Lynx Sign Free-Agent Guard Coco Miller to Offer Sheet

February 7, 2006
Washington Mystics Have 10 Days to Match Minnesota’s Offer
MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL - The Minnesota Lynx today announced that they have signed restricted free-agent guard Coco Miller of the Washington Mystics to an offer sheet. Per WNBA rules, Washington has 10 days to match the offer.

Miller, a five-year veteran of the WNBA, was named the league’s Most Improved Player in 2002 after finishing the season with averages of 9.3 points (.433 FG%, .821 FT%), 3.6 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 28.25 minutes in 32 games (all starts).

In 2003, Miller put together her best season as a pro, averaging 12.5 points (.450 FG%, .698 FT%), 3.8 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 32.6 minutes in 33 games (all starts) for the Mystics. She posted career highs of 23 points (8/14/03 at Charlotte), five steals (7/27/03 at Detroit) and two blocks (5/31/03 at Indiana) during the 2003 season.

A graduate of Rochester Mayo (Minn.) high school and the University of Georgia, Miller has compiled averages of 7.0 points, 2.5 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 21.4 minutes in 152 WNBA regular season games. While at Georgia with twin sister and fellow WNBA player Kelly Miller, she was named to the All-Southeastern Conference First Team following her sophomore and senior seasons and to the second team her freshman and junior seasons. The Lady Bulldogs won 103 games in Miller’s four years in Athens including a trip to the Final 4 (1999) and an SEC Title (2000).

The Lynx won the fifth annual WNBA Draft Lottery in October, earning the first pick in the 2006 WNBA Draft. The team also holds the seventh overall pick in the draft, which is slated for April 5 in Boston.