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Maria Vadeeva's Bio

About Maria Vadeeva

Maria Vadeeva

2018 (Los Angeles): Vadeeva appeared in 25 games for the Los Angeles Sparks during her rookie
campaign, joining the team in June after getting her visa. Vadeeva shot an extremely efficient 52.7% from
the field, and shot a promising 33.3% on 3-pointers. Vadeeva had a career game against the Phoenix
Mercury on August 12th scoring a season and career-high 16 points.

Russia: Vadeeva made her international debut at the 2013 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship in
Bulgaria, where Russia placed sixth. Vadeeva once again participated, returning to the 2014 FIBA Europe
Under-16 Championship in Hungary, where Russia won the title, taking home their fifth Under-16
Championship. Vadeeva was then named to the national team for the 2015 FIBA Under-19 World
Championship in her home nation. Russia would remain undefeated until the final, falling to the United
States and taking home silver. Vadeeva was awarded a place on the All-Tournament Team. Vadeeva
made her senior international debut at EuroBasket Women 2015, at just the age of 16. In her debut
tournament, Vadeeva averaged 12.3 points per game and 5.9 rebounds per game. Vadeeva was once
again named to Russia’s roster, for EuroBasket Women 2017 in the Czech Republic.

Overseas: In 2014, Vadeeva began her professional career with Sparta&K Moscow, playing in the
Russian Premier League and the EuroCup. In 2016, Vadeeva moved south and signed with Dynamo
Kursk, still playing in the Premier League as well as the EuroLeague. In the 2016–17 season, Dynamo
Kursk took home the title. Vadeeva played alongside the likes of Nneka Ogwumike, Angel McCoughtry
and Epiphanny Prince. In 2017-2018, Vadeeva played for UMMC Ekaterinburg (Russia), competing in
EuroLeague alongside WNBA starts Courtney Vandersloot, Brittney Griner and Kayla McBride.

Personal: Maria Vadeeva (born July 16, 1998) is a center for the Los Angeles Sparks. She is a native of
Russia and has a brother named Ivan.

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