(East Los Angeles, CA) [From The Editor’s Desk]: Los Angeles Sparks fans are glad to hear that former UCLA Bruins All-American, a hometown player, a 4 x First Team All-CIF selection from Windward High School, a McDonald’s All-American participant, the 2019 WNBA All-Defensive 1st Team, and 2 x WNBA Champion with the Seattle Storm, has agreed to sign a unique contract and attend their upcoming Training Camp for this quickly approaching season.
That announcement was made this week and we encourage all of our Sparks
fans to give it a good read and then hope for the best mutual agreement that comes after camp is over and the season is ready to start.
Last thought here. It may be that now, with all of the new, and strong roster additions to build the team upon, that Jordin will be given the golden opportunity to run the team at point guard and continue to improve even more as the outstanding defensive player she already is. With both new Head Coach, Curt Miller and CAO/GM, Karen Bryant, greatly expressing their joy in Canada’s signing and coming to camp, there’s nothing like having a big fan favorite who is locally, nationally, and globally followed, and is a highly respected 2 x WNBA Champion, on your home team’s roster.
Sparks Re-Sign Jordin Canada
Canada signed to training camp contract
(LOS ANGELES, CA ) – The Los Angeles Sparks recently announced on 2/8, the re-signing of guard Jordin Canada to a training camp contract.
“We’re happy Jordin is re-signing here in LA,” said Sparks CAO & GM Karen Bryant. “She brings championship experience and continuity to our locker room as we continue to add quality depth to our point guard rotation.”
The Los Angeles native was signed by the Sparks on Feb. 8, 2022. In one year with her hometown team, she played in 32 games (25 starts), averaging 9.2 points, 5.5 assists, 2.3 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game.
“I am excited to have Jordin back in a Sparks uniform,” said Head Coach Curt Miller. “She is a dynamic point guard that impacts both ends of the court with her quickness. We will rely on her to create tempo and pace offensively while asking her to be a disruptive defender on opposing guards.”
Canada was drafted fifth overall by the Seattle Storm in the 2018 draft out of UCLA. In four seasons in Seattle, she won two WNBA championships and averaged 7.2 points, 4.1 assists, 2.1 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game. Also while with the Storm, she was the WNBA steals leader in 2019 (2.3 per game) and received WNBA All-Defensive First Team honors in 2019.
“I think the theme of this free agency is about sacrificing to be a part of something special,” said Canada. “I believe in the vision that is getting ready to take place. We definitely have something special happening in LA and I’m excited to stay home.”