LOS ANGELES (April 30, 2019) – The Los Angeles Sparks re-signed point guard Chelsea Gray, Sparks Executive Vice President and General Manager Penny Toler announced today. In 2018, Gray earned her second straight All-Star selection and averaged a career-high 14.9 points, 5.1 assists, 3.4 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game. She is currently playing in the Turkish league playoffs for Cukurova Mersin.
“Chelsea is one of the best point guards in the WNBA,” Toler said. “She is a winner and leader, on and off the court. I’m thrilled to re-sign her and solidify her as a cornerstone of our franchise and our future success.”
The Sparks first acquired Gray in a 2016 draft day trade with the Connecticut Sun. The move immediately paid dividends as Gray played a significant role in the Sparks 2016 championship run. In 2017, she was named to the All-WNBA Second Team in addition to the All-Star team and led the WNBA in 3-point percentage at 48.2%.
“I’m happy to be back with such a great organization,” Gray said. “The fans have always shown me so much love. This group is special on and off the court. We’re on a mission to win another championship, and we have the group to get it done.”
Gray was drafted 11th overall in the 2014 WNBA Draft by the Sun and attended Duke University.
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The Sparks 2019 home opener is on May 31 against the Connecticut Sun. To purchase tickets, visit http://sparks.wnba.com/tickets/. Founded in 1996, the Los Angeles Sparks play in the Western Conference of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). The Sparks have won three WNBA Championships (2001, 2002, 2016), have qualified for the playoffs in 18 of their 22 seasons and remain the only active team in the league to win back-to-back titles. The Los Angeles Sparks are dedicated to ensuring each home game at Staples Center has a championship level entertainment experience, while showcasing the best female athletes from around the world on the court.