The Los Angeles Sparks have cored Nneka Ogwumike, sources told Winsidr’s Rachel Galligan on Thursday.
The 6’2 forward was selected by the Los Angeles Sparks with the first overall pick in the 2012 draft. Ogwumike has spent her whole career with the Sparks. She was named league MVP in 2016, prior to winning the championship.
Ogwumike, who has started in all 267 games she has appeared in, possesses career per-game averages of 16.2 points, 7.6 rebounds and shooting 55.2% from the field. During an injury-hampered 2020 season where she appeared in 18 games Ogwumike’s game averages were 13.3 points, 4.8 rebounds on 56.9 percent.
A player who receives the core designation is retained on a one-year contract with a base salary equivalent to the supermax. Once a core qualifying offer has been made, the player in question is not able to sign a contract with any other team. For more information on the act of coring and the CBA, please click here to read and support the amazing work from the people over at Her Hoop Stats.