The Phoenix Mercury added two more to their 2020 training camp roster in French guard Olivia Epoupa and Australian forward Sara Blicavs.
Both Epoupa and Blicavs bring impressive professional and national team experience to the table for the Mercury and are arguably playing at the height of their careers. It is still unknown at this time when WNBA training camp will take place following the postponement of the season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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This opportunity marks the first for both Epoupa and Blicavs to make their first potential WNBA roster. Epoupa is a member of the French National Team and played in Australia this previous season in the WNBL. She led the UC Capitals to a league title and MVP honor averaging 9.2 points, 7.7 rebounds and 6.7 assists. The five-foot-five guard is one of the most athletic players I have ever seen play and can truly stuff a stat sheet coming close to multiple triple-doubles this season.
Epoupa has experience playing in top EuroLeague clubs throughout her career including Galatasary in Turkey where she helped them win a EuroLeague Championship in 2018. She also has played alongside Mercury guard Bria Hartley in National Team competition.
Blicav's has played her entire professional career in Australia in the WNBL with close ties to head coach Sandy Brondello. This past season the six-foot-two forward averaged 13.4 points, 7.0 rebounds for the Southside Flyers. She led the Flyers to the WNBL championship game but ultimately fell to Epoupa and the UC Capitals. Blicav's brings a strong presence at the four position as the reloaded Mercury continue to add competition for the loss of DeWanna Bonner.