GB’s Kristine Anigwe has today joined LA Sparks as the team confirmed their final roster for the 2020 WNBA season.
The three-time champions traded Anigwe and a 2021 third round draft pick from Dallas Wings in exchange for a 2021 second round pick that they had previously acquired from the same team.
The move is the latest development in an exciting year for the center, having committed her international future to GB back in January. The following month she made her international debut in Belgrade as GB travelled to the FIBA Olympic Qualifiers.
2020 will be Kristine’s second season in the WNBA, after being selected ninth overall by Connecticut Sun in the 2019 draft. Following her debut vs Las Vegas Aces, the 23-year-old featured on 17 occasions before moving to Dallas where she picked up ten appearances for Wings.
LA’s 12-Woman roster for the upcoming season boasts a wealth of talent including two WNBA MVPs – Candace Parker and Nneka Ogwumike – as well as multiple-time WNBA champions Seimone Augustus and Kristi Toliver.
Speaking to the team’s website, Sparks’ Head Coach Derek Fisher was excited for Anigwe’s arrival in LA:
“Kristine Anigwe is a versatile, two-way post player who will provide additional athleticism and rebounding to our frontcourt rotation. She was an efficient and prolific scorer at the collegiate level, and our coaching staff is looking forward to working with her.”
2020 is the third consecutive year that Sparks’ roster will feature a GB player, with Karlie Samuelson suiting up for the team in both 2018 and 2019.