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Diana Taurasi agrees to multi-year extension with Mercury

Phoenix Mercury's Diana Taurasi smiles as she speaks during a news conference at the team's basketball media day, Monday, May 9, 2016, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

One of the all-time greats in Phoenix Mercury history is not leaving the Valley any time soon, as Diana Taurasi and the team agreed to a multi-year extension, the team announced.

Known as one of the best female basketball players ever, Taurasi has made the All-Star game every year possible for Phoenix while also winning one regular season MVP in 2009 and two Finals MVP Awards in 2009 and 2014.

Taurasi is 175 points away from becoming the all-time leading scorer in WNBA history. She owns the record for the best single-season scoring average ever, averaging 25.3 points in 2006. The 34-year-old is the only player in league history to score over 800 points in two seasons, doing it first in 2006 and again in 2008.

On top of her scoring resume, Taurasi is most importantly known for winning. She’s 44-5 in her basketball career (NCAA Tournament, Olympics, WNBA Playoffs) in elimination games, won three NCAA Championships, three WNBA titles, four Olympic gold medals and six championships overseas in the EuroLeague.


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