Sparks sign guard Erica Wheeler

The Los Angeles Sparks signed guard Erica Wheeler to a multi-year deal, sources told Winsidr’s Rachel Galligan on Saturday. 

Wheeler, 29, tested positive for COVID-19 in July and did not take part in the 2020 season. As a member of the Indiana Fever in 2019, Wheeler was named the All-Star Game MVP, making her the first undrafted player in league history to receive the honor. Wheeler played four seasons with the Fever, from 2016 to 2019. As a rookie in 2015, she split time between Atlanta and New York. 

One of the faster players in the league, Wheeler shot 38 percent from three-point land in 2019 and averaged 10.1 points, 5 assists, and 1.2 steals per game. Since 2017, Wheeler has finished 6th or better in assist percentage. Her ability to facilitate, slash into the lane, and launch shots from deep makes her a true triple-threat on the offensive end. 

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Wheeler projects as the Sparks starting point guard following the departure of Chelsea Gray to Las Vegas. 

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