Taurasi Signs Extension with Mercury

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PHOENIX (AP) - Diana Taurasi signed a multiyear contract extension with the Phoenix Mercury on Friday.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The 32-year-old former Connecticut point guard is averaging 17.0 points and 5.8 assists this season and has led the Mercury to a WNBA-best 25-4 record. She helped Phoenix win championships in 2006 and 2009, was the 2009 league MVP and has won five scoring titles.

In 330 regular-season games in 11 seasons with Phoenix, Taurasi has averaged 20.2 points and 4.3 assists. An all-WNBA first-team selection eight times, she led UConn to three NCAA championships and has helped the United States win three Olympic gold medals.

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