(East Los Angeles, CA) March 30, 2022 [From The Editor’s Desk]: For all the appropriate reasons, the L.A. Sparks and General Manger, Derek Fisher, are going the distance on team restructuring and making some final player personnel moves, right on time for the start of the new 2022 season.
Just added to their roster, the Sparks have acquired, four-year, 5-9, Guard, Alexis “Lexie” Brown from last year’s WNBA Champions, the Chicago Sky. She bolsters the recent off-season and blockbuster additions of Liz Cambage, Jordin Canada, Chennedy Carter, and Katie Lou Samuelson. Read the Sparks press announcement on Brown’s acquisition below.
The team is finalizing details for a pre-season home game to be announced at a later time. The Sparks will tip-off the 2022 regular season on May 6th on the road against the Chicago Sky.
Sparks Acquire WNBA Champion Lexie Brown
LA Sends Rights to Li Yueru to Chicago
LOS ANGELES (Mar. 30, 2022) – The Los Angeles Sparks announced today the acquisition of guard Lexie Brown from the Chicago Sky in exchange for the rights to center Li Yueru.
Brown holds career averages of (4.8) points, (1.2) rebounds, and (1.3) assists in (89) career games with the Connecticut Sun, Minnesota Lynx and most recently Chicago, where she won a WNBA Championship in 2021. She saw her best season in 2019 with the Minnesota Lynx, where in 33 games, she averaged a career-best (7.6) points per game, while shooting (40.2%) from the floor, including (38.5%) from beyond the arc.
This off-season, Brown participated in the inaugural Athletes Unlimited professional league, where she played in (15) games and averaged (14.0) points per game. Brown shot (52.3%) from the field, including (46.9%) from deep on (4.3) attempts per game. She added (4.2) rebounds and (4.6) assists per game in those contests.
Brown is the daughter of former NBA player Dee Brown. She graduated from Duke University and was drafted ninth overall in the 2018 WNBA Draft by the Connecticut Sun.
The Sparks send the Sky the rights to Chinese center Li Yueru, who was recently acquired alongside Chennedy Carter in a trade with the Atlanta Dream on Feb. 5, 2022. ###