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  • As of  Aug. 25, 2018.

USA Basketball Notes

  • Honors: 2013 World University Games Co-MVP
  • Gold Medals: 2014 World Championship; 2013 FIBA World University Games, 2011 World University Games.
  • Is 20-2 in USA Basketball games played.
  • Accepted an invitation to the 2017 USA Women's National Team training camp Sept. 30-Oct. 2 in Santa Barbara, California, but advanced to the WNBA Finals and was not available to participate.
  • Member of the 2016 USA Select Team that lost 88-84 in an exhibition game to the 2016 USA National Team; scored 17 points, grabbed six rebounds and dished out six assists.
  • Named as a finalist for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Women's Basketball Team on Jan. 25, 2016.
  • Member of the 2014 USA Basketball World Championship Team that compiled a perfect 6-0 record en route to claiming gold at the FIBA World Championship in Istanbul and qualifying the U.S. for the 2016 Olympic Games. Aided the U.S. to a 4-1 record in exhibition play.
  • Member of the 2014-16 USA Women’s National Team and took part in the 2015 USA minicamp in Las Vegas.
  • First trained with the USA National Team during its October 2013 minicamp in Las Vegas after playing for a pair of USA junior squads.
  • Is USA Basketball’s first two-time World University Games gold medalist.
  • Member of the 2013 USA Women’s World University Games Team that earned a 6-0 record and the gold medal in Kazan, Russia.
  • Helped the USA to a gold medal and 6-0 record in the 2011 USA World University Games Team in Shenzhen, China; averaged 6.2 ppg. and 2 rpg.
  • Participated in the 2011 USA Women’s U19 World Championship Team Trials.

Professional Notes

  • Drafted: No. 2 by the Tulsa Shock in 2014; traded to the Los Angeles Sparks on Feb. 17, 2017.
  • WNBA All-Rookie Team: 2014.
  • In 2017, her first in Los Angeles, the Sparks posted a league second-best 26-8 record.
  • In her three years playing for the Tulsa Shock/Dallas Wings, her teams finished with a 41-61 (.402) record and advanced to the 2015 WNBA playoffs.
  • Has spent the off-seasons playing in South Korea (2014-15) and Turkey (2015-18).

College Years

  • During her four years, Baylor posted a 140-10 (.933) record, claimed the 2012 NCAA title, advanced to the 2011 and 2014 NCAA Elite Eights, the 2013 NCAA Sweet 16, and earned four Big 12 Conference Tournament and four Big 12 regular season crowns.
  • Frances Pomeroy Naismith, Dawn Staley and Wade Trophy award winner (2014).
  • WBCA Division I Defensive Player of the Year finalist (2014).
  • WBCA and USBWA All-American (2012, 2013, 2014)
  • Associated Press All-America first team (2013, 2014) and second team (2012).
  • Preseason WNIT All-Tournament team (2012).
  • Wooden Award and Wade Trophy finalist (2012, 2013).
  • Naismith Trophy finalist (2012, 2013, 2014).
  • USBWA National Freshman of the Year (2011).
  • Big 12 player of the year (2014).
  • All-Big 12 first team (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014).
  • Big 12 All-Defensive Team (2012, 2013, 2014).
  • Big 12 All-Tournament Team (2012, 2013, 2014).
  • NCAA All-Final Four (2012) and All-Regional (2012, 2013).
  • Big 12 Freshman of the Year (2011).
  • Averaged an NCAA Division I second-best 28.5 ppg. to lead the Bears to a 32-5 record and the NCAA Elite Eight as a senior in 2013-14.
  • Set a record for Big 12 single-season scoring with 1,054 points in 2013-14 and is ranked third among all-time NCAA Division I leaders for single-season scorers, eight points behind Kelsey Plum and Jackie Stiles.

Personal Notes

  • Born in Irving, Texas.
  • Daughter of Pamela Thompson and Nathaniel Sims; has two older brothers, Oscar Thompson and Onaye Sims.
  • Brothers played college basketball, Oscar Thompson at Weatherford College and Prairie View A&M University, and Onaye Sims at Seminole State College.
  • Started four years of varsity basketball at Irving's MacArthur High School and led her team to an overall record of 120-25.
  • WBCA National High School Player of the Year, and WBCA, USA Today, Parade Magazine and McDonald's All-American (2010).
  • Sims' No. 3 MacArthur jersey was retired in 2010, marking the first time that any athletic jersey, boys or girls, had been retired in the 47 year history of the school.
  • Majored in speech communication at Baylor.

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USA Basketball Statistics

TEAM G/S MIN/G FGM-A PCT 3PM-3A PCT FTM-A PCT REB/AVG PTS/AVG AST TO BLK STL
2016 SEL 1/1 37.0 6-  11 .545 2-   7 .286 3-   5 .600 6/ 6.0 17/ 17.0 6 2 0 1
2014 WC 5/0 5.2 5-   6 .833 1-   1 1.000 5-   6 .833 5/ 1.0 16/   3.2 4 6 0 1
2014 WCx 5/0 11.2 6-  17 .353 2-   5 .400 2-   2 1.000 2/ 0.4 16/   3.2 10 5 0 3
2013 WUG 6/6 23.8 25-  50 .500 3- 12 .250 23- 26 .885 10/ 1.7 76/ 12.7 32 19 0 12
2011 WUG 5/0 18.2 13-  28 .464 5- 11 .455 0-   0 .--- 10/ 2.0 31/   6.2 11 7 0 8
Totals 21/6 16.8 49-101 .485 11- 29 .379 30- 34 .882 27/ 1.3 139/   6.6 57 39 0 24

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