The Los Angeles Sparks have signed guard Te’a Cooper to a qualifying offer, as first reported by Winsidr’s Rachel Galligan.
League sources confirm that the Los Angeles Sparks have signed guard Te'a Cooper. @Winsidr
— Rachel Galligan (@RachGall) January 11, 2021
The Phoenix Mercury selected Cooper out of Baylor University with the 18th pick in the 2020 WNBA Draft. Eventually cut by the Mercury, Cooper then signed with the Sparks prior to the start of the 2020 season.
As a rookie, Cooper started 3 games for Los Angeles and played in 20 of 22 contests in the shortened regular season. Logging just over 17 minutes a game, she averaged 7 points per game, shooting 45 percent from the field and 34.4 percent from beyond the arc. Cooper solidified her roster spot with high energy play on both sides of the ball.
Recently, Sparks assistant coach Latricia Trammell appeared on the Winsidr Show and was asked what impressed her about Cooper.
“Just her approach coming in and how confident she was,” said Trammell. “I mean, she came in like she had been there several years. I love her energy, I love her personality … I think the future is really bright for her.”