Welcome to the Sparks Overseas Tracker where we follow your favorite Los Angeles Sparks as they play in foreign clubs during the offseason. Check back here often for the latest in news, stats, and more!
TURKEY – Fenerbahçe SK
Gray finished her 2019 season as a three-time All-Star, averaging a career high 2.9 assists per game. The All-WNBA guard averaged 14.5 points and 3.8 rebounds in 32.6 minutes per game. In the offseason, Gray was a member of the USA Basketball Olympic Training tour with teammate Nneka Ogwumike. Chelsea Gray signed with Fenerbahçe SK in Turkey and will join the team on Feb. 20.
LATVIA – TTT RIGA
Following her Rookie campaign, Marina Mabrey signed with Latvian basketball club TTT Riga, a EuroLeague participant. Mabrey averaged 11.5 MPG, 4 PPG shots and 34.4% from the field in her 2019 regular season with the Sparks.
POLAND – AZS UNIWERSYTET GDANSK
In Tierra Ruffin-Pratt’s first season with the LA Sparks, she started in 32 of her 33 regular season appearances. The veteran averaged 25.3 minutes, 6.2 points, 2.4 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 0.8 steals per game and started in all four playoff appearances. This offseason, Ruffin-Pratt signed with AZS uniwersytet gdanski in Poland.
RUSSIA – UMMC EKATERINBURG
After her sophomore season with the Los Angeles Sparks, Maria Vadeeva returns to UMMC Ekaterinburg for her second season with the Euroleague team. Vadeeva opened the Sparks 2019 season with a season-high 24 points against Las Vegas and averaged 7.8 PPG, 3.9 RPG, and 0.7 APG.
SPAIN – SEDIS BASQUET
For her third season abroad, Sydney Wiese joins Associacio Esportiva Sedis Basquet. Last season, Wiese played for Ramat Hasharon in the Israeli league and averaged 11.2 PPG, 6.3 RPG and 2.3 APG in 24 appearances. The guard recorded 4.8 PPG, 1.3 RPG, and 1.8 APG in her 32 appearances during the Los Angeles Sparks 2019 regular season.
TURKEY – ELAZIG
Riquna Williams travels to Elazig, Turkey for the WNBA offseason. Williams contributed 12.3 PPG, 2.6 RPG, and 1.6 APG in her 23 appearances for the 2019 Los Angeles Sparks.
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