Height: 5' 8" (1.79m)
Position: Combo Guard
Birthdate: July 13, 1992
College: Baylor University (2014)
Odyssey brings a different dimension to the game with her ability to break down defenses on any given moment. This southpaw is very crafty in penetrating and attacking the basket; she has great balance between her perimeter prowess and scoring ability in the paint as well as dish to open teammates. She is poised and not afraid to step and step out for her team in any situation. Odyssey is coachable and very inquisitive. With such high basketball IQ, it allows her to know the ins and outs of the game; a true student of basketball who seeks out any and every opportunity to get better.
2019: Los Angeles Sparks (WNBA)
2018-2019: In Jan. 2019 signed at Bellona Kayseri Basketbol (Turkey-KBSL) - 9 games: 23.0ppg, 5.8rpg, 6.0apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 49.2%, 3PT: 26.5%, FT: 75.3%
2018: Los Angeles Sparks (WNBA) - 36 games: 8.0ppg, 2.5rpg, 2.7apg, FGP: 41.6%, 3PT: 28.1%, FT: 72.8%
2017-2018: Adana ASKI Mersin (Turkey-KBSL) - 7 games: 19.7ppg, 4.7rpg, 6.4apg, 2.3spg, FGP: 51.6%, 3PT: 10.0%, FT: 87.2%
2017: Los Angeles Sparks (WNBA, starting five) - 39 games: 11.0ppg, 2.0rpg, 3.5apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 51.1%, 3PT: 23.8%, FT: 89.8%
2016-2017: Botasspor Adana (Turkey-KBSL, starting five) - 17 games: Score-1(20.9ppg), 3.8rpg, Assists-5(5.6apg), 1.8spg, FGP: 53.7%, 3PT: 36.1%, FT: 82.1%
2016: Dallas Wings (WNBA) - 34 games: 14.0ppg, 2.5rpg, 3.9apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 39.2%, 3PT: 28.0%, FT: 88.3%
2015-2016: Abdullah Gul University (Turkey-KBSL) - Euroleague: 1 game: 20pts, 3reb, 2ast, 2steals
2015: Tulsa Shock (WNBA, starting five) - 25 games: 16.3ppg, 3.4rpg, 3.9apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 42.4%, 3PT: 21.4%, FT: 84.2%
2014-2015: KEB Hanabank Bucheon (South Korea-WKBL) - 36 games: 10.4ppg, 3.6rpg, 2.2apg, FGP: 44.9%, 3PT: 33.7%, FT: 70.0%
2014: Tulsa Shock (WNBA, starting five) - 35 games: 17.1ppg, 2.9rpg, 4.1apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 42.8%, 3PT: 35.1%, FT: 84.4%
2014: Drafted by Tulsa Shock (WNBA, 1st(2))
Turkish KBSL -18 (Player of the Week Rd.8)
WNBA Finalist -17
WNBA Western Conference Regular Season Runner-Up -17
Turkish KBSL -17 (Player of the Week: 2 times)
Korean WKBL All-Star Game -15
World Championships for Women in Turkey -14 (Gold): 4 games: 4.0ppg, 1.3rpg, 1.0apg
USA National Team -14, 16
WNBA All-Rookie Team -14
NCAA Wade Trophy Winner -14
All-Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year -14
All-Big 12 Player of the Year -14
WBCA Nancy Lieberman Award -14
Big 12 Tournament Co-Champion -14
ESPNW All-NCAA Division I 1st Team -14
World University Games in Kazan (Russia) -13 (Gold)
Eurobasket.com All-World University Games 1st Team -13
Eurobasket.com All-World University Games Best Guard -13
Eurobasket.com All-World University Games Best Player -13
USA University National Team -13
WBCA All-NCAA D1 Team -13, 14
Associated Press NCAA All-America 1st Team -13, 14
WBCA Division I All-Region 5 Team -13, 14
NCAA Sweet 16 -13
USBWA NCAA All-America Team -12, 14
Associated Press NCAA All-America 2nd Team -12
NCAA Champion -12
Big 12 All-Tournament Team -12, 14
Big 12 All-Defensive Team -12, 13, 14
World University Games in Shenzhen (China) -11 (Gold): 5 games: 6.2ppg, 2.0rpg, 2.2apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 47.1%, 3PT: 45.5%
USA University National Team -11
NCAA Elite Eight -11, 14
Big 12 All-Freshman Team -11
All-Big 12 1st Team -11, 12, 13, 14
All-Big 12 Freshman of the Year -11
Big 12 Tournament Winner -11, 12, 13, 14
Big 12 Regular Season Champion -11, 12, 13
WNBA Career Capsule
2018 (Los Angeles Sparks): Sims appeared in all 34 games for the Sparks in 2018, starting 24 contests. Scored a season high 21 points in the Sparks opening game at the Minnesota Lynx on May 20. Sims finished the season averaging 8.2 ppg, 2.5 rpg and 2.8 apg.
2017 (Los Angeles Sparks): Played 31 games and started in 14 games… Averaged 24.3 mpg, 1.9 rpg, 3.5 apg and 1.2 spg… Fourth on the team in scoring, averaging 9.6 ppg… Scored in double figures in 11 of her last 13 games… Scored a season high 28 points at Phoenix on 8/24… Had a season high 10 assists @Chicago on 8/18… Led the game with a season-high 12 field goals made, 28 points and season high 6 rebounds @ Phoenix on 8/24… Shot a season high perfect 9-9 from the free-throw line against Minnesota on 8/27.
2016 (Dallas Wings): Appeared in 34 games for the Dallas Wings, starting 30… Averaged 14.0 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 3.9 apg and 1.0 spg… Scored the 1,000th point of her career vs. San Antonio on 5/21… Ranked ninth in the WNBA in assists… Led the Wings in scoring and assists… Scored in double figures on 23 occasions, including seven games of 20 or more points.
2015 (Tulsa Shock): Appeared in 24 games for the Tulsa Shock, starting in 19…Missed 10 games after suffering a knee injury on June 9 at home against Seattle…Averaged 16.0 points per game, 3.8 assists per game, 3.4 rebounds per game, 1.1 steals per game, and 31.4 minutes per game…Shot 36.8 percent from the field and 84.7 percent from the free throw line…Led the team in scoring and finished fifth in the WNBA with 16 points per game…Ranked sixth in the WNBA in assists with 3.8 assists per game…Ranked sixth in the league in minutes played averaging 31.4 per game…Scored in double figures in 19 of 23 games…Hit a career-high 15 free throws in New York on August 15…Scored 20 or more points in six games…Averaged 20 points over two games in the Tulsa Shock’s first ever playoff appearance…Also averaged 5 assists in the two playoff games… Named the WNBA Western Conference Player of the Week for the eleventh week of the season.
2014 (Tulsa Shock): Appeared in all 34 games for the Tulsa Shock, starting in 31… Averaged 16.7 ppg, 4.2 apg,2.8 rpg, 1.3 spg and 34.4 mpg… Shot 40.6 percent from the field, 34.6 percent from the three and 83.9 percent from the free throw line… Finished the regular season first amongst rookies in points (sixth in the WNBA) with 16.7 ppg… Ranked first amongst rookies (seventh in the WNBA) in assists per game with 4.2… Finished ranked first amongst rookies (third in the WNBA) in minutes played averaging 34.4 per game… Ranked eighth amongst rookies in field goal percentage (40.6), fourth in three-point percentage (34.6) and second in steals per game (1.3)… Scored in double figures in 27 of 34 games, four of which were 30 plus point performances… Scored a career-high of 39 points in San Antonio on July 22, which is the second highest points in a game scored by a rookie… Hit a career-high of 10 assists vs. Los Angeles on June 28 and earned her first career double-double with 10 assists and 17 points… Named to WNBA All-Rookie Team… Named the Rookie of the Month for July after leading all rookies in points (18.3 ppg) and minutes played (35.7 mpg), while placing third in assists (4.0 apg) and free throw percentage (54-of-62, .871) for games played in July… Named the Rookie of the Month for August after leading the league in scoring (23.5 ppg), minutes played (36.6 mpg), placed seventh in three-point field goal percentage (.410) and tied for ninth in assists (4.0 apg), Sims scored 20 or more points in five out of the six games and 25 or more in three of those contests in games played in August… Finished the season with a total of 569 points, which ranks second in Shock history for the most points scored in a season…Ranks third in Shock history for the best scoring average in a single-season with 16.7… Finished the season with a total of 142 assists, which ranks third in Shock history for the most assists in a single-season.
2013-2014: Baylor (NCAA, starting five) - 36 games: Score-2(28.9ppg), 4.6rpg, 3.2apg, 2.0spg, FGP: 46.7%, 3PT: 40.5%, FT: 80.6%
2012-2013: Baylor (NCAA, starting five) - 32 games: 12.9ppg, 2.6rpg, 5.8apg, 2.8spg, FGP: 47.7%, 3PT: 33.7%, FT: 83.2%
2011-2012: Baylor (NCAA, starting five) - 40 games: 14.8ppg, 3.0rpg, 4.4apg, 3.0spg, FGP: 44.7%, 3PT: 39.9%, FT: 83.0%
2010-2011: Baylor (NCAA, starting five) - 36 games: 13.1ppg, 3.0rpg, 3.1apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 47.5%, 3PT: 45.3%, FT: 75.7%
Senior (2013-2014): Career-high 48 points and career-high ten rebounds at West Virginia to record sixth career double-double but first by points and rebounds… Averaged 28.5 points per game, shot 44.6 percent from the field and shot 39.8 percent from the three.
Junior (2012-2013): Honored with team Co-MVP honors for the second straight year with Brittney Griner…Played in 32 (missed four due to injury) of 36 games this season, starting in 31… In Big 12 statistics, ranked No. 1 in assist/turnover ratio (2.7), No. 3 in steals (2.8), No. 4 in assists (5.8), No. 5 in free throw percentage (.832), No. 13 in field goal percentage (.477) and No. 14 in scoring (12.9)… No. 2 nationally in assist/turnover ratio, No. 25 in assists and No. 36 in steals… Averaged 12.9 points per game, shot 47.7 percent from the field and shot 33.7 percent from the three.
Sophomore (2011-2012): Earned team Co-MVP honors with Brittney Griner… Scored in double-digits in 30 of 40 games, including eight 20-point outings… In NCAA Championship title game victory vs. No. 4 Notre Dame, recorded 19 points, seven rebounds, four assists and two steals… Averaged 14.9 points per game, shot 44.7 percent from the field and shot 39.9 percent from the three.
Freshman (2010-2011): Came off the bench the first nine games but started last 24… Named National Freshman of the Year (USBWA)… Earned State Farm/WBCA All-America honorable mention status… Named Big 12 Freshman of the Year and All-Big 12 first team… Poured in a career-high 37 points, including the go-ahead basket in the closing second, that lifted Baylor past No. 16 Oklahoma in Norman (Feb. 27)… Led the Big 12 Conference in 3-point FG percentage at 45.3 percent (67-148)… Recorded 24 double-digit scoring efforts, including six20-point games and one 30-point outing… Averaged 13.1 points per game, shot 47.5 percent from the field and 45.3 from the three.
On Baylor University Career Charts
1. Assists - 572
1. 3-point field goals made - 223
2. Free throw percentage - .812
2. 3-point field goal percentage - .407
3. Free throws made - 487
4. Games started - 117
4. Steals - 300
5. Points - 2,140
8. Games played - 131
USA Basketball World University Games
Played on the USA Basketball’s 2011 World University Games gold medal winning team in Shenzhen, China… Averaged 6.2 points, 2.0 rebounds and 18.2 minutes a game… Earned a World University Games gold medal and was named the tournament’s most valuable player at the 2013 World University games in Russia… Averaged 12.7 points and 5.3 assists per game while leading the team in assists (32) and steals (12).
Started four years of varsity basketball at Irving’s MacArthur High School… Averaged 22.5 points, 4.6 assists and 4.4 rebounds as a senior… LedMacArthur to a No. 4 national ranking and a No. 1 state ranking… Rated the No. 1 point guard in the class of 2010 and No. 3 player overall… Earned the WBCA/State Farm National High School Player of the Year award… Named a WBCA, Parade magazine and McDonald’s All-American… Naismith High School Player of the Year finalist… Two-time Gatorade Player of the Year nominee… Named to the All-USA Girls Basketball team by USA Today … High school jersey hangs in the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame’s Ring of Honor… Led MacArthur HS to a four-year record of 120-25 and was named District7-5A’s Most Valuable Player all four years… Three-time all-state selection by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches and Texas Girls Coaches Association… On May 21, 2010, Sims’ No. 3 jersey was retired, marking the first time that any athletic jersey, boys or girls, had been retired in the 47 year history of the school.
Nickname is “O”… Daughter of Pamela Thompson of Irving, Texas… Born July 13, 1992, in Irving, Texas… Has two older brothers, Oscar and Onaye… Majored in speech communication at Baylor.