Sparks trade for Nicky Anosike

Updated: February 23, 2012, 4:17 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- The Washington Mystics have acquired guard Natasha Lacy and forward LaToya Pringle Sanders from the Sparks in a trade that sends center Nicky Anosike to Los Angeles.

Lacy, who is currently playing in Turkey, averaged 5.0 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.7 assists in the WNBA last season. Sanders averaged 3.9 points and 2.4 rebounds.

Anosike averaged 9.6 points and 7.1 rebounds last season for Washington.

The deal was announced Thursday.

The Sparks also signed point guard Sharnee Zoll to a free-agent contract. She has played in Europe the past four seasons, including the past two in Poland with current Sparks center Jantel Lavender.

Zoll was a three-time All-ACC selection at Virginia, where she broke Dawn Staley's school and league record for career assists.


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