Epiphanny Prince

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Epiphanny Prince
Epiphanny Prince at 2 August 2015 game cropped.jpg
Prince in 2015
No. 5Galatasaray
Position Point guard
League Women's Basketball Super League
EuroCup Women
Personal information
Born (1988-01-11) January 11, 1988 (age 34)
New York City, New York
NationalityAmerican / Russian
Listed height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Listed weight179 lb (81 kg)
Career information
High school Murry Bergtraum
(New York City, New York)
College Rutgers (2006–2009)
WNBA draft 2010 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4th overall
Selected by the Chicago Sky
Playing career2009–present
Career history
2009 Spartak Moscow
2009–2010 Botaş Spor
20102014 Chicago Sky
2011–2012 Galatasaray
2012–2020 Dynamo Kursk
20152018 New York Liberty
2019 Las Vegas Aces
2020–present Seattle Storm
2021Galatasaray
2021–2022 Dynamo Kursk
2022 Hatayspor
2022–presentGalatasaray
Career highlights and awards
Stats at WNBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Epiphanny Prince (born January 11, 1988) is a Russian-American professional basketball player for the Seattle Storm of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) and Galatasaray of Turkey as well as the Russia women's national basketball team. [1] [2]

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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] She participated in the 2006 Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and McDonald's High School All-America Games. [4]

Career

Overseas

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] Prince initially joined Russian team Spartak Moscow, then Turkish team Botaş Spor, before the 2010 WNBA Draft. [6]

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

On 31 December 2022, she signed with Galatasaray of the Turkish Women's Basketball Super League (TKBL). [7]

WNBA career

On February 16, 2015, the Chicago Sky traded Prince to the New York Liberty for Cappie Pondexter. [8]

In 2019, Prince was signed as a late season addition to the Las Vegas Aces. [9]

In the WNBA, she averaged 27.5 minutes per game, 37.3% three-point field goals, and 13.9 PPG through 2016. [10]

National team career

In 2010, she was granted Russian citizenship. She was not on the roster during the 2011 European Championships, nor did she compete for Russia during the 2012 Olympics in London. [11]

Prince played as a point guard for the Russian national team in the European Championships of 2013, where the team finished in 13th place. [12]

WNBA career statistics

Legend
  GPGames played  GS Games started MPG Minutes per game RPG  Rebounds per game
 APG  Assists per game SPG  Steals per game BPG  Blocks per game PPG Points per game
 TO  Turnovers per game FG%  Field-goal percentage 3P%  3-point field-goal percentage FT%  Free-throw percentage
 Bold Career high°League leader

Regular season

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGTOPPG
2010 Chicago 34219.6.427.338.7842.02.71.60.11.89.8
2011 Chicago 342729.4.375.373.8042.13.02.30.41.713.6
2012 Chicago 262530.0.442.407.8993.53.11.80.32.018.1
2013 Chicago 313130.0.376.396.9002.73.01.60.41.415.0
2014 Chicago 262432.3.383.327.8763.03.81.90.41.815.0
2015 New York 242328.6.467.356.9002.93.42.00.21.615.0
2016 New York 6013.8.400.3641.0001.50.70.30.00.35.2
2017 New York 282526.8.401.344.8783.62.91.30.31.312.0
2018 New York 161219.1.393.419.8751.61.70.90.01.18.4
2019 Las Vegas 309.3.500.429.0000.71.00.30.30.04.3
2020 Seattle 15012.7.386.333.8461.21.40.40.10.84.3
2021 Seattle 29214.3.439.500.8971.61.70.70.20.95.8
Career12 years, 4 teams27217124.5.408.378.8652.42.71.50.31.411.9

Postseason

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGTOPPG
2013 Chicago 2233.5.333.2861.0001.50.51.50.00.014.5'
2014 Chicago 9929.1.296.273.8003.42.11.60.81.49.2
2015 New York 6632.7.359.379.7502.83.01.20.31.813.2
2016 New York 1017.0.500.6671.0003.03.00.00.00.012.0
2017 New York 1135.0.444.2861.0005.0'2.01.00.02.012.0
2019 Las Vegas 301.7.333.000.0000.00.00.00.00.00.7
2020 Seattle 5013.0.471.364.8330.82.21.00.00.45.0
2021 Seattle 109.0.000.000.0000.01.00.01.02.00.0
Career8 years, 3 teams281823.4.342.330.8422.32.01.10.41.18.6

Rutgers statistics

Source [13]

Legend
  GPGames 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 Rutgers 36439 43.2 36.879.9 4.1 2.8 2.5 0.3 12.2
2007–08 Rutgers 34 469 45.235.5 74.4 5.22.8 2.5 0.3 13.8
2008–09 Rutgers 33 64441.7 31.1 80.64.9 2.8 2.60.3 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

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