3 Los Angeles Sparks Players on Thin Ice After the WNBA Draft

The 2024 WNBA Draft is officially in the books and the Sparks will have to make a few tough roster decisions before regular season begins next month.
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3. Taylor Mikesell

Mikesell signed a training camp contract with the Sparks in February after playing six games with the Atlanta Dream last season. The former Ohio State standout was drafted with the 13th overall pick in the 2023 WNBA Draft by the Indiana Fever.

Mikesell didn’t make the Fever’s opening-day roster but landed a deal with the Dream. With the Dream, the 5-foot-10 guard averaged 2.8 points in 4.8 minutes per game. It’s not a huge sample size to work with, but she has another opportunity with the Sparks.

Coming out of college, Mikesell was one of the better three-point shooters in the country as she shot 42% percent from beyond the arc. In her last year at Ohio State, the former Big Ten Rookie of the Year averaged 17.2 points per game on 43% shooting from the field and 41.4% from deep on 7.8 attempts per game.

Since she’s on a training camp deal, Mikesell has a tough task to make the roster. However, if she can showcase her three-point prowess, it will put her in a great spot as the Sparks struggled last season.