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Los Angeles Sparks sign Nia Coffey

Field Level Media
06 Mar 2021, 10:40 GMT+10

The Los Angeles Sparks signed restricted free agent Nia Coffey on Thursday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed

The 6-foot-1 guard/forward, who is entering her fifth season after being drafted fifth overall by the San Antonio Stars in 2017, spent last year with the Phoenix Mercury.

She appeared in 15 games (one start) for the Mercury last season, averaging 2.7 points and 2.5 rebounds in a career-high 15.3 minutes per game. She shot a career-best 42.1 percent (16-of-38) from the field on the season.

"The addition of Nia Coffey provides us with additional athleticism, youth and versatility on the wing," general manager/coach Derek Fisher said. "Nia has shown the ability to make outside shots, attack the basket, and defend multiple positions. We're excited to have her join our group and compete."

Coffey spent the first two years of her career with San Antonio franchise, including when the team moved became the Las Vegas Aces after MGM Resorts International bought and relocated the San Antonio franchise for the 2018 season, her second year in the league.

In 2019, Coffey played with the Atlanta Dream before being traded to the Mercury prior to the 2020 season.

For her career, the 25-year-old Coffey has played 98 games (18 starts) and has averaged 3.8 points and 2.4 rebounds in 12.4 minutes per game. She's a career 35.2 percent shooter from the three-point line.

"I'm grateful for the opportunity to continue my WNBA career with such a respected organization in the LA Sparks," Coffey said. "I'm excited to work with Coach Fisher and the entire staff and look forward to playing with a special group of players."

Coffey's younger brother, Amir Coffey, has split time between the Los Angeles Clippers sand the G-League. Their father, Richard Coffey, played for the Minnesota Timberwolves during the 1990-91 season.

--Field Level Media

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