2018 WNBA Champion, Mercedes Russell is an American professional basketball player who is currently signed to the Seattle Storm of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) as well as WNBL side Southside Flyers.
Springfield, Oregon native, Mercedes Russell was born on July 27, 1995, under the star sign Leo. 6 ft 6 in tall, she holds an American nationality who belongs to the mixed ethnicity.
No. 2 – Seattle Storm Center, Mercedes Russell is currently under a three year / $141,618 contract with the team, which includes an annual average salary of $47,206. As per the deal, in the 2019-20 season, she will earn a base salary of $41,965, while carrying a cap hit of $41,965.
Similarly, her salary for the next two seasons i,e. 2020-21 and 2021-22 are projected $42,728 and $56,925 at Seattle Storm, where highest-paid athletes are Jewell Loyd, Natasha Howard, and Courtney Paris.
Additionally, she earns a decent sum playing for WNBL side Southside Flyers. According to the source, all WNBL players are now being paid, with a minimum wage of $7500 in place for the first time.
Looking at her contract and earnings, Russell's net worth in 2019 is approximately $0.1 million.
Blessed with a tall height of 6 ft 6 in, Russell is yet to disclose her relationship status to the world.
The basketball player seems to a very confidential person when it comes to her private life. Active on Instagram with 15k followers, she only posts her profession related pictures.
Family and Education
Mercedes Russell was born as Mercedes Brianna Russell to parents: Tammy Hill and Lorenzo Russell.
Family members from her hometown call her Bones while former Tennessee Volunteer teammates nicknamed her Slim,” which is a homage to her long and lean 6-foot-6 and 195-pound frame.
She graduated from the University of Tennessee, majoring in communications studies.
2018 WNBA Draftee
Russell was picked by the New York Liberty at the 2018 WNBA Draft in the second round. Upon her WNBA debut with the Liberty, she was waived by the team. Soon, she joined the Seattle Storm and would take home a WNBA Championship in her first professional season. Further, she posted a career-high 8 points and career-high nine rebounds against Dallas.
Besides WNBA, she signed to the Southside Flyers in Australia's Women's National Basketball League (WNBL) in 2019.
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