Hometown: Long Beach, CA
Larry, Curly, or Moe: Moe. Definitely Moe.
Lisa Willis started the season for the Sparks, and frankly, would have died in ignominy had she stayed there. But thankfully - for we and she - Willis was involved in a trade mid-season for the Georgia Peach.
Willis had a strong four years for the Bruins, leading her team 3-Point shots, steals, and a laundry list of other cool accolades (for example, her back-to-back 100 steal seasons were a first for a Bruin). She also earned a gold medal as a member of the USA Women's Basketball team during the World University Games held in Izmir, Turkey. She was also described, via her profile from UCLA, as "[getting] her hands on a lot of balls at the defensive end of the court."
This all came to a head in a stand-out senior season in 2005-6. That's when her combined mass of talent and age became too much, and she exploded into a massive supernova that then collapsed to form a black hole, from which nothing - not even light - could escape.
Drafted by the Sparks to prevent certain Universal Destruction (trademarked by the Tagahichi Corporation - Asian Markets - and LoweBrau GMBH - Other Markets), Willis played in 29 games in her first campaign in the WNBA, averaging over 5 points and generally causing mayhem whenever her shoes hit the court.
She started off a bit slowly for the Sparks, prompting a trade. Too bad for the Sparks, as she has grown into a decent reserve guard, with a solid strike from the perimeter and nice passing skills... when she plays, that is.
She hasn't played much recently, but expect Willis to become a fixture in the realms of Madison Square. She likes balls, and she knows how to handle them.