ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Los Angeles Sparks guard Kristi Toliver has agreed to join Turkish club Samsun.

Toliver, a backup on the Sparks, averaged 8.6 points and 2.2 rebounds this past season, her second in the WNBA. She was also a member of Maryland’s 2006 NCAA title team.

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Samsun spokesman Altan Sokmen says on Friday that Toliver is expected to arrive in Samsun, on the Black Sea coast, next Tuesday and sign a contract.

“She will be one of the best players to come to Samsun,” Sokmen says.

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Samsun is eighth in the 12-team standings, five points behind leader Fenerbahce, and is hoping for a quick improvement with Toliver.

“We are hoping that with Toliver, we will overcome some playmaking issues,” Samsun manager Sait Uzun says.

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