Sydney Wiese: Life in the WNBA with the Los Angeles Sparks!

 

Well as you can see Sydney Wiese can shoot three-pointers from the deep right hand corner. The all-time three point leader with Oregon State (373) put on a little pregame clinic in Everett Friday night when the Los Angeles Sparks were in town to face the Seattle Storm.

 

Wiese can also make the long ball in a WNBA game. Here is the second of two threes she hit against the Storm. The Sparks are a work in progress. New Coach Derek Fisher has had to deal with a ton on injuries and the team is still trying to get to know each other. The Sparks lost to Seattle 82-64. Wiese had six points on the two threes and an assist.

Sydney graduated from Oregon State in June of 2017. Since that time Syd has played professional ball in Australia, Isreal and is currently in her third year with the Sparks. She was a first round draft pick by the Sparks in 2017. This season her playing time is up dramatically average 18 minutes per game and just under five points per game. After the game I had a chance to talk to Sydney about the difference playing in the WNBA versus the Pac-12. Wiese as you can see is a lot of fun to talk to anytime!

 

I also chatted with Sydney about the Beavers current standout player Mikayla Pivec. A former teammate of hers and like Wiese will play in the Pan Am games next month. And I think like all of us....Sydney is a little jealous of the face Mikayla graduated in three years in the field of Bio Health Sciences and a minor in Chemistry.

 

Sydney is excited about the rest of this season with the Sparks and will play in Europe after this season is complete.

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