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2016 WNBA Champion Los Angeles Sparks Select Saicha Grant-Allen During 3rd Round In 2017 WNBA Draft
By Amanda Scurlock
Published April 21, 2017

Dayton center Saicha Grant-Allen (55) grabs a rebound in front of Louisville forward Sara Hammond (00) during the first half of a women’s college basketball regional semifinal game in the NCAA Tournament on Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

The Los Angeles Sparks selected center Saicha Grant-Allen 35th overall in the 3rd round of the 2017 WNBA Draft, announced Executive Vice President and General Manager, Penny Toler.

“Saicha is a strong and physical post player that has improved every season,” said Penny Toler, LA Sparks Executive Vice President and General Manager. “She is excellent on the boards at both ends of the court.”

The 6-foot-5 center averaged 9.9 points, 8.6 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game during her senior season at Dayton and set a program record for career offensive rebounds (264). She was named a 2016 Atlantic 10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll, earned Second Team All-Conference honors and was named to All-Defensive Team. She also picked up A-10 All-Tournament accolades, was named A-10 Player of the week and named to the Florida Sunshine Classic and Cavalier Class All-Tournament teams.


“Saicha is an extremely active and mobile post player that can rebound and defend,” said Brian Agler, LA Sparks Head Coach. “She had a great career at the University of Dayton where she played in multiple NCAA tournaments.”

The 2017 Sparks regular season will tip-off May 13 at 2pm, presented by EquiTrust. The opening week will feature the Championship Celebration. For ticket purchasing and information for the 3 time champion LA Sparks, call 844-GO-SPARKS, email [email protected] or visit The LA Sparks can be found on all social media outlets at @la_sparks.

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