Sparks Announce 2024 Training Camp Roster

The Los Angeles Sparks, led by Head Coach Curt Miller, open training camp on April 28.

Returning to the Sparks this season are Lexie Brown, Rae Burrell, Zia Cooke, Layshia Clarendon, Nia Clouden, Dearica Hamby and Azurá Stevens. The newest additions to the Sparks feature Julie Allemand, Monique Billings, Aari McDonald, Kia Nurse and Li Yueru. Los Angeles is excited to welcome the 2024 draft class including No. 2 pick Cameron Brink (Stanford University), No. 4 pick Rickea Jackson (University of Tennessee) and No. 28 pick McKenzie Forbes (University of Southern California).

Blake Dietrick, Virag Kiss and Taylor Mikesell have all signed training camp contracts. Dietrick has spent time with the Seattle Storm, San Antonio Stars and Atlanta Dream from 2016-2021 and averaged 2.6 points, 1.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game. Kiss is a member of the 2024 Hungarian National Team and played with Mersin in Turkey. During EuroLeague play, she averaged 11.6 points, 6.9 rebounds and 0.7 assists per game while shooting 51.0% from the field. Mikesell was drafted 13th overall by the Indiana Fever in 2023 and played six games for the Dream, averaging 2.8 points, 0.3 rebounds and 0.3 assists per game.

2024 Training Camp Roster

No. Player POS EXP College/Country
1 Zia Cooke G 1 South Carolina/USA
2 Rickea Jackson F R Tennessee/USA
4 Lexie Brown G 6 Duke/USA
5 Dearica Hamby F 9 Wake Forest/USA
7 Stephanie Talbot F 5 Australia
10 Kia Nurse G-F 5 Connecticut/Canada
12 Rae Burrell G-F 2 Tennessee/USA
13 Blake Dietrick G 5 Princeton/USA
14 Taylor Mikesell G 1 Ohio State/USA
15 Aari McDonald G 3 Arizona/USA
20 Julie Allemand* G 2 Belgium
22 Cameron Brink F R Stanford/USA
23 Azurá Stevens* F-C 6 Connecticut/USA
24 Nia Clouden G 2 Michigan State/USA
25 Layshia Clarendon G 10 California/USA
28 Li Yueru C 1 China
33 Virag Kiss C R Hungary
34 McKenzie Forbes G-F R USC/USA
55 Monique Billings F 6 UCLA/USA

*Julie Allemand will remain overseas temporarily while rehabbing an ankle injury. Azurá Stevens is out with an arm injury and will be re-evaluated in eight weeks.

2024 Coaching and Basketball Operations Staff

General Manager Raegan Pebley
Asst. GM & VP of Scouting/Analytics Eli Horowitz
Head Coach Curt Miller
Assistant Coach Neil Harrow
Assistant Coach Nola Henry
Assistant Coach Camille Smith
Director of Player Development Danielle Viglione
Special Assistant to the Head Coach and GM Steve Smith
Video Coordinator Marty Vosters
Director of Health & Performance Chelsea Ortega
Head Athletic Trainer Karissa Scherer
Assistant Athletic Trainer Tavon Spears
VP, Operations & Player Relations Ilene Hauser
Equipment & Facilities Manager Thomas Archie