Los Angeles Sparks Re-Sign Karlie Samuelson


Jerry Kelly

Nneka Ogwumike of the Los Angeles Sparks drives to the basket against Mercedes Russell of the Seattle Storm during a home game last week. Ogwumike became the third player in WNBA history to to score 20 plus points, grab 12 plus rebounds have four or more assists and get one or more steals in back to back games. The other players were Lisa Leslie and Brittney Griner. PHOTO

The Los Angeles Sparks announced Tuesday the re-signing of Karlie Samuelson to a rest of season contract.

Samuelson has appeared in five games (one start) this season with the Sparks, where she's averaged 9.8 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 1.4 assists in 23 minutes per game. She's shooting 58.8% from behind the arc, good for 2nd in the WNBA, and 56.0% from the field.

Samuelson had a standout performance against the Las Vegas Aces on May 27, where she scored 13 points to go along with seven rebounds and three assists. Through her first five games, she has a true-shooting percentage of 80.9%, leading all WNBA players.


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