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Sparks signs veteran wing Bria Holmes

The Sparks have signed veteran Bria Holmes, a 6-foot-3 shooting guard / forward who has career averages of 6.8 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game. She was selected 11th overall from West Virginia by the Atlanta Dream in the 2016 draft.

Holmes played two seasons for the Dream, averaging nearly eight points per game. After taking the 2018 season off because she was pregnant, Holmes signed with the Connecticut Sun, appearing in 52 games. She averaged 5.8 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game.

« Bria Holmes is a competitor who puts pressure on the rim, defends with intensity and gives us youth, size and athleticism as a shooting guard and forward, » said Derek Fisher, Sparks coach and general manager, in a statement. released by the team. “Bria also brings the experience of having played significant minutes in the WNBA playoffs and finals. Our staff is excited to welcome her to Los Angeles and we look forward to working with her on and off the court. ”

Holmes, 26, said she is “truly grateful for this opportunity and to the Sparks for believing in me. I am ready to compete and start this new chapter with such an iconic organization. I am looking forward to working with my new teammates, coaches and the entire Sparks family.