NEW YORK, NY – September 16, 2016 – New York Liberty President Isiah Thomas announced today that the team has signed guard Epiphanny Prince to a multi-year contract extension. Per team policy, the terms of the agreement was not disclosed.
“Our expectation when we traded for Epiphanny Prince was that she would be a major contributor to our franchise for the long term,” said Liberty head coach Bill Laimbeer. “We are happy that she worked hard to come back return to the court and contribute this season, and look forward to her continuing to be a critical part of our team’s success for years to come.”
Prince is in her second season with the Liberty, after being acquired in an offseason trade in 2015. In her first season in New York, Prince enjoyed one of her most successful WNBA campaigns, leading to her being named 2nd Team All-WNBA for the first time in her career. Last season, Prince averaged 15.0 ppg, 3.4 apg, and 1.9 spg.
She missed the first 26 games of the 2016 season while recovering from an offseason knee injury suffered while playing for her European club team Dynamo Kursk of the Russian Premier League. She returned to action on Aug. 26 and has played in six games, with a season-best 13 points against the Connecticut Sun on Sept. 9
A two-time WNBA All-Star, Prince boasts career averages of 13.9 points, 3.1 assists, and 1.8 steals per game. She led the WNBA in steals with 79 in 2011, and has three seasons with at least 50 made 3-pointers.