NEW YORK, NY – September 21, 2018 – Epiphanny Prince faced three injuries in her ninth season, one of which sidelined her for the 2018 season’s onset. Despite the adversity, Prince still showed glimpses of her canny scoring and playmaking ability.
Prince entered Training Camp nursing a concussion sustained during her overseas competition. Later in the season, Prince was sidelined with a right eye contusion amid action against Atlanta on July 19 and suffered a right knee contusion at Minnesota on July 24 that kept her off the court for the duration of the season.
Available for 16 games this season, the 5’9 guard started 12 averaging 8.4 points per game on 39.3-percent shooting. However, she was lethal from distance knocking down 41.9-percent of her looks from deep. Her points’ average sits only in front of her contribution from 2016 when she experienced a torn ACL.
Vintage Prince came alive on June 28 against Washington when the Brooklyn native erupted for a season-high 21 points on 61.5-percent shooting. She also drilled four triples on a 66.7-percent clip while adding three boards, a pair of helpers and one theft without a single turnover.
“I just wanted to be more aggressive,” Prince explained following the game against Washington. “Katie [Smith] and her coaching staff basically have all been on me to be more aggressive and stop passing up shots and that is what I tried to focus on.”
Following that performance on the tail end of a back-to-back, she mirrored her point total against her former team Chicago on June 29. Prince drained 66.7-percent of her tries from the field while putting in three treys on the night. Perhaps more impressively, she handed out a season-best five assists in 26 minutes of action. She also added a pair of steals and two boards.
Prince’s efficiency and consistency was evident again toward the earlier part of July. During a four-game span which included opponents Washington, Dallas, Connecticut and Chicago, Prince averaged 12.0 points without falling below the 11-point threshold once. In consecutive wins for the Liberty, she averaged 13.0 points on 45.8-percent shooting while also supplying five rebounds, four assists and three steals.