Sparks Re-Sign Guard Jenna O'Hea and Add Guard Paola Ferrari To Training Camp Roster

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Sparks re-signed guard Jenna O’Hea, Sparks Executive Vice President and general manager Penny Toler announced today. The team also signed Paola Ferrari to a training camp contract. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.

A 6-1 guard, O’Hea has averaged 4.8 points, 1.7 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 16.7 minutes in 39 games with the Sparks. Last season, the Australian native split her time with the Sparks due to the 2012 Olympic Games where she represented her country as a member of the Australian Women’s Basketball team. Following the Olympics, she returned to finish the WNBA season with Los Angeles, totaling 38 points, 20 rebounds and 16 assists in eight games.

As a rookie (2011), O’Hea averaged 4.8 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 31 games and finished the season ranked second in the WNBA in three-point field goal percentage (.444). O’Hea is currently playing in Australia for the Dandenong Rangers where she is averaging 14.7 points, 6.1 assists and 30.4 minutes through 23 games played.

Ferrari, a 5-10 guard from Paraguay, has played professionally in Spain, Ecuador, Argentina, Paraguay and Peru. Last season she averaged 17.1 points, 3.6 rebounds and 34.3 minutes in 25 games with Soller Bon Dia in Spain. Ferrari recently signed with Perfumerias in Spain, and through her first five games is averaging 2.6 points, 3.0 rebounds and 11.0 minutes.

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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