(East Los Angeles, CA) [From The Editor’s Desk]: The WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks continue with their novel idea of keeping their fan-base alerted to their rostered players who are overseas in the Association’s “off-season” and playing in various Women’s Professional Leagues in different parts of the world. Some of their games are being “Live” streamed. so please check that status on each player.
Here is another of the team’s updates on the following five players and their respective foreign teams, listed below.
- Rae Burrell: UC Capitals (Australia)
- Olivia Nelson-Ododa: Melbourne Boomers (Australia)
- Kianna Smith: Samsung (Korea)
- Brittney Sykes: Spar Girona (Spain)
- Jasmine Walker: Morovis Montaneras (Puerto Rico)
After (13) total games (nine Hungarian league games and four EuroLeague games) with Sopron Basket, Brittney Sykes signed a deal to return to her former team, Spar Girona in Spain. Girona currently sits at the top of the standings in the Spanish League at 8-2, with their next action coming on Wednesday when they take on CBK Mersin in a EuroLeague matchup.
-Upcoming Overseas Schedule-
Wednesday, December 14:
8:00 a.m. PST Spar Girona (Sykes) vs. CBK Mersin- EuroLeague
- Stream Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDzVMCGuyEU&list=PLvBfyHhg7f5P43cyPdYwcAtM4n0ofLSBD&index=8
2022 Overseas Highlights: After playing nine Hugarian League games and four EuroLeague games with Sopron Basket, Sykes signed a deal to return to her former team, Spar Girona in Spain. Girona currently sits at the top of the standings in the Spanish League at 8-2, with their next action coming on Wednesday when they take on CBK Mersin in a EuroLeague matchup.
2022 overseas STATS – Hungarian League (through dec. 12): GP 9 | PPG 17.8 | RPG 5.3 | APG 5.2 | SPG 3.0 | BPG 0.3 | FG% 57.5 | 3PT% 42.9 | MPG 27.1
2022 overseas STATS – Euro League (through dec. 12): GP 4 | PPG 16.5 | RPG 5.3 | APG 7.3 | SPG 3.5 | BPG 0.3 | FG% 46.4 | 3PT% 0.0 | MPG 34.8
2:00 a.m. PST: Samsung Life (Smith) vs. BNK Some – Korean League *No stream available*
2022 overseas STATS (through dec. 12): GP 12 | PPG 14.2 | RPG 3.7 | APG 4.3 | SPG 1.1 | FG% 40.0 | 3PT% 32.3 | MPG 31.1
2022 overseas highlights: On Saturday, November 26, Smith was the second-highest scorer on her team, registering 17 points on 7-of-18 shooting. She added six rebounds, four assists and two steals in the Samsung Life victory.
Thursday, December 15:
11:30 p.m. PST: Melbourne (Nelson-Ododa) vs. Sydney – WNBL *No stream available*
2022 overseas STATS (through dec. 12): GP 6 | PPG 8.8 | RPG 4.7 | APG 1.5 | SPG 1.0 | BPG 1.3 | FG% 63.6 | MPG 23.7
2022 overseas highlights: In an 84-78 victory over Townsville on Dec. 7, she notched an overseas best of 22 points on 7-of-9 shooting, grabbed five rebounds, three blocks and two steals in 32 minutes of play. On Nov. 20, Nelson-Ododa registered her first double-digit outing of her overseas season, scoring 10 points on 4-of-6 shooting. She grabbed four rebounds and had one block in the 103-68 victory over Canberra.
Friday, December 16:
2:00 a.m. PST: Samsung (Smith) vs. Our Bank – Korean League *No stream available*
Saturday, December 17:
6:30 p.m. PST: UC Capitals (Burrell) vs. Southside – WNBL *No stream available*
2022 overseas STATS (through dec. 12): GP 5 | PPG 13.8 | RPG 3.4 | APG 1.6 | SPG 1.2 | FG% 32.8 | 3PT% 23.5 | mpg 29.0
2022 overseas highlight: Against Adelaide on November 30th, tallied her overseas high of 20 points, shooting 6-of-12 from the floor and connecting on a perfect 8-of-8 from the free throw line. She added three assists, three steals and a block in 29 minutes of action. On November 20, registered 15 points, five rebounds, two assists and two steals in 30 minutes of action against the Melbourne Boomers.
9:00 p.m. PST: Melbourne (Nelson-Ododa) vs. Adelaide – WNBL *No stream available*
Sunday, December 18:
2:45 a.m. PST: Girona (Sykes) vs. Euskotren – Spanish League *No stream available*
NOTE: Jasmine Walker was not scheduled to play this week. Her season has been completed.
2022 Overseas Highlights: Walker finished her season with Morovis in the Puerto Rican League averaging 16.0 points, 8.6 re- bounds, 1.3 assists and 1.1 steals in 35.9 minutes per game. Walker’s highest scoring performance to date came on November 11, when she scored 29 points, shooting 9-of-15 from the floor. She shot a perfect 6-of-6 from the free throw line and grabbed four rebounds.
Sparks fans, be sure to follow these players on socials (Instagram and Twitter), including the Sparks PR Twitter for updates throughout the week.