Stephanie Talbot

Stephanie Talbot (born 15 June 1994) is an Australian professional basketball player for the Seattle Storm of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA).

Stephanie Talbot
Stephanie Talbot 3 (cropped).jpg
Talbot in 2019
No. 7 – Seattle Storm
PositionForward
LeagueWNBA
Personal information
Born (1994-06-15) 15 June 1994 (age 26)
Katherine, Northern Territory
NationalityAustralian
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight192 lb (87 kg)
Career information
WNBA draft2014 / Round: 3 / Pick: 33rd overall
Selected by the Phoenix Mercury
Playing career2011–present
Career history
2011–2014Adelaide Lightning
2014–2016Canberra Capitals
2016–2017Gorzów Wielkopolski
20172018Phoenix Mercury
2017–2018USO Mondeville
2018–2019Melbourne Boomers
20192020Minnesota Lynx
2019–presentAdelaide Lightning
2021–presentSeattle Storm
Career highlights and awards

CareerEdit

WNBLEdit

Talbot began her career at just the age of 17, playing with the Adelaide Lightning for the 2011–12 WNBL season. In just her second season, Talbot was recognised as one of the brightest prospects in the Women's National Basketball League (WNBL), winning the 2013 Betty Watson Rookie of the Year award.[1] In accepting her award, Talbot was asked what she had learned from playing with Olympians Suzy Batkovic, Laura Hodges and Jennifer Screen, and she replied "Shitloads".[2]

In 2018, Talbot returned to the league after signing with the Melbourne Boomers.[3] This was her first season back after spending two seasons overseas in Europe.

In 2019, it was announced Talbot would re-join the Adelaide Lightning, returning to both her home state and her first WNBL team.[4]

In 2020, Talbot re-signed with the Adelaide Lightning for her second consecutive season.[5]

WNBAEdit

In 2014, Talbot nominated for the WNBA draft, where she was selected in the third round (33rd overall) by the Phoenix Mercury.[6] Talbot opted to play for the Canberra Capitals for the WNBL 2014-15 season.[7] In 2017, the Phoenix Mercury re-acquired Talbot.[8]

In 2019, Talbot was traded to the Minnesota Lynx after two seasons with the Mercury.[9] In the off-season, she was traded to the New York Liberty for draft pick Erica Ogwumike.

After electing to sit-out the 2020 season, Talbot's rights remained with the Liberty. In February 2021, the Liberty traded their negotiating rights to the Seattle Storm.[10] Talbot would subsequently sign a training camp contract with the Storm.[11]

National teamEdit

Youth LevelEdit

Smith made her international debut for the Sapphires at the 2009 FIBA Under-16 Oceania Championship in Brisbane. Later in 2013, Talbot was a member of the bronze medal winning team at the World Championship held in Lithuania.[12] At that tournament, Talbot was named to the World Championship All-Star Five.

Senior LevelEdit

Talbot is a current member of the Australian Women's basketball training squad. At official senior FIBA tournaments, Talbot has played for the Opals at the 2015 Oceania Women’s Championship, 2016 Olympic Games and 2018 World Cup.[13]

StatisticsEdit

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

WNBAEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG TO PPG
2017 Phoenix 34 24 17.9 .415 .381 .652 2.7 1.6 0.7 0.2 0.8 4.4
2018 Phoenix 31 8 14.6 .464 .386 .905 1.9 1.3 0.4 0.3 0.8 3.7
2019 Minnesota 33 9 17.0 .370 .326 .871 2.4 1.2 0.9 0.2 1.2 5.2
Career 3 years, 2 teams 98 41 16.6 .407 .354 .776 2.3 1.4 0.7 0.2 1.0 4.4

PostseasonEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG TO PPG
2017 Phoenix 4 0 5.7 .750 .500 100 0.5 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.5 2.0
2018 Phoenix 4 4 27.1 .474 .333 .600 5.3 2.8 1.0 0.0 2.2 6.3
2019 Minnesota 1 0 14.9 .500 .500 .000 1.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 5.0
Career 3 years, 2 teams 9 4 16.2 .519 .375 .667 2.7 1.4 0.4 0.0 1.7 4.2

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Basketball Australia. Player: Stephanie Talbot. Retrieved 30 August 2014.
  2. ^ Nagy, Boti (25 March 2013). NBL/WNBL – All the Winners. Basketball On The Internet. Retrieved 30 August 2014.
  3. ^ "OPALS, WNBA GUARD STEPH TALBOT JOINS THE BOOMERS".
  4. ^ "LIGHTNING SIGNS OLYMPIAN STEPH TALBOT IN HUGE WNBL COUP".
  5. ^ "20/21 WNBL SEASON PLAYER SIGNING!".
  6. ^ WNBA Enterprises, LLC. WNBA Draft Board 2014. Retrieved 30 August 2014.
  7. ^ Tuxworth, Jon (14 May 2014). Canberra Capitals sign Adelaide WNBL star Stephanie Talbot. The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 30 August 2014.
  8. ^ Phoenix Mercury Signs Olympian Stephanie Talbot
  9. ^ "Minnesota Lynx Acquire Forward Stephanie Talbot". Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  10. ^ "Storm acquires Katie Lou Samuelson, Mikiah "Kiki" Herbert Harrigan; Rights to Stephanie Talbot and two 2022 draft picks - Seattle Storm". storm.wnba.com. WNBA. 10 February 2021.
  11. ^ "Storm signs Stephanie Talbot, Tamera Young - Seattle Storm". storm.wnba.com. WNBA. 11 February 2021.
  12. ^ FIBA Archive. 2013 Under 19 Championship for Women.Event Standings. Retrieved 30 August 2014.
  13. ^ FIBA Archive. Players: Stephanie Talbot. Retrieved 11 November 2017.

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