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      <p>PHOENIX– The three-time WNBA Champ Phoenix Mercury today introduced the signings of wings Leaonna Odom and Jennie Simms, guard Kiana Williams and forward/center Kristine Anigwe to training camp contracts. With the four additions, the Mercury lineup currently stands at 13 signs up with the Mercury after investing her very first two WNBA periods with the New York Liberty, averaging 4.4 factors on 48.3 percent capturing in 40 games. Originally the 15th-overall pick in the 2020 WNBA Draft by the Liberty, Odom saw action in all 22 games during the WNBA’s 2020 season in the league’s “bubble, ” posting 5.5 points on 49.0 percent capturing and 2.3 rebounds in 22 video games. Odom spent this past offseason playing for Kyiv Basket in Ukraine, where she averaged 14.0 factors on 52.9 percent shooting, 6.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.7 takes. She is back in the United was a four-year standout at Battle each other University, where she ended up 10th in program background in minutes played, and totaled 1, 387 points, 729 rebounds and 201 assists during her time in Durham, N.C. She belonged to the preseason watch list for both the John R. Wooden Award and Naismith Honor in 2019 and was a preseason Cheryl Miller Honor watch listing addition for the very best small ahead in NCAA Department I basketball as a will sign up with the Mercury after a finishing her overseas season in Israel, where she’s balancing a league-best 29.6 points on 60.5 percent capturing, 9.5 rebounds, 6.8 helps and 1.7 steals in 22 ready Hapoel Rishon. Simms will look to make a WNBA lineup for the second time in her professional profession, having actually played for the Washington Mystics in 2017. Prior to her expert career, Simms dipped into Old Dominion, where she completed her college career placed 5th on the institution’s all-time racking up checklist with 2, 151 occupation factors. The 12th gamer in program history to be prepared, she was simply the 6th Girl King to rack up 2, 000 profession points and only the 3rd to rack up 2, 000 within her very first three periods. Furthermore, she damaged institution documents for job 30+ and 40+ factor scoring video games while there before being picked 18th-overall by the Mystics in the 2017 WNBA signs up with the Mercury in what will certainly be her 2nd WNBA period, having actually spent in 2014 with the Seattle Storm, that composed her with the 18th general choice in the 2021 WNBA Draft. Before the draft, Williams was a four-year standout at Stanford, where she finished her job as a NCAA Champion Ariel Hearn Jersey, Pac-12 Champ, two-time Pac-12 Event Champ and the program’s all-time leader in three-point area goals with 311. In her last season at Stanford, Williams balanced 14.0 factors, 2.0 rebounds and 1.3 swipes, making AP All-America Third Group honors, All-Pac-12 honors and was named the seminar’s most outstanding gamer in the Pac-12 is currently playing overseas for Adelaide in Australia’s WNBL. There, she has actually averaged 11.0 factors on 42.4 percent shooting, 3.5 assists and 2.2 rebounds in 13 hails Phoenix, Ariz., and a grad of Desert View High School, and a three-year WNBA expert with stints in Connecticut, Dallas and Los Angeles. Originally the ninth total choice in the 2019 WNBA Draft by the Connecticut Sun, Anigwe has balanced 3.3 points and 2.7 rebounds in 50 complete games. Her best season can be found in 2020 with the Stimulates, where she insisted a career-best 4.6 points on 60.4 percent shooting and 2.6 rebounds in 17 at Desert Panorama, she was named the Gatorade Arizona Player of the Year, a Parade Magazine All-American and USA Today All-USA Second Team in her senior season. She participated in the University of California, where she averaged 20.2 points and 11.0 rebounds in 128 career games over her four-year profession. Anigwe earned AP All-America Honorable Reference in 2017, was a three-time All-Pac-12 First string participant and named the seminar’s Fresher of the Year in 2016. Anigwe is presently playing overseas with Mersin in Turkey, completing in both the Turkish League and EuroCup. </p>

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