Guard Chennedy Carter has a career average of 16.1 points and 3.4 assists per game (Facebook photo)

The Los Angeles Sparks exercised the fourth-year rookie scale option for Chennedy Carter, the team announced today. The Sparks acquired Carter during 2022 free agency in a trade with the Atlanta Dream. Through two games, Carter is averaging 12.0 points and 2.5 assists in 17.0 per minutes game, while shooting 52.9% from the field.

Carter was drafted No. 4 overall in the 2020 WNBA Draft by the Atlanta Dream. Her rookie season she averaged 17.4 points and 3.4 assists per game on 47.5% shooting from the field and 37.5% from the 3-point line. She earned WNBA All-Rookie Team honors. For her career, she’s averaging 15.8 points in 24.8 minutes per game.