team.[1][2]

She is best known for scoring 113 points for Murry Bergtraum in a high school game in 2006, breaking a girls' national prep record previously held by Hall of Famer Cheryl Miller.[3] Participated in the 2006 Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and McDonald’s High School All-America Games.[4]

Career[edit]

In June, 2009, Prince announced plans to leave Rutgers after only three years to play professional basketball in Europe for a year. According to The New York Times, Prince was only 10 units from earning a degree in criminal justice and African-American studies and planned to complete her degree during the summer of 2009. Her announcement was not binding until she signed with an agent; in August, Prince signed with Wasserman Media Group.[5]

In 2010, she was granted Russian citizenship. She wasn't on the roster during the 2011 European Championships, nor did she compete for Russia during the 2012 Olympics in London.[6] Prince played as a point guard for the Russian national team in the European Championships of 2013, where the team finished in 13th place.[7] On February 16, 2015, the Chicago Sky traded Prince to the New York Liberty for Cappie Pondexter.[8]

In 2015, Prince moved to Dynamo Kursk in the European League. Their team won the 2017 Euroleague.

In the WNBA, she averages 27.5 minutes per game, 37.3% three-point field goals, and 13.9 PPG.[9]

Rutgers statistics[edit]

Source[10]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
Year Team GP Points FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2006–07 36 439 43.2 36.8 79.9 4.1 2.8 2.5 0.3 12.2
2007–08 Rutgers 34 469 45.2 35.5 74.4 5.2 2.8 2.5 0.3 13.8
2008–09 Rutgers 33 644 41.7 31.1 80.6 4.9 2.8 2.6 0.3 19.5
Career Rutgers 103 1552 43.2 34.2 78.8 4.7 2.8 2.5 0.3 15.1

Awards and honors[edit]

  • The Daily News Player of the Year (2004)
  • Student Sports Sophomore of the Year (2004)
  • USA Today All-USA
    • Second Team (2006)
  • Parade Magazine All-American
    • First Team (2006)
    • Second Team (2005)
  • Street & Smith’s All-American
    • First Team (2006)
    • First Team (2005)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Epiphanny Prince | EuroLeague Women (2015)". FIBA Europe. Retrieved 2016-03-31. 
  2. ^ "Former Rutgers player Epiphanny Prince to play for Russia - Press of Atlantic City: South Jersey Sports | News, Blogs, Photos, Scores & More". PressofAtlanticCity.com. Retrieved 2016-03-31. 
  3. ^ "Look out, Kobe: NYC girl scores 113 in HS game". Sports.espn.go.com. 2006-02-02. Retrieved 2016-03-31. 
  4. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on June 8, 2011. Retrieved October 11, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Epiphanny Prince signs with agent, formally ending career at Rutgers". New Jersey On-Line LLC. Retrieved 2009-08-08. 
  6. ^ "Epiphanny Prince won't play in Euros". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2011-11-11. 
  7. ^ "Russia's loss a win for Sky - tribunedigital-chicagotribune". Articles.chicagotribune.com. 2013-06-17. Retrieved 2016-03-31. 
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 17, 2015. Retrieved February 16, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Epiphanny Prince stats". WNBA.com. September 19, 2016. Retrieved September 19, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Women's Basketball Player stats". NCAA. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 

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