- National Teams
Karlie Samuelson and Kristine Anigwe have both re-joined LA Sparks, the WNBA franchise announced.
The GB international duo have both been signed under the hardship exception with Samuelson set for a fifth stint with the club.
“Kristine Anigwe provided valuable minutes for our team last season with her activity on both ends and ability to rebound,” said General Manager/Head Coach Derek Fisher, via release. “Kristine will bring physicality and size to our front-court rotation.
“Karlie Samuelson is someone with WNBA experience who can provide outside shooting, has familiarity with our organisation, and is a great teammate.”
Samuelson returns to the WNBA fold after a successful second season with Perfumerias Avenida in Spain, where they won the playoffs title and reached the final of EuroLeague Women.
— Karlie Samuelson (@ksam44) June 5, 2021
Meanwhile, Anigwe played out in Turkey with Cukurova and after being cut by the Sparks in pre-season, shortly had another spell with Dallas Wings before being released.
The 24-year-old was a first-round draft pick in 2019 and will team up with another GB team-mate Temi Fagbenle next season.
The LA Sparks currently have a 3-3 record in the 2021 WNBA season having last won the Championship in 2016.