SPARKS SIGN BRIANA GILBREATH TO TRAINING CAMP CONTRACT
The 6-0 guard played 11 games (2 starts) with the Phoenix Mercury last season where she averaged 7.0 points, 3.6 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 23.5 minutes per game. She set a career-high in points (13), including a perfect 5-5 from the line vs. San Antonio on Sept. 1, 2012. Most recently, Gilbreath played in Poland with Lidder Pruszkow, averaging 12.3 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.6 steals in 18 games.
The USC graduate was a four-time All-Pac 12 honoree, finishing her career averaging 12.6 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 128 games. In 2010-11, she was the first Trojan since ’97 named AP All-American. That same season she was voted by media as Pac 10 Defensive Player of the Year and All-Pac 10 after ranking second in the conference in steals (91), fourth in blocks (50) and leading SC in rebounding (269), blocks and steals.
The Sparks will tip-off the 2013 WNBA season on Sunday, May 26 vs. the Seattle Storm at 5:30 p.m. at STAPLES Center. Individual tickets will go on sale on Thursday, April 15 and start at $15. Season and group ticket plans, in all lower-bowl sections of STAPLES Center, are available now by calling 877-44-SPARKS (772757) or visiting LASparks.com.
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