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Sparks Sign Sydney Wiese To Contract Extension

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Sparks signed guard Sydney Wiese to a contract extension through the 2022 season, the team announced today. In 2019, Wiese recorded career highs in points, rebounds, assists, steals, minutes, starts and field goals made.

“Sydney is a huge part of the culture and identity we’re building in Los Angeles,” Managing Partner and Governor Eric Holoman said. “She had a great season for us in 2019 and I’m excited for her continued growth with our group.”

Last season, Wiese appeared in 32 games and started 16, averaging 4.8 points and 1.8 assists per game, while shooting 37% on 3-pointers. She averaged 20.6 minutes per game and appeared in all four of the Sparks playoff games.

“Sydney Wiese is an invaluable part of our organization,” Head Coach Derek Fisher said. “She can play multiple backcourt positions, provides outside shooting, and is a model teammate and professional.”

Wiese was drafted 11th overall by the Sparks in the 2017 WNBA Draft out of Oregon State University where she set school records for assists and 3-pointers made. She also set the Pac-12 record for career 3-pointers made.

“I have so much gratitude for our owners, Michael Fischer, and Coach Fisher,” Wiese said. “They have stuck with me throughout my transition from college to becoming familiar with the league. Their commitment to me as a person, player, and professional is unmatched. I take pride in wearing purple and gold and I am excited to continue to represent the Sparks organization.”

The Sparks will host a virtual press conference with Sydney Wiese on Tuesday at 1 p.m. PT.