Hollingsworth Joins Mystics

Washington, D.C. – Washington Mystics General Manager and Head Coach Mike Thibault announced today that center Quanitra Hollingsworth has joined the team following her commitment with the Turkish National Team. Hollingsworth was acquired in a trade with the New York Liberty in exchange for Washington’s third round pick (25th overall).

A 6-5 center from Virginia Commonwealth University, Hollingsworth was selected by the Minnesota Lynx in the first round (ninth overall) of the 2009 WNBA Draft where she averaged 4.8 points per game and 3.2 rebounds per game. She was traded to the New York Liberty prior to the 2011 season and recorded a career-high 4.2 rebounds per game that year.

Washington released veteran forward Jessica Moore who appeared in two games this season. Moore will serve as an assistant to the basketball operations staff upon clearing waivers.

The WNBA’s Washington Mystics are owned and operated by Monumental Sports & Entertainment, which is one of the largest integrated sports and entertainment companies in the country with one of the most diverse partnership groups in all of sports. The group also owns and operates the NBA’s Washington Wizards, the NHL’s Washington Capitals and Verizon Center – the premier sports and entertainment venue in Washington, D.C. Monumental Sports & Entertainment also oversees the management of Kettler Capitals Iceplex, the state-of-the-art training facility for the Capitals, and George Mason University's Patriot Center.