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Ana Dabovic signs with the Los Angeles Sparks

One of the best young European players is coming to the WNBA to play for the L.A. Sparks.

Ana Dabovic (L) is coming to L.A.
Ana Dabovic (L) is coming to L.A.
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The Los Angeles Sparks announced that they signed Serbian guard Ana Dabovic on Tuesday, which was confirmed by the WNBA's transactions page Wednesday. Dabovic plays for Ormanspor Genclik of the Turkish Women's Basketball League, where she is averaging 18.6 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 3.7 assists per game.

Dabovic also played on Serbia's 2014 FIBA World Championship team, which made a surprising run to the quarterfinals and even gave Team USA fits during group play. She should do the same in L.A., where she averages 2.2 steals per game for her Turkish team. Given that they waived Armintie Herrington and Lindsey Harding earlier this offseason, perhaps General Manager Penny Toler and Head Coach Brian Agler had a feeling that they may have Dabovic as a younger (and cheaper) replacement.

I think that this is a very good signing for the Sparks. However, the bigger question now is whether Dabovic will continue to play regularly in the WNBA. Hopefully she does.