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Phoenix Mercury Re-Signs Arica Carter

August 4, 2019 - Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) - Phoenix Mercury News Release

PHOENIX - The three-time WNBA Champion Phoenix Mercury today announced the signing of rookie guard Arica Carter. Carter re-joins the team after appearing in two games for the Mercury at the start of the season.

Due to the Mercury having fewer than 10 players available because of injury, Phoenix was granted an emergency hardship exception by the league, allowing the team to sign a player to a seven-day contract.

Carter was selected by the Mercury with the 32nd overall pick (third round) of the 2019 WNBA Draft. The guard made the team's final roster and appeared in two games for Phoenix before being waived. Carter, a three-year starter at Louisville, finished with career averages of 5.7 points and 2.1 assists in 140 games. She averaged career highs in points (8.5) and rebounds (3.1) during her senior season and led the ACC in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.8). She reached three sweet sixteens, two elite eights and one final four during her four years with the Cardinals, and was part of a class that won 132 total games over the last four years.

After coming within one win of trip to the WNBA Finals, the Phoenix Mercury return in 2019 in search of a league-record tying fourth WNBA title. Led by the All-Star trio of Diana Taurasi, Brittney Griner and DeWanna Bonner, Phoenix looks to continue its title quest on August 4 against Washington. Tickets for the Mercury's next home game on Sunday, August 4 against the Washington Mystics, and the remaining eight home games, at Talking Stick Resort Arena can be purchased by calling 602.252.WNBA or by visiting

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