Sparks Announce 2019 Final Roster

LOS ANGELES The Los Angeles Sparks, led by five-time NBA champion and head coach Derek Fisher, begin the 2019 season with a talented roster featuring MVP’s Candace Parker and Nneka Ogwumike as well as All-WNBA point guard Chelsea Gray and back-to-back Defensive Player of the Year Alana Beard. This Sparks team is also headlined by newly acquired All-Star Chiney Ogwumike and the Sparks 2019 first round pick Kalani Brown.

The Sparks will begin pursuit of their league-leading 19th playoff appearance on May 26 at the Las Vegas Aces and then return to Staples Center to take on the Connecticut Sun in the home opener on May 31.

2019 Roster

Number Player Position Height Weight EXP DOB College
0 Alana Beard G/F 5’11” 160 13 05-May-82 Duke
1 Alexis Jones G 5’9″ 173 2 05-May-94 Baylor
2 Riquna Williams G 5’7″ 165 6 28-May-90 Miami
3 Candace Parker F/C 6’4″ 175 11 19-Apr-86 Tennessee
5 Marina Mabrey G 5’11” 170 R 14-Sep-96 Notre Dame
7 Maria Vadeeva F/C 6’4″ 185 1 16-Jul-98 Russia
10 Tierra Ruffin-Pratt G/F 5’11” 180 6 11-Apr-91 North Carolina
12 Chelsea Gray G 5’11” 170 4 8-Oct-92 Duke
13 Chiney Ogwumike F/C 6’4″ 173 3 22-Mar-92 Stanford
21 Kalani Brown C 6’7″ 245 R 21-Mar-97 Baylor
24 Sydney Wiese G 6’0″ 165 2 16-Jun-95 Oregon State
30 Nneka Ogwumike F 6’2″ 174 7 2-Jul-90 Stanford


Coaching Staff

Head Coach- Derek Fisher
Assistant Coach- Fred Williams
Assistant Coach- Latricia Trammell
Player Development Coach- Jamal “Dash” Lovell
Basketball Operations/Scout- Thomas Archie
Video Coordinator- Rachel Schrote
Director of Sports Medicine/Head Athletic Trainer- Courtney Watson
Strength and Conditioning Coach- Kelly Dormandy