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Former Buffalo star Cierra Dillard cut by Los Angeles Sparks

She was cut last Saturday by the Minnesota Lynx, who took her with the 20th overall pick in April's WNBA draft.

LOS ANGELES — Former University at Buffalo star guard Cierra Dillard was released Saturday afternoon by the Los Angeles Sparks.

Dillard was cut on May 11 by the Minnesota Lynx, who had taken her in the second round, with the 20th overall pick, in April's WNBA draft.

Two days later, Dillard was claimed off waivers by the Sparks.

"When God has a plan he has a plan," Dillard tweeted Monday night, after she learned she was headed to the West Coast.

Dillard led the Mid-American Conference and ranked second nationally last season in scoring, averaging 25.2 points per game. She also averaged a team-high 5.7 assists and 2.9 steals and led the Bulls in 3-pointers with 105. 

A Rochester native, Dillard averaged 20.6 points per game in the last two seasons.


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