The Los Angeles Sparks did not have a first-round pick, but were able to pull off a first-round-caliber player in Beatrice Mompremier late in the second round of the WNBA draft. Given their draft positioning and the caliber of player they were able to pick up, this was a great night for the organization.
The six-foot-four forward out of Miami has averaged a double-double in ACC play in both her junior and season seasons. Mompremier was a highly touted early lottery pick early into discussion but her stock draft following a foot injury which cut her senior year short. She has the length, athleticism and the motor to evolve into a highly effective presence on both ends of the floor. This pick alone is why the Sparks get an A.
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The Sparks picked up German guard Leonie Fiebich next as the No. 22 overall pick. Fiebich is a six-foot-four wing who is one of the top international players in the world at just 20 years old. A long-time member of the German National Team, Fiebich played alongside former Sparks teammate Marie Gulich and fellow draft pick Satou Sabally. It is safe to assume that Fiebich’s rights will go into the 2021 season, but this promising young guard has some serious potential for a Sparks organization that will need to look to the future as time goes on.
The Sparks’ final pick was in five-foot-ten guard out of West Virginia, Tynice Martin as the No. 34 overall pick. During her time in the Big 12, Martin averaged 15.3 points and 4.4 rebounds per game. Their final move came in adding six-foot-one forward Dominique McBryde from Arizona to a training camp contract. Martin and McBride are tremendous athletes with versatility and skill, but it will be extremely difficult to find a spot within this loaded Sparks roster.