April 23, 2024 

Epiphanny Prince announces retirement from WNBA

‘To my fans and anyone who has helped this kid on her journey — thank you!’

WNBA champion Epiphanny Prince announced her retirement on Instagram on Tuesday after a 14-year career. The 36-year-old guard averaged 10.7 points, 2.5 assists and 1.4 steals in 315 games with Chicago, Las Vegas, Seattle and New York.

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“I have been fortunate to have a long career filled with unforgettable memories,” Prince wrote. “A lot of winning, ups and downs, traveling the world, and meeting so many amazing people.”

Prince became well-known nationally while playing for Murry Bergtraum High School in New York, where she even scored 113 points in a game. She continued her basketball career at Rutgers, where she helped her squad reach the NCAA championship game in 2007. They came up short against Tennessee.

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The 5’9 guard was one of the first players to skip a senior year of college to go pro. Prince played overseas in Europe for a year before she was drafted into the WNBA in 2010. She was the No. 4 pick by the Sky and was named to the WNBA All-Rookie team in her first season. In her second, she was named to the Eastern Conference All-Star team and led the league in steals. Prince averaged 18.1 points, 3.1 assists and 3.5 rebounds that year.

Prince spent five seasons with the Sky before being traded to the Liberty, where she played four seasons and earned second-team All-WNBA honors. She then played one season with the Las Vegas Aces before joining the Storm. In 2020, she helped the Storm defeat the Aces for the title, becoming a WNBA champion. In 2023, Prince left Seattle to play her final WNBA season in her hometown with the Liberty.

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The Brooklyn native spent many offseasons playing overseas in Turkey and Russia. In 2013 and 2015, Prince joined the Russian national team in the hopes of helping it qualify for the world championship and Olympics; however, the attempts were unsuccessful.

The WNBA celebrated Prince’s career on the social platform X. “A 2020 WNBA Champion and 2x All-Star, thank you @Piphdagreat10 for all you’ve done for the game,” the post read.

“To my fans and anyone who has helped this kid on her journey — thank you!” Prince wrote on Instagram.

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Written by Sydney Wingfield

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