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Sparks’ Erica Wheeler & Youth Clinic Come To Nipsey Hussle Court

Wheeler Staying Busy During WNBA’s Off-Season Period



(East Los Angeles, CA) October 14, 2021 [From The Editor’s Desk]: Popular Sparks Point & Shooting guard, Erica Wheeler, is planning to be in the South Los Angeles/MTA Crenshaw Corridor District, for her upcoming “FREE” JR. Sparks Clinic on Monday, October 18th, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm, at the Nipsey Hussle Court, 6103 Crenshaw Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90043. Registration is required so please do it as soon as possible. Refer to the Sparks’ Point-of-Contact at the end of this story.


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Wheeler has now completed her first full season with the Sparks and was signed on February 2nd of this year, as a Free Agent. During her six year WNBA career she has played for the Atlanta Dream, the New York Liberty, the Indiana Fever, and now the L.A. Sparks.


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This past season she put up these numbers for her new team: Games (32); Games Started (32); Minutes Per Game (30.2); Points Per Game (13.6); Rebounds Per Game (3.1); Assists Per Game (4.8); Steals Per Game (1.3); Field Goal % (41.7); 3Pt. % (35.5); and Free Throw % (82.7).


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Erica is always willing to share her past journey from High School, through her College career, and now the WNBA, as she helps our youth to build their individual and team skills developments; to be good-will ambassadors for the game; to thrive in sportsmanship; and to become outstanding leaders at all levels of the game. Per Erica’s Sparks player profile, you can note that she was an  All-BIG EAST player at Rutgers who missed much of her senior season due to the passing of her mother, Melissa Cooper. And, that she was steered away from drug-infested streets by her mother, and pays tribute to her with tattoos on her shoulder and leg. She has begun the Wheeler Kids Foundation to help kids who are less fortunate.



If you are a parent, a youth coach, or relative of a player that you believe will benefit from this experience, the Sparks are hoping that you will complete the Clinic’s registration process as early as possible because there are only a limited number of spots still available.



For more information, please contact by E-mail, Rushia Brown, RBrown@la-sparks.com or call (310) 729-7654. 


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