Published on April 11th, 2019 | by Landon Buford0
Sparks Draft Marina Mabrey and Angela Salvadores In 2019 WNBA Draft
The Los Angeles Sparks have drafted 5-foot-11 guard Marina Mabrey and 5-foot-10 guard Angela Salvadores with the 19th and 31st picks in the 2019 WNBA Draft, respectively.
Mabrey, who’s from Belmar, New Jersey, recently finished her senior season at Notre Dame where she helped lead her team to back-to-back NCAA national championships games, winning the title in 2018. This season, Mabrey averaged 12.8 points and 4.4 assists per game and shot 41% on 3-pointers. She is the all-time leader in 3-point field goals made in Notre Dame history.
With the 31st pick, the Sparks drafted Spanish guard Angela Salvadores, who played the 2015-2016 season with Duke University, before returning to Spain. She currently plays for Ensino where she’s averaging 13.6 points per game this season.
In addition to Mabrey and Salvadores, the Sparks selected Kalani Brown from Baylor University seventh overall with their first pick in the 2019 draft.
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The Sparks 2019 home opener is on May 31 against the Connecticut Sun. To purchase tickets, visit http://sparks.wnba.com/tickets/. Founded in 1996, the Los Angeles Sparks play in the Western Conference of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). The Sparks have won three WNBA Championships (2001, 2002, 2016), have qualified for the playoffs in 18 of their 22 seasons and remain the only active team in the league to win back-to-back titles. The Los Angeles Sparks are dedicated to ensuring each home game at Staples Center has a championship level entertainment experience while showcasing the best female athletes from around the world on the court.