Posts by Cameron Ruby

Cameron Ruby has been a contributing writer for The Next since April 2023. She is a Bay Area native currently living in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Sparks guard Aari McDonald dribbles with her left hand towards the basket.

Aari McDonald makes electric impact on Los Angeles Sparks

July 9, 2024

McDonald: ‘That’s all I needed, was somebody to believe in me’

Sparks players in a huddle as the featured image for a story about head coach Curt Miller

Amid eight-game losing streak, Sparks’ Curt Miller remains focused on ‘unintended consequences’ 

July 5, 2024

Miller: ‘I thrive in the process of building’

Los Angeles Sparks forward Cameron Brink celebrates with teammate Kia Nurse during a victory over the Indiana Fever.

What Cameron Brink’s season-ending injury means for the Sparks

June 19, 2024

“I’m not defined by basketball, but it is something that I love deeply and I will work everyday to get back to it.”

Rickea Jackson speaks to the crowd via video board following the Los Angeles Sparks' win over the Las Vegas Aces.

Rickea Jackson, Sparks’ ‘sixth starter,’ plays key role in comeback win over Aces

June 11, 2024

Curt Miller: ‘I’m just really comfortable with her on the floor right now’

Cameron Brink

Sparks’ Cameron Brink excited to flex her versatility in Paris 

June 7, 2024

Los Angeles Sparks rookie forward Cameron Brink will represent the United States at the 2024 Summer Olympics in 3×3.

Dearica Hamby shoots a layup over Nalyssa Smith in a game between the Los Angeles Sparks and Indiana Fever.

Dearica Hamby’s ‘great motor’ is powering her to her strongest start yet

June 3, 2024

‘My teammates and my GM and my coaches are just feeding me confidence and giving me direction to lead this team’

Cameron Brink forward blocks Aliyah Boston's shot in a game between the Indiana Fever and Los Angeles Sparks in arena on May 24, 2024.

Cameron Brink is already a star in Los Angeles – and she’s just getting started 

May 29, 2024

Curt Miller: ‘She has no idea how talented she could be’

Sparks point guard Layshia Clarendon drives to the basket against the Dallas Wings.

Layshia Clarendon records first career triple-double

May 16, 2024

Veteran guard kicks off season with a balanced statement game

Rickea Jackson sits at the podium and talks to the media at the 2024 WNBA Draft.

Camaraderie already strong among Los Angeles Sparks rookies

April 18, 2024

Rickea Jackson: ‘This new draft class has a lot of energy, a lot of fire’

UCLA center Lauren Betts fights for a rebound against USC center Clarice Akunwafo and USC guard JuJu Watkins.

How LSU and UCLA are preparing for a battle of dominant centers

March 30, 2024

Angel Reese and Lauren Betts will match up in the Sweet 16 on Saturday