LOS ANGELES –Los Angeles Sparks Executive Vice President and general manager Penny Toler today signed free agent guard Darxia Morris and released guard Samantha Prahalis.  Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

A Pasadena native, Morris averaged 19.1 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 21 games with Azzurra Orvieto (Italy) last season.  She spent the previous season (2012-13) with GMA-Del Pozzuoli in the same Italian League (Lega A) where she averaged 16.3 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 18 games played.

The 5-8 guard out of UCLA started all 33 games for the Bruins as a senior where she averaged 12.2 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.8 steals
(2011).  She was honored with First-Team All-Pac-10 honors, Pac-10 All-Tournament and honorable mention Pac-10 All-Defensive honors after leading the Bruins to a 28-5 finish and school records in regular season wins (26) and Pac-10 Conference victories (16). As a junior, she led UCLA in assists and ranked fifth in the Pac-10 with 106 assists.

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