WASHINGTON, DC – The Washington Mystics announced today that they have acquired guard Sydney Wiese from the Los Angeles Sparks in exchange for a future second round draft pick.
“Sydney is a veteran guard with a winning background at every level. She can play three positions and perfectly fits our style of play,” said Mystics General Manager and Head Coach Mike Thibault. “She had an excellent season with Los Angeles last year and we are looking forward to her bringing veteran experience to the Mystics.”
Wiese (6-0, 165 lbs.) holds career averages of 3.9 points, 1.1 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game in 90 career games (31 starts) with Los Angeles. She averaged a career-high 6.8 points and 1.2 assists while shooting a career-best .505 from the field and .472 from three-point range, which ranked fourth-best in three-point percentage, during the 2020 WNBA season.
The Oregon State product has appeared in one preseason game for the Sparks this season, posting five points, two assists and one rebound in 17 minutes.
A four-year pro, Wiese was originally drafted 11th overall in the 2017 WNBA Draft by the Sparks.
In a subsequent roster move, the Mystics have waived guard Sug Sutton.