LA Sparks re-sign veteran guard-forward Alana Beard

Posted at 3:07 PM, Feb 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-11 15:07:05-05

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Sparks have re-signed guard-forward Alana Beard, the reigning WNBA defensive player of the year.

The 13-year veteran has career averages of 11.6 points and 1.7 steals. She joined the Sparks in 2012 and was a starter on the club's 2016 WNBA championship team.

Beard is a four-time All-Star and has been named to the league's All-Defensive Team nine times.

She was drafted second overall by Washington in 2004 after playing at Duke.