Liberty pick up Prince from Chicago for Pondexter

New York, NY ( - The New York Liberty acquired guard Epiphanny Prince from the Chicago Sky in exchange for guard Cappie Pondexter on Monday.

Prince is a Brooklyn native who spent five seasons with Chicago after being selected by the Sky with the fourth overall pick of the 2010 draft. She has averaged 14.1 points, 3.1 assists and 2.6 rebounds in 151 WNBA games.

"Being able to return to New York and play for the Liberty at Madison Square Garden is a dream come true," said Prince in a statement Monday. "I look forward to playing in front of my friends and family and bringing a championship to my hometown."

The two-time WNBA All-Star averaged 15.0 points, 3.8 assists and 3.0 rebounds in 2014.

"We are thrilled to have Epiphanny join the Liberty and to bring another hometown product back to New York City," said Liberty vice president of basketball operations Kristin Bernert. "To add a player of her caliber, who is a dynamic talent on both ends of the court, is a great boost to this franchise. She has been a proven winner throughout her career and she gives us a scoring guard to complement the inside game of Tina Charles for a long time."

Pondexter, raised in Chicago, spent the past five seasons in New York after the Liberty acquired her from Phoenix in a 2010 trade. She averaged 17.9 points, 4.3 assists and 4.2 rebounds for the Liberty.

"For the past five seasons Cappie has been an important part of the Liberty," said Bernert. "We thank her for her contributions to the team, both on and off the court, and we wish her the best in her return to her home city of Chicago."

The Rutgers product played four seasons in Phoenix and won a pair of WNBA titles with the Mercury. She has averaged 18.5 points, 4.2 assists and 4.0 rebounds in 295 career games.