Los Angeles – The Los Angeles Sparks announced the signing of rookie guard Karlie Samuelson on Sunday for the rest of the 2018 WNBA season.
Samuelson Back with the Sparks
“We’re really excited to bring Karlie [Samuelson] back into the fold,” Sparks General Manager and Executive Vice President Penny Toler said. “Karlie showed she can play at the WNBA level with her ability to shoot from the perimeter. She will immediately add value to our team.”
Samuelson’s addition to the team gives the Sparks a full 12-player roster.
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The 6′ guard initially joined the Sparks for the first time during their 2017 training camp period. But unfortunately, due to a fractured left foot, was unable to complete camp.
This year, she returned to the Sparks camp where she went on to earn a spot on the teams’ opening day roster.
The Stanford Cardinal went on to play in a total of four games for the Sparks, averaging 3.5 PPG and shooting an impressive 40 percent from the 3-pt range. But Samuelson was released when center Jantel Lavender returned from her overseas commitments.
Samuelson is active and expected to play on Sunday’s game against the New York Liberty at 2 p.m. PST at Staples Center.