Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E Sports) – The Los Angeles Sparks have signed free-agent guard and former Sixth Woman of the Year Candice Wiggins to a contract.
The Sparks did not release terms of the deal with Wiggins, who last played for the Tulsa Shock where she averaged 10.1 points a game.
Wiggins will be reunited with Gary Kloppenburg, who was the Shock’s head coach in 2013.
Before seeing action for Tulsa, Wiggins played for the Minnesota Lynx from 2008-2012, where she was the Sixth Woman of the Year in 2008, and won a WNBA championship in 2011.
“It’s been a lifelong dream of mine to play for the Sparks and I am absolutely beside myself with joy and excitement for the incredible opportunity to play in Los Angeles and bring my talent back to California,” Wiggins said.
“I’m ready to do whatever it takes to win and bring a WNBA Championship to the city of Los Angeles, and I know this era will truly be a Magic-al one,” she added.
Sparks forward and fellow Stanford University player Nneka Ogwumike expressed excitement over Wiggins’ signing.
“I am very anxious to play with Candice. Now that she’s coming to Los Angeles, I have a wonderful opportunity to play with my fellow ‘Nerdie’. Candice is a spectacular player and will contribute vastly to the Sparks,” she said.
Wiggins could form a scary backcourt alongside Riquna Williams, who scored a WNBA record 51 points in a game over the San Antonio Silver Stars last season.