|No. 44 – Perfumerías Avenida|
|League||La Liga Feminina|
|Born||May 10, 1995|
|Nationality||American / British|
|Listed height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|High school||Mater Dei|
(Santa Ana, California)
|WNBA draft||2017 / Undrafted|
|2018||Los Angeles Sparks|
|2018–2019||BC Castors Braine|
|2019||Los Angeles Sparks|
Karlie Anne Samuelson (born May 10, 1995) is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Perfumerías Avenida of La Liga Feminina. In college Samuelson played for Stanford University. Her sisters are Bonnie and Katie Lou Samuelson.
An Orange County native, Samuelson is the second of three daughters of two former athletes, her father having played basketball in both Cal State Fullerton and England, where he met her mother, a former netball player who reached the England national team. During her high school years, Samuelson played at Huntington Beach's Edison and Mater Dei High School, in Santa Ana before heading off to play in college at Stanford University alongside older sister Bonnie. Samuelson played from 2013 to 2017, while also graduating in human biology. Samuelson, who excelled as a three-point shooter, qualified twice for the NCAA Final Four, in her freshman year of 2013, and later as a senior in 2017, where she had been a Regional All-Tournament Team before losing the semifinal with a sprained ankle.
She went undrafted in the 2017 WNBA Draft, and joined the Los Angeles Sparks for the 2017 season and played 3 pre-season games, but a fractured left foot suffered during training camp made the team waive her. Samuelson then joined Pallacanestro Vigarano in Italy's Serie A1 for her first professional season. Samuelson left in January, having played 13 games for Vigarano, alleging personal reasons. Afterwards, she became an assistant coach for the Vanguard Lions, while pursuing a master's degree in Coaching and Athletic Administration from Concordia University Irvine, and also re-signed with the Los Angeles Sparks for the 2018 WNBA season where she made the final roster. Samuelson made her WNBA debut on the 20th of May against the Minnesota Lynx scoring 3 points in 13 minutes of playing time, she appeared in 20 games in the 2018 season and 2 playoff games averaging 4.2 minutes per game. While Samuelson left after four games due to the return of starter Jantel Lavender, the Sparks eventually brought her back for the rest of the season in June. Following the Sparks' elimination in the playoffs, Samuelson signed to play in BC Castors Braine of Belgium during the offseason. In Belgium, she averaged 16 points per game in the national league, and 9.7 in the Euroleague. After being waived during the Sparks training camp, Samuelson joined them late in the 2019 WNBA season, following her performance in the EuroBasket Women 2019. In August 2019, she joined the Dallas Wings. Samuelson also signed to play in Spain for Perfumerías Avenida. In 2020, Samuelson was renewed by the Wings, which also signed younger sister Katie Lou Samuelson, but wound up waived before the season begun. Katie and Karlie still wound up playing together for Avenida by the end of the year.
Samuelson also appeared as herself in an episode of kids show Ryan's Mystery Playdate.
Like her sister Bonnie, Samuelson chose to play internationally for the Great Britain women's national basketball team, using her mother's nationality. She debuted for the team in February 2018, playing two games in the EuroBasket Women 2019 qualification. In November, Samuelson helped the British team win the final two games, granting them a spot in EuroBasket Women 2019. During the European tournament, Samuelson averaged 11.1 points, 4.4 assists and 2.9 rebounds as the British team finished in fourth place. She also played the Olympic Qualifying Tournament, missing the Olympic qualifying spot while averaging 10.3 points, 4.3 assists and 2 rebounds.
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game||RPG||Rebounds per game|
|APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game||BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game|
|TO||Turnovers per game||FG%||Field-goal percentage||3P%||3-point field-goal percentage||FT%||Free-throw percentage|
|Bold||Career high||°||League leader|
|Career||2 years, 2 teams||27||0||6.2||.313||.286||–||0.5||0.4||0.2||0.2||0.1||1.0|
- "Karlie Samuelson". WNBA. Retrieved May 21, 2018.
- Smith, Michelle (March 31, 2017). "Karlie Samuelson, Stanford's senior class' run comes to an end". ESPN. Retrieved May 21, 2018.
- Putterman, Alex (14 February 2020). "Swapping UConn players: Katie Lou Samuelson traded to Dallas Wings, in exchange for Azura Stevens". Hartford Courant. Retrieved 15 February 2020.