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Taurasi, Pondexter and Taylor led the Mercury to their first WNBA title.
With this victory Taurasi became the seventh player ever to win an NCAA title, a WNBA title, and an Olympic gold medal.
In the 2009 season, Taurasi was named the WNBA MVP and later led the Phoenix Mercury to its second WNBA championship in three years by beating the Indiana Fever, three games to two, as Taurasi was named the WNBA Finals MVP.
Taurasi is one of only two players (the other being Cynthia Cooper-Dyke), to win the season scoring title, the season MVP award, a WNBA Championship and the finals MVP in the same season.
Current Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton also labelled her as the Michael Jordan of the WNBA. She was also named the 2000 Naismith and Parade Magazine National High School Player of the Year, and the 19 Ms. Taurasi finished her prep career ranked fourth in state history with 3,047 points. Following a highly decorated high school career, Taurasi enrolled at the University of Connecticut (UConn) and began playing for the women's basketball team during the 2000–2001 season.
In 2007, Taurasi finally reached the WNBA playoffs.In 2011, she was voted by fans as one of the WNBA's Top 15 Players of All Time.On June 18, 2017, Taurasi became the WNBA all-time leading scorer.In her WNBA debut, Taurasi netted 22 points in a 72–66 Mercury loss to the Sacramento Monarchs.For the season, the rookie averaged 17.0 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game.