April 19, 2021 – Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA)Los Angeles Sparks News Release

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Sparks, led by General Manager/Head Coach Derek Fisher, open training camp on April 25. The team will have a brand-new practice facility at Academy USA in Glendale.

The Sparks training camp roster features former MVP and WNBA champion Nneka Ogwumike, two-time WNBA champion Kristi Toliver, four-time WNBA champion Seimone Augustus, two-time All-Star Chiney Ogwumike, and 2019 All-Star Erica Wheeler.

In addition, the roster features three rookies: No. 7 overall pick Jasmine Walker, No. 10 overall pick Stephanie Watts, and No. 22 overall pick Arella Guirantes. The Sparks No. 28 and No. 34 picks Ivana Raca (Serbia) and Aina Ayuso (Spain) will not join the team in 2021 and LA will maintain their rights. Maria Vadeeva is expected to join the team after the Olympic Break.

Training Camp Roster

No. Player POS EXP DOB College/Country

1 Amanda Zahui B. C 6 8-Sep-93 Minnesota/USA

2 Te’a Cooper G 1 16-Apr-97 Baylor/USA

5 Stephanie Watts G R 12-Apr-97 North Carolina/USA

7 Maria Vadeeva* C 2 16-Jul-98 Russia

12 Nia Coffey F 4 11-Jun-95 Northwestern/USA

13 Chiney Ogwumike F-C 4 21-Mar-92 Stanford/USA

15 Brittney Sykes G 4 7-Feb-94 Syracuse/USA

17 Erica Wheeler G 5 2-May-91 Rutgers/USA

20 Kristi Toliver G 11 27-Jan-87 Maryland/USA

22 Arella Guirantes G R 15-Oct-97 Rutgers/USA

24 Sydney Wiese G 4 16-Jun-95 Oregon State/USA

30 Nneka Ogwumike F 9 2-Jul-90 Stanford/USA

31 Kristine Anigwe F-C 2 31-Mar-97 California/USA

32 Bria Holmes G 4 19-Apr-94 West Virginia/USA

33 Seimone Augustus G-F 15 30-Apr-84 Louisiana State/USA

40 Jasmine Walker F R 3-Feb-98 Alabama/USA

*will join the team following overseas commitments.

Coaching Staff

General Manager/Head Coach- Derek Fisher

Assistant Coach- Fred Williams

Assistant Coach- Latricia Trammell

Player Development Coach- Jamal “Dash” Lovell

Video Coordinator- Rachel Schrote

Director of Sports Medicine/Head Athletic Trainer- Dr. Courtney Watson

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