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PostPosted: 04/24/17 8:32 pm    ::: Prahalis to retire? Reply Reply with quote

http://www.newsday.com/sports/women-s-sports/commack-s-samantha-prahalis-95-percent-sure-she-s-retiring-1.13516449

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I’m not 100 percent, but I’m like 95 percent sure that I’m retired



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Thought she been retired


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Deciding that W job isn't coming so its not worth the stress of going overseas...good for her...glad she made that decision and decided to move on. Certainly one of the most talked about W players that's for sure. Nothing but the best for her



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PostPosted: 04/25/17 5:40 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

There's only one person who cares. Lol


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There's only one person who cares. Lol


Laughing i was thinking exactly the same



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PostPosted: 04/25/17 9:21 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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There's only one person who cares. Lol


I care. If Prahalis could have done whatever it was she needed to do to become a rotation player in the WNBA, she would have helped the league and women's basketball because of her charisma and style of play.

It's not like the game is swimming in talented players who combine style and substance.



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PostPosted: 04/25/17 10:07 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Ay Mate wrote:
There's only one person who cares. Lol


I care. If Prahalis could have done whatever it was she needed to do to become a rotation player in the WNBA, she would have helped the league and women's basketball because of her charisma and style of play.

It's not like the game is swimming in talented players who combine style and substance.


The league has had players with charisma who were good in the past and the league is still where it's at and it will always be regardless if a player like Prahalis was in the league or not.


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PostPosted: 04/25/17 10:44 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I personally liked her that year in Phoenix. For a rookie PG, she showed a lot of potential. Not sure what happened to her - if it became a personality thing, her shot didn't improve, or she wasn't teachable or, or, or... I was surprised when Phoenix waived her and surprised when she didn't stick somewhere, though NY was certainly not a good fit.

But I think she's had a career in Europe for a few years anyway.



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PostPosted: 04/25/17 10:48 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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I personally liked her that year in Phoenix. For a rookie PG, she showed a lot of potential. Not sure what happened to her - if it became a personality thing, her shot didn't improve, or she wasn't teachable or, or, or... I was surprised when Phoenix waived her and surprised when she didn't stick somewhere, though NY was certainly not a good fit.

But I think she's had a career in Europe for a few years anyway.


wasnt she ROY >? Or Runner up that year DT sat out ?



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PostPosted: 04/25/17 10:54 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Ay Mate wrote:
There's only one person who cares. Lol


I care. If Prahalis could have done whatever it was she needed to do to become a rotation player in the WNBA, she would have helped the league and women's basketball because of her charisma and style of play.

It's not like the game is swimming in talented players who combine style and substance.


Well then.... you should be mourning the loss of Schimmel, who you never seemed to like.



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PostPosted: 04/25/17 10:58 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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I personally liked her that year in Phoenix. For a rookie PG, she showed a lot of potential. Not sure what happened to her - if it became a personality thing, her shot didn't improve, or she wasn't teachable or, or, or... I was surprised when Phoenix waived her and surprised when she didn't stick somewhere, though NY was certainly not a good fit.


After being a starter as a rookie, I don't think she was too amenable to PHX putting their 5 best players as starters.



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I personally liked her that year in Phoenix. For a rookie PG, she showed a lot of potential. Not sure what happened to her - if it became a personality thing, her shot didn't improve, or she wasn't teachable or, or, or... I was surprised when Phoenix waived her and surprised when she didn't stick somewhere, though NY was certainly not a good fit.

But I think she's had a career in Europe for a few years anyway.


wasnt she ROY >? Or Runner up that year DT sat out ?


She won Rookie of the Month once and made the All Rookie team. I don't know if she was second place for ROY. Maybe pilight has the numbers.



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WNBA 09 wrote:
myrtle wrote:
I personally liked her that year in Phoenix. For a rookie PG, she showed a lot of potential. Not sure what happened to her - if it became a personality thing, her shot didn't improve, or she wasn't teachable or, or, or... I was surprised when Phoenix waived her and surprised when she didn't stick somewhere, though NY was certainly not a good fit.

But I think she's had a career in Europe for a few years anyway.


wasnt she ROY >? Or Runner up that year DT sat out ?


She tied for second in ROY voting with Glory Johnson. Nneka Ogwumike won the award by a wide margin.



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PostPosted: 04/25/17 11:06 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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WNBA 09 wrote:
myrtle wrote:
I personally liked her that year in Phoenix. For a rookie PG, she showed a lot of potential. Not sure what happened to her - if it became a personality thing, her shot didn't improve, or she wasn't teachable or, or, or... I was surprised when Phoenix waived her and surprised when she didn't stick somewhere, though NY was certainly not a good fit.

But I think she's had a career in Europe for a few years anyway.


wasnt she ROY >? Or Runner up that year DT sat out ?


She tied for second in ROY voting with Glory Johnson. Nneka Ogwumike won the award by a wide margin.


Thanks Shades & Pilight , well good company to be surrounded by . Prahalis was serviceable & that is all



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PostPosted: 04/25/17 12:03 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Shades wrote:
ClayK wrote:
Ay Mate wrote:
There's only one person who cares. Lol


I care. If Prahalis could have done whatever it was she needed to do to become a rotation player in the WNBA, she would have helped the league and women's basketball because of her charisma and style of play.

It's not like the game is swimming in talented players who combine style and substance.


Well then.... you should be mourning the loss of Schimmel, who you never seemed to like.


I feel the same way about Schimmel. I think the difference is I felt Schimmel had the talent to succeed while I wasn't sure Prahalis had the necessary physical tools.



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PostPosted: 04/25/17 1:14 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I see some parallels to Alexis Peterson, except that Prahalis was even more accomplished and decorated in college.


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I knew she was leaning towards this. Actually strongly considering this. This is very sad for a player who is good enough to be a starter in the league EASILY. But teams just would not believe in her for whatever reason. You guys would be shocked as to what actually happened in Phoenix. It was complete BS and I believe a huge factor as to how her career turned out. But she does enjoy working with kids so I hope she is happy in whatever she does. I will always be a huge fan and I'll always believe she could have been a star in the WNBA if she was afforded the chance, which she wasn't.



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I knew she was leaning towards this. Actually strongly considering this. This is very sad for a player who is good enough to be a starter in the league EASILY. But teams just would not believe in her for whatever reason.


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You guys would be shocked as to what actually happened in Phoenix. It was complete BS and I believe a huge factor as to how her career turned out.



Could you elaborate ?

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Jet Jaguar wrote:
I knew she was leaning towards this. Actually strongly considering this. This is very sad for a player who is good enough to be a starter in the league EASILY. But teams just would not believe in her for whatever reason.


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You guys would be shocked as to what actually happened in Phoenix. It was complete BS and I believe a huge factor as to how her career turned out.



Could you elaborate ?

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PostPosted: 04/25/17 1:35 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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I feel the same way about Schimmel. I think the difference is I felt Schimmel had the talent to succeed while I wasn't sure Prahalis had the necessary physical tools.


Schimmel also appears to be able to be a draw on the road for various groups, including Native American ones. Or at least she appeared that way her rookie year, heightened by her ASG MVP Award.

Prahalis did not have that draw.


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Edit:Not gonna put that out there without facts.




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Jet Jaguar wrote:
WNBA 09 wrote:
Jet Jaguar wrote:
I knew she was leaning towards this. Actually strongly considering this. This is very sad for a player who is good enough to be a starter in the league EASILY. But teams just would not believe in her for whatever reason.


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You guys would be shocked as to what actually happened in Phoenix. It was complete BS and I believe a huge factor as to how her career turned out.



Could you elaborate ?

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Edit:Not gonna put that out there without facts.

A. It wouldn't help her or anyone really if I put it out there
B. Sometimes people tell me stuff and I respect that they told me in confidence and won't just post it on a message board for all to see
C. You probably wouldn't believe me anyway.

But I'll just say it was a very unfortunate thing that happened in Phoenix. If she had been drafted to another team I believe she'd be playing in the WNBA today. I can't believe there is not a place in the league for a player as good as her.

Oh well, so now there will be a lady coaching some kids in a gym in New York that could school most of the point guards in the "best league in the world" Laughing



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zune69 wrote:
Edit:Not gonna put that out there without facts.

A. It wouldn't help her or anyone really if I put it out there
B. Sometimes people tell me stuff and I respect that they told me in confidence and won't just post it on a message board for all to see
C. You probably wouldn't believe me anyway.

But I'll just say it was a very unfortunate thing that happened in Phoenix. If she had been drafted to another team I believe she'd be playing in the WNBA today. I can't believe there is not a place in the league for a player as good as her.

Oh well, so now there will be a lady coaching some kids in a gym in New York that could school most of the point guards in the "best league in the world" Laughing


Then why complain about a situation without receipts ? Not to say what your implying is untrue but seems a bit exaggerated without actually knowing what your referring to. Fact or Fiction



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No matter what happened, the fact is she is plenty good enough for the WNBA. Short or killing someone I don't see how any player who has the skills to be in the WNBA and is significantly better than many who are currently at her position shouldn't be in the league. But this league is more about politics than skills apparently.



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WNBA 09 wrote:
Jet Jaguar wrote:
zune69 wrote:
Edit:Not gonna put that out there without facts.

A. It wouldn't help her or anyone really if I put it out there
B. Sometimes people tell me stuff and I respect that they told me in confidence and won't just post it on a message board for all to see
C. You probably wouldn't believe me anyway.

But I'll just say it was a very unfortunate thing that happened in Phoenix. If she had been drafted to another team I believe she'd be playing in the WNBA today. I can't believe there is not a place in the league for a player as good as her.

Oh well, so now there will be a lady coaching some kids in a gym in New York that could school most of the point guards in the "best league in the world" Laughing


Then why complain about a situation without receipts ? Not to say what your implying is untrue but seems a bit exaggerated without actually knowing what your referring to. Fact or Fiction


Blaming Phoenix is BS anyway, considering she also had chances in (from memory) NY, LA and ATL as well (definitely NY as I still remember Shades' way-off-the-mark Gloating Bill avatar) and she didn't survive for long at all in those places. All evidence points to her having an attitude that was out of proportion with her value.

If JJ is correct in claiming that her ability is that of a WNBA starter, then what does that say about the rest of the Prahalis "package" that her recent season was coming off the bench in Hungary and parting ways with her team at the start of the playoffs?
Yeah ... Phoenix's fault too I'm sure Rolling Eyes



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I won't judge because I can't speak to her WNBA experience except to say she was cut four times. So while I know no dynamics she did have stints with different teams.

But...is she retiring from overseas play too? If so, her WNBA experience can't be associated with that. Unless I'm missing something. All in all, many players have fewer opportunities. And she was a somewhat flashy player, which I'd think should added to her appeal.



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Luuuc wrote:

Blaming Phoenix is BS anyway, considering she also had chances in (from memory) NY, LA and ATL as well (definitely NY as I still remember Shades' way-off-the-mark Gloating Bill avatar) and she didn't survive for long at all in those places. All evidence points to her having an attitude that was out of proportion with her value.


Apparently this never happened though, and whoever thinks it did is insecure and obsessed. Weird!


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Can we at least try to make this about the player? Please?



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Lots of players leave overseas teams for different reasons at different times and most of us are unaware of why. So I don't think her leaving Hungary early is any indication of anything. All her other overseas stints went fairly well, besides leaving Russia too midseason. I'd like to say that TRP comes off the bench too on that team. The team makeup and foreigner rules has a lot to do with that.

But whatever. She would have been great for the league. But I guess it just wasn't meant to be. If she's accepted it, so have I. Good news is you won't have to hear from my ass on here anymore. I'm done with the WNBA.

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Lots of players leave overseas teams for different reasons at different times and most of us are unaware of why. So I don't think her leaving Hungary early is any indication of anything. All her other overseas stints went fairly well, besides leaving Russia too midseason. I'd like to say that TRP comes off the bench too on that team. The team makeup and foreigner rules has a lot to do with that.

But whatever. She would have been great for the league. But I guess it just wasn't meant to be. If she's accepted it, so have I. Good news is you won't have to hear from my ass on here anymore. I'm done with the WNBA.

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I must say im sad to see you go my friend. I loved your prahalis to protect prahalis at any means necessary .
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Ward Melville appointment: Former Commack, Ohio State and WNBA player Sammy Prahalis is the new girls basketball coach at Ward Melville.

Prahalis played two years in the WNBA and four seasons in Europe. At age 27, she still had productive years ahead of her.

"I thought it was time," she told Newsday. "I didn't like going from country to country. I got tired of it. I'm very close to my family and I got tired of missing family stuff."

Prahalis scored 2,372 points from 2002-08 at Commack. She was first-team all-sate and the Gatorade player on the year for New York in 2008.


http://newyorksportswriters.org/blog/2017-09-02-capelli-sport-stadium-uprights-reportedly-stolen.shtml



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This is a full article:

http://www.newsday.com/sports/high-school/girls-basketball/sammy-prahalis-named-head-coach-at-ward-melville-1.14105758

I'm happy for her. Yeah she's tired of overseas, wasn't what she wanted, she wanted the WNBA. What she won't say is she's sick of the BS of the WNBA. I'm like 99% positive she was blackballed from the league. A player as skilled as her just does not not get camp invites. She's just too good of a player. I don't think any of the teams that picked her up in 2013/14 ever intended on using her, or they got the memo after they picked her up to not keep her. I almost guarantee she would have been one of the top 3 point guards in the WNBA, if not the best. She's that good. Such a shame. Talent gone to waste.

Oh well, again I'm happy for her. Since it was obvious she was persona non grata to WNBA teams, it's good she found something else she liked. I hope she's happy and is very successful as coach. She'll always be my favorite player and the most talented female point guard I've ever seen.



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[quote="Jet Jaguar"]This is a full article:

http://www.newsday.com/sports/high-school/girls-basketball/sammy-prahalis-named-head-coach-at-ward-melville-1.14105758

I'm happy for her. Yeah she's tired of overseas, wasn't what she wanted, she wanted the WNBA. What she won't say is she's sick of the BS of the WNBA. I'm like 99% positive she was blackballed from the league. A player as skilled as her just does not not get camp invites. She's just too good of a player. I don't think any of the teams that picked her up in 2013/14 ever intended on using her, or they got the memo after they picked her up to not keep her. I almost guarantee she would have been one of the top 3 point guards in the WNBA, if not the best. She's that good. Such a shame. Talent gone to waste.

Oh well, again I'm happy for her. Since it was obvious she was persona non grata to WNBA teams, it's good she found something else she liked. I hope she's happy and is very successful as coach. She'll always be my favorite player and the most talented female point guard I've ever seen.[/quote
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Not worth my, or any other posters, typing of fingers lol

And yet, here you are...



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Congrats to Parahalis!

Seriously, she was fun to watch at Ohio State.


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It's unfortunate that Prahalis, for whatever reason, was unable to find a home in the WNBA, but it's great to see her give back to the sport by taking a high school coaching job.

Ward Melville was 21-8 last year, and loses four seniors, a not unusual number. (Like most New York schools, Ward Melville doesn't post statistics on MaxPreps, but does do a decent job of keeping its record up to date.)

It will be interesting to see how Prahalis adjusts to coaching girls who lack her talent and drive -- that's not to say some players won't have talent and some won't want to do well, but often elite players struggle to communicate with those who either can't do what came easily to the coach, or don't work as hard as the coach would like.

Hopefully, it works out for her and she enjoys this opportunity. I wish more ex-WNBA players would give back to the game in the same way.



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It's unfortunate that Prahalis, for whatever reason, was unable to find a home in the WNBA, but it's great to see her give back to the sport by taking a high school coaching job.

Ward Melville was 21-8 last year, and loses four seniors, a not unusual number. (Like most New York schools, Ward Melville doesn't post statistics on MaxPreps, but does do a decent job of keeping its record up to date.)

It will be interesting to see how Prahalis adjusts to coaching girls who lack her talent and drive -- that's not to say some players won't have talent and some won't want to do well, but often elite players struggle to communicate with those who either can't do what came easily to the coach, or don't work as hard as the coach would like.

Hopefully, it works out for her and she enjoys this opportunity. I wish more ex-WNBA players would give back to the game in the same way.

Nice post. Thank you.



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she's just another pro wnba bust. many college stars are pro busts. that's nothing new when media hype up a bunch of players with publicity but substance.



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she's just another pro wnba bust. many college stars are pro busts. that's nothing new when media hype up a bunch of players with publicity but substance.


And aside from annoying JJ, what was the point of your post?

And I would say going back to coach in high school counts as "substance." There's more to life than playing a game well.



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PostPosted: 01/03/18 4:55 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Ward Melville coach Sammy Prahalis ejected vs. Commack in her former gym

https://www.newsday.com/sports/high-school/girls-basketball/sammy-prahalis-ejected-in-her-former-gym-1.15765584

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Tensions ran high in Sammy Prahalis’ return to Commack, as the first-year Ward Melville girls basketball coach was ejected Tuesday night with two minutes left in the game after receiving her second technical foul for arguing with officials.





C'mon, Laimbeer.... hire Sammy as one of your assistants. The Aces need this kind of passion Razz



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PostPosted: 01/03/18 7:45 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Player goes back to old gym as a coach, gets passionate about wanting to win. Pretty flimsy reason for a post. Rolling Eyes


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PostPosted: 01/07/18 1:13 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Thanks for the post, Shades.


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