The Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA have signed former BYU two-sport athlete Jennifer Hamson, the team announced on Monday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, per team policy.
Drafted by the Sparks in the 2014 WNBA Draft, Hamson stayed at BYU for the 2014 women’s volleyball season to complete her eligibility. Hamson played volleyball in the fall and basketball in the winter for three season for the Cougars.
“Jennifer is an all-around athlete who will give us a great defensive presence around the basket,” said Sparks’ executive vice president and general manager Penny Toler via news release. “We look forward to seeing her develop into a solid player at both ends of the court.”
At BYU, Hamson averaged 11.8 points, 7.9 rebounds, 2.8 blocks and 22.5 minutes per game in 122 games with the Cougars during her basketball career. In 2013, she became the first player in WCC history to be voted Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year in the same season. Hamson was also an honorable mention All-American (Associated Press) in the same year.
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Xoel CÀrdenas is a writer with Deseret News sports. He is also a columnist at SB Nation, the largest sports blog site in the country, where he covers FC Barcelona. Follow him on Twitter @XoelCardenas.