Sparks Training Camp Roster

The Sparks training camp roster is set, and Los Angeles officially tipped-off the start of the 2013 WNBA season on Sunday, May 5, when camp opened at St. Bernard High School.

For fans eager to see the Sparks in action, the team will host its first preseason game this Sunday, May 12 at Long Beach State. The game will be the first opportunity to see new and familiar faces, including veteran forward Candace Parker, 2012 WNBA Rookie of the Year Nneka Ogwumike, 2012 Most Improved Player of the Year Kristi Toliver and guard Alana Beard. The game tips-off at 1:00 p.m. at the Walter Pyramid and all proceeds will support the Long Beach State Women’s Basketball Team.

Training camp also marks the debut of veteran guard Lindsey Harding and 2013 draft picks A’dia Mathies and Brittany Chambers in Sparks purple and gold. 2012 WNBA Coach of the Year Carol Ross is poised and ready to lead her spirited and talented roster through training camp all the way to a WNBA Championship. Get ready Sparks fans...these girls are on Fire!

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 are on sale 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.

For up to date Sparks information, visit LASparks.com or follow the team on Facebook at Los Angeles Sparks or Twitter @LA_Sparks.

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Name

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.    

Birthdate  

College

Yrs.   

Hometown

13

Farhiya Abdi

F

6-2

5/31/1992

R

Sweden

55

Nicky Anosike

F/C

6-4

210

2/27/86

Tennessee

5

Bronx, NY

0

Alana Beard

G/F

6-1

160

5/14/82

Duke

7

Shreveport, LA

32

Alyssia Brewer

F

6-3

7/2/1990

UCLA

R

Sapulpa, Okla.

2

Brittany Chambers

G

5-8

4/3/1991

Kansas State

R

Jordan, MN

34

Tiffany Clarke

F

6-0

2/9/1991

Vanderbilt

R

Norcross, GA

25

Marissa Coleman

G/F

6-1

160

1/4/87

Maryland

4

Cheltenham, MD

7

Paola Ferrari

G

5-10

9/16/1985

R

Paraguay

15

Briana Gilbreath

G

6-0

183

8/16/1990

USC

1

Katy, TX

10

Lindsey Harding

G

5-8

173

6/12/84

Duke

6

Mobile, AL

16

Ebony Hoffman 

6-2

215    

8/27/82        

USC

9       

Harbor City, CA

42      

Jantel Lavender 

C

6-4

185   

11/12/88      

Ohio State      

2        

Cleveland, OH

1

A’dia Mathies

G

5-9

3/18/1991

Kentucky

R

Louisville, KY

6

Jenna O'Hea

G

6-1     

174

6/6/87

2        

Australia

30

Nneka Ogwumike

F

6-2

188

7/2/1990

Stanford

1

Cypress, TX

3

Candace Parker  

F/C 

6-4

175    

4/19/86       

Tennessee       

5       

Naperville, IL

24

April Sykes

G/F

6-0

183

7/30/1990

Rutgers

1

Starkville, MS

44

Lindsay Taylor

C

6-8

199

5/20/1981

Belmont

2

Poway, CA

20

Kristi Toliver 

5-7

130   

1/27/87         

Maryland        

4        

Harrisonburg, VA

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