Mercedes Russell

basketball player (1995-)

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Mercedes Russell
Mercedes Russell (cropped).jpg
Russell in 2019
No. 2 – Seattle Storm
PositionCenter
LeagueWNBA
Personal information
Born (1995-07-27) July 27, 1995 (age 25)
Springfield, Oregon
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High schoolSpringfield (Springfield, Oregon)
CollegeTennessee (2013–2018)
WNBA draft2018 / Round: 2 / Pick: 22nd overall
Selected by the New York Liberty
Playing career2018–present
Career history
2018New York Liberty
2018–presentSeattle Storm
2019–2020Southside Flyers
2020–2021Galatasaray
Career highlights and awards
Medals

Mercedes Brianna Russell (born July 27, 1995) is an American professional basketball player for the Seattle Storm of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). She was drafted 22nd overall by the New York Liberty in the 2018 WNBA draft. Russell played center for the Tennessee Lady Volunteers basketball team in college.[1] In high school, she was named 2013 Gatorade Girls' Basketball Player of the Year.

Russell was MVP of the 2013 McDonalds All-American game

College

Russell played college basketball at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee for the Lady Volunteers.[2]

Statistics

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG TO PPG
2013–14 Tennessee 35 5 18.5 .596 .000 .514 5.0 0.5 0.4 1.1 1.2 6.3
2014–15 Tennessee Injured
2015–16 Tennessee 36 31 29.3 .548 .000 .545 8.3 0.8 0.4 1.8 1.6 9.9
2016–17 Tennessee 32 32 34.6 .562 .000 .671 9.7 1.2 0.7 1.4 2.0 16.1
2017–18 Tennessee 33 33 32.7 .583 .000 .682 9.2 0.8 1.1 1.3 1.4 15.3
Career 136 101 28.6 .570 .000 .622 8.0 0.8 0.6 1.4 1.6 11.7

Career

WNBA

At the 2018 WNBA Draft, Russell was drafted in the second round by the New York Liberty. After making her WNBA debut with the Liberty, Russell was waived and soon after picked up by the Seattle Storm.[3] In joining the Storm's line-up featuring players such as Sue Bird, Breanna Stewart and Natasha Howard, Russell would take home a WNBA Championship in her first professional season.

WNBL

In 2019, Russell was signed by the newly rebranded Southside Flyers in Australia's Women's National Basketball League (WNBL).[4] There she would play alongside the likes of Leilani Mitchell and Jenna O'Hea.

Career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game  RPG  Rebounds per game
 APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game  BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game
 TO  Turnovers per game  FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 Bold  Career high ° League leader

WNBA

Regular season
Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG TO PPG
2018 New York 2 0 16.5 .333 .000 .750 1.5 1.0 1.0 0.5 0.5 2.5
2018 Seattle 22 0 4.5 .483 .000 .500 1.3 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.2 1.5
2019 Seattle 34 30 25.6 .517 .000 .646 6.1 1.7 1.0 0.5 0.9 7.5
Career 2 years, 2 teams 58 30 17.3 .510 .000 .633 4.1 0.7 0.7 0.3 0.7 5.1
Postseason
Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG TO PPG
2018 Seattle 1 0 3.6 .000 .000 .000 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2019 Seattle 2 2 32.1 .769 .000 100 8.5 2.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 11.5
Career 2 years, 1 team 3 2 22.6 .769 000 100 6.0 1.3 0.0 0.7 0.7 7.7

References

  1. ^ Greif, Andrew (April 14, 2018). "Marie Gulich leads 4 players with Oregon ties selected in 2018 WNBA draft". The Oregonian. Retrieved April 14, 2018.
  2. ^ "Mercedes Russell - Women's Basketball - University of Tennessee Athletics". utsports.com.
  3. ^ "Seattle Storm Signs Mercedes Russell". storm.wnba.com.
  4. ^ [1]

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