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Los Angeles Sparks Sign Sydney Wiese To Contract Extension Through 2022 Season

The former Beavers star is clearly in the franchise’s future plans.

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Former Oregon State star and current Los Angeles Sparks guard Sydney Wiese has a signed a contract extension to remain with the franchise through the 2022 season.

Wiese is coming off a crucial year of development in 2019, her third season in the WNBA, in which she saw action in 32 games (16 starts) for the Sparks, averaging 4.8 points, 1.8 assists and 1.3 rebounds per game. The 24-year old connected on 38.5% of her field goal attempts and 37% of her tries from behind the arc, helping Los Angeles to a 22-12 overall record that ended in the 2019 WNBA Semifinals.

The news comes during what has been a difficult summer for Wiese, who was the WNBA’s first player to test positive for coronavirus in late March and is dealing with the currently suspended league’s season. She commented on the extension, stating “I have so much gratitude for our owners, Michael Fischer, and Coach Fisher. They have stuck with me throughout my transition from college to becoming familiar with the league. Their commitment to me as a person, player, and professional is unmatched. I take pride in wearing purple and gold and I am excited to continue to represent the Sparks organization.”

Wiese’s extension will be publicly announced during a virtual press conference Tuesday at 1 PM PT.