CHICAGO, Ill. (May 20, 2013) – Former Rutgers women’s basketball standout Epiphanny Prince has signed a multi-year contract extension with the WNBA’s Chicago Sky it was announced this weekend by Chicago Sky Head Coach and General Manager Pokey Chatman.
Prince, a Brooklyn, N.Y. native, was the Sky’s fourth overall pick in the 2010 WNBA Draft. As a rookie, she played in all 34 games and was the Sky’s third best scorer, averaging 9.8 points per game. She also offered 2.7 assists and 1.6 steals per game.
In 2012, after establishing herself as a WNBA All-Star, Prince became the first WNBA player since 1997 to score 30 points in three straight games. She led the team in scoring, averaging 18.1 points per game. Prince also shot an impressive 90 percent from the free throw line and 44 percent from the field.
Prince will miss seven Sky regular season games between June 4 and June 30 to compete in the EuroBasket Women 2013 Championships. The top five finishers in the EuroBasket, which will be played in France, will qualify for next year's world championship in Turkey. Prince has a chance to be the second American-born player to play for Russia's national team in the Olympics. Since she hasn't played for the United States in any major FIBA-sanctioned international events, Prince is allowed to compete for Russia.
Prince, a two-time Associated Press All-American Third Team selection, played three seasons for the Scarlet Knights. She concluded her collegiate career ninth all-time on the RU scoring chart (1,552 points) and sixth in steals (260) was twice named a BIG EAST First Team honoree.
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