LOS ANGELES The Los Angeles Sparks added Alyssia Brewer, Tiffany Clarke and Lindsay Taylor to its training camp roster, Sparks Executive Vice President and general manager Penny Toler announced today.
Brewer is a 6-3 forward out of UCLA. As a senior, she led the Bruins in rebounding (5.4 rpg) and blocks (.075) and was second on the team in scoring (11.1 ppg) and steals (1.3 spg) en route to All-Pac 12 honors. Prior to transferring to UCLA (2011-12), she played three seasons at the University of Tennessee, where she averaged 6.9 points, 4.5 rebounds and 0.86 blocks in 87 games (20 starts). As a sophomore, was named the SEC Sixth Woman of the Year, averaging 10.2 points, 5.9 rebounds and 21.6 minutes in 34 games.
Clarke, a 6-0 guard from Vanderbilt, ranks fourth all-time in school history in field goals made (527), eighth in blocks (137) and 14th in scoring (10.7 ppg). The All-SEC First Team (AP, Coaches) and All-America Honorable Mention finished her senior season ranked third among SEC leaders in field goal percentage (.515), fourth in scoring (16.6 ppg) and fifth in rebounding (8.4 rpg). Through 132 career games at Vanderbilt (2009-2013), she averaged 10.7 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.03 blocks and 20.8 minutes.
A 6-8 center, Taylor has played for four WNBA teams (Houston, Phoenix, Seattle (twice) and Washington), appearing in seven career games. Last season, she played two preseason contests with the Storm and in 2004 appeared in five games with Phoenix before sitting out the remainder of the season due to a strained right Achilles tendon. Taylor has played professionally overseas in Turkey, Korea, Poland, France and China since 2005. A California native, the UC Santa Barbara alum ranks as the schools all-time leader in career points (1755), blocked shots (242) and field goal percentage (.558).
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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