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    Samantha Prahalis

    First NameSamantha
    Last NamePrahalis
    Height5'7"
    positionGuard
    weight0
  • TeamRose Classic
    Class Of2008
    School
    CollegeOhio State University
    Years With Rose Classic0

Bio

2008-09 - FRESHMAN
Made an immediate impact in her rookie season ... started all 35 games ... voted the Big Ten freshman of the year ... a second team All-Big Ten (media) and honorable mention (coaches) selection ... was one of 13 finalists nationwide for the Nancy Lieberman Award, given to the nation’s most outstanding point guard ... named to the NCAA Berkeley Regional All-Tournament team ... led all Big Ten freshmen in scoring (10.2 ppg), assists (5.8) and steals (1.9) ... her 5.8 assists per game was good for 15th in Division I ... had 19 games with six or more assists ... set an Ohio State record for assists by a freshman (203) ... was third on the team with 36 3-pointers and second in minutes played, logging 1,171 minutes (33.5 per game) ... scored a career-high 23 points and dished out seven assists in her first NCAA tournament game against Sacred Heart ... had 19 points on in the NCAA Regional loss to Final Four-bound Stanford ... shot 78 percent (96-of-123) from the free throw line during the season ... scored a season-high 13 assists in the nine-point loss to then-No. 2 North Carolina Dec. 3 ... had nine assists on three different occasions ... scored 18 points and hit four 3-pointers in the win over Northwestern Feb. 15 ... had 13 points, six assists -- all in the second half -- and hit 6-of-7 from the FT line in the win at Purdue Jan. 25 ... had 16 points, four assists and went 9-of-9 from the FT line vs. Minnesota Jan. 15 ... scored 15 of her 17 points in the second half vs. Syracuse Nov. 19 ... also had 17 in the comeback win against Dayton ... named to the Buckeye Classic All-Tournament team after averaging 15.0 points, 4.0 assists and connecting on four 3FG’s in the two wins ... scored 14 points and dished out four assists in her first collegiate game against Butler Nov. 14.

INTERNATIONAL
Member of the 2009 USA U19 National Team competing in Thailand, helped the U.S. to an 8-1 record and a gold medal ... averaged 10.7 points, 3.7 assists and 1.7 steals per game ... scored 21 points in the gold medal game win over Spain ... started all nine games and established a USA record for most assists in a U19 Championship (34) ... Named to the 2008 USA Women’s U18 National Team June 12, 2008 ... averaged 6.2 points, 3.4 assists and 2.0 steals as Team USA went 5-0 at the FIBA Americas Championships in Buenos Aires, Argentina ... averaged 9.0 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 4.6 apg and 2.8 spg to help the USA White Team to a 5-0 record and gold medal at the 2007 USA Basketball Youth Development Festival in Colorado Springs, Colo. ... among all 2007 Festival participants, Prahalis ranked first in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.53), second in assists (23), tied for fifth in steals (14) and tied for ninth in 3-pointers made (4).  

COMMACK HIGH SCHOOL
2008 McDonald's All-American ... Selected to the 2008 Parade Magazine All-America second team ... 2008 Women’s Basketball Coaches Association All-American ... 2007 and 2008 Long Island Player of the Year ... named to the New York State Sports Writers Association All-State first team in 2007 and 2008, fourth team in 2006 and eighth team in 2005 as a freshman ... finished her career with 2,372 points ... Gatorade Player of the Year in New York ... Averaged 30.1 points, 7.7 rebounds, 7.9 assists and 7.2 steals her senior season as Commack High School finished 18-3 ... Scored 33 points in the Suffolk County Class AA championship game ... Averaged 23.3 points, 7.6 rebounds, 7.3 assists and 5.2 steals as a junior, leading Commack High School to a 19-4 record and a 12-0 mark in conference play ... Ranked the 12th-best prospect in the country by All-Star Girls Report and the sixth-best point guard by HoopGurlz.com ... 25th-best prospect by Blue Star Basketball ... A six-year varsity starter ... second-team all-state selection by the New York State Sportswriters Association in 2007 and fourth team in 2006 ... an adidas Top 10 All-Star in 2006 ... started for Commack in the seventh grade, earning league rookie of the year honors and all-league honors five-consecutive years ... a four-time all-county selection ... as a freshman she was a New York Newsday second-team all-Long Island selection, which comprises of two counties, Nassau and Suffolk, and two sections of the NYSPHSAA ... a three-time LIAF Metro Classic participant and the 2007-08 Most Valuable Player ... Newsday first-team all-Long Island selection as a sophomore and junior ... Madison Square Garden Network High School Weekly All-Metro Team (includes NYC, Long Island, Northern New Jersey, Southwestern Connecticut and downstate New York) ... member of Exodus AAU team ... Nike Skills Development Camp participant ... dubbed “The Show” by Glenn Nelson, publisher of HoopGurlz.com.

PERSONAL
Born January 23, 1990 ... daughter of Kim and John Prahalis ... has two siblings, Mallory and Mike.