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Sparks Sign Veteran Center Michelle Snow

September 9, 2015 - Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) - Los Angeles Sparks News Release

LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles Sparks Executive Vice President and General Manager Penny Toler announced today the signing of two-time WNBA All-Star center Michelle Snow.

The 12-year WNBA veteran joins Los Angeles after spending the 2014-15 season playing in the Turkish Superleague for the Mersin BSH Bld where she averaged 14.9 points and 11.2 rebounds in 10 EuroCup games.

"Michelle is a seasoned veteran who has played for years in the WNBA and continued to play in Europe," said Sparks head coach Brian Agler. "She will give us another experienced player in the post."

Snow, who currently ranks 8th among WNBA leaders in blocked shots with 403 career blocks, began her WNBA career in 2002 as the first round selection (10th overall) by the Houston Comets. She spent seven seasons with the Comets (2002-08) before the team disbanded at the end of the 2008 season and she joined the Atlanta Dream. The WNBA's Most Improved Player of the Year in 2003, Snow started all 31 games that season averaging 9.2 points, 7.7 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.8 blocks per game after starting only two games and averaging 3.9 points and 3.7 rebounds as a rookie (2002).

She spent the 2009 season with the Atlanta Dream and helped the team reach the playoffs for the first time in franchise history. Her WNBA career also took her to San Antonio (2010), Chicago (2011-2012) and Washington (2012-2013). She holds career averages of 8.4 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 1.0 blocks and 23.7 minutes through 400 career games (306 starts).

The 6-5 Florida native attended the University of Tennessee (1998-2002) and averaged 10.9 points and 6.5 rebounds per game during her career. In 2000, she became just the third woman in NCAA college basketball history to dunk during a game, recording three career dunks while at Tennessee.

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