"We are extremely proud of Jackie," said head coach Paul Thomas. "She has worked very hard to be the best student-athlete she can be. This should and can be another positive experience as her young adult life continues."
This past season in 2013-14, Nared set the single-season scoring record at SMC with 677 points, finishing fifth all-time at SMC in scoring with 1,653 points in just three seasons as a Gael. She was the West Coast Conference scoring champion in each of the final two seasons.
Joining Nared as free agents in the Sparks camp include Alyssia Brewer (UCLA), Darxia Morris (UCLA), Brandie Baker (Central Michigan), Alicia DeVaughn (Maryland), Nikki Greene (Penn State), Keena Mays (SMC) and Brittainey Raven (Texas).
The Sparks have several big names on their roster including Candace Parker, Candice Wiggins, Nneka Ogwumike, Alana Beard and Lindsey Harding.