EPIPHANNY PRINCE 2015 HIGHLIGHTS
- Named Second-Team All-WNBA for the first time in her career.
- Tabbed as the WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Month for the first time for games played in August.
- Selected as the WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week on August 17.
- Appeared in 30 games and made 29 starts after missing the first 10 games of the season due to international commitments.
- Ranked second on the team averaging 15.0 ppg. Led the Liberty in steals, averaging two per game and was second with 3.4 assists per game.
- Scored 30 points at Chicago on August 7, the most ever for a player in their first game against a former team.
- Dropped 26 points in game one of the WNBA Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Washington Mystics, setting a Liberty playoff single-game scoring record in the process.
- Scored in double figures in her first 12 games of the season and in 21 of her first 22 overall.
While the 2015 debut for Epiphanny Prince was slightly delayed, once she did suit up for the Liberty her presence made a big impact in helping the team secure the top record in the WNBA for the first time in franchise history.
Prince missed the first 10 games of the season, but the Liberty managed to post a 6-4 record during that stretch and stay within striking distance for the top spot in conference, before finally making a big move with a 6-2 record in July.
Prince made her first appearance in an overtime win at Washington on July 9, coming off the bench to score 14 points. Three days later she was in the starting lineup for the first time in a road loss to the Atlanta Dream, but from there New York went on to win five in a row and nine of its next 10 contests.
Prince consistently scored in double figures nearly every night before breaking out with a huge performance in a win at Chicago. In that game she finished with 30 points while shooting 4-of-5 from 3-point range, a performance the Elias Sports Bureau said was the highest scoring for a WNBA player in their first game against a former team in league history.
That was just the beginning for an outstanding month of August that ended with Prince being named the WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Month for the first time in her career after averaging 17.8 points, 2.6 steals and 4.2 assists per game.
Needing a win against Connecticut to secure the league’s top record heading into the postseason, Prince went on to drop 25 points on 10-of-15 shooting while draining three 3-pointers.
That hot streak carried over to the start of the WNBA Playoffs. In game one of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Mystics, Prince led the Liberty with 26 points, setting a new franchise single-game playoff scoring record in the process.
Prince delivered again in game one against Indiana in the Eastern Conference Finals, draining four trays to finish with 17 points in a New York victory.
- New York Royalty – The Players’ Tribune
- NYC’s Kobe and Shaq Don’t Play for the Knicks – New York Magazine
- Epiphanny Prince’s Arrival Raises Liberty’s Hope of Returning to WNBA Playoffs – New York Times
- Epiphanny Prince and Tina Charles have gone from rivals to making Liberty a playoff contender – Newsday
- Epiphanny Prince and Tina Charles: From Rivals to Teammates
- Epiphanny Prince has a lot of Sneakers – NY Post