The Los Angeles Sparks have signed Sydney Wiese to a contract extension to remain in Los Angeles through the 2022 season.
The former Oregon State guard was selected in the first round, No. 11 overall by the Sparks in the 2017 WNBA Draft.
Sydney is a huge part of the culture and identity we’re building in Los Angeles. She had a great season for us in 2019 and I’m excited for her continued growth with our group. — Eric Holoman, Managing Partner and Governor
Last season, Wiese appeared in 32 games and started 16, averaging 4.8 points and 1.8 assists per game, while shooting 37% on 3-pointers. She averaged 20.6 minutes per game and appeared in all four of the Sparks playoff games.
Sydney Wiese is an invaluable part of our organization. She can play multiple backcourt positions, provides outside shooting, and is a model teammate and professional. — Sparks head coach Derek Fisher
But you probably already knew that. Wiese shined throughout her four-year career at Oregon State.
Here are just some of her accomplishments:
Senior CLASS Award winner; AP Second-Team All-American; Wooden Award All-American; USWBA All-American; WBCA All-America Honorable Mention; ESPNW Second Team All-American; One of 14 players all-time to make the All-Pac-12 team all four years of her career; Pac-12 Scholar Athlete of the Year; Academic All-America Third Team; Wooden Award Finalist; Naismith Trophy Semifinalist; Pac-12 All-Tournament Team.
She finished her career averaging 15.2 points, 4.9 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game while setting the school record for assists and three-pointers made.
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. — Sydney Wiese
Be sure to check out the latest Talkin’ Beavers Podcast with host Ron Callan and special guest Oregon State softball head coach Laura Berg.