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Sparks sign Lynwood High product Tyonna Outland

LOS ANGELES The Los Angeles Sparks have signed former Lynwood High star Tyonna Outland to a training camp contract.

Outland is a 5-9 guard out of Cal State Bakersfield, where she finished her career as the school’s all-time leading scorer with more than 2,000 points. A two-time WBCA All-American, she led the Roadrunners to three postseason appearances including the WNIT the past two seasons and one berth in the WBI finals during her freshman year.

As a senior, she led the team in points with 19.7 per game and was second in rebounds, assists and minutes.

During her junior season she became the ninth Bakersfield player to score at least 1,000 points in a career in December 2013 and finished the season ranked fourth all-time with 1,467 points. That season, she led the team in scoring (20.7 per game) and ranked second in rebounds and assists.

As a sophomore, she ranked second on the team in assists with 52 and was third in scoring (11.9 ppg) and rebounding (5.1 rpg).  During her freshman season, she was named to the All-WBI Tournament Team, coming off the bench to average 16.0 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.0 assists in four WBI postseason contests.

“Tyonna is an excellent guard who has the ability to play both the one and the two positions,” Sparks Executive Vice President and general manager Penny Toler said. “She has the ability to score and create open shots for her teammates. We are excited to bring her to training camp to see what she can do.”