Mystics Add Jessica Moore

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Washington Mystics Head Coach Mike Thibault announced today that the team has signed free agent forward/center Jessica Moore. The team recently waived Shannon Bobbitt, Ashley Corral and Avery Warley.

An eight year WNBA veteran, Moore joins the Mystics following stints with the Atlanta Dream, Connecticut Sun, and Indiana Fever. She was originally selected by the Charlotte Sting in the second round (24th overall) of the 2005 WNBA draft and holds career averages include 2.9 points per game and 2.0 rebounds per game.

Guard Matee Ajavon is expected to join the team for their second preseason game against the Minnesota Lynx on Saturday, May 18, in Bismarck, ND.

The following is the current Mystics roster:

Number Player Height/Weight School
22 Matee Ajavon * 5-8, 160 lbs. Rutgers
25 Monique Currie 6-0, 177 lbs. Duke
4 Tayler Hill 5-10 Ohio St.
1 Crystal Langhorne 6-2, 190 lbs. Maryland
12 Ivory Latta 5-6, 143 lbs. North Carolina
5 Nadirah McKenith 5-7 St. Johns
33 Emma Meesseman 6-4 Belgium
14 Drey Mingo 6-2 Purdue
42 Jessica Moore 6-3, 175 Purdue
20 Natalie Novosel 5-11 Notre Dame
11 Shey Peddy 5-7 Temple
44 Tierra Ruffin-Pratt 5-10 North Carolina
2 Michelle Snow 6-5, 158 Tennessee
9 Kia Vaughn 6-2, 200 Rutgers

The Mystics will open the 2013 regular season on Monday, May 27 against the Tulsa Shock in a game that will be televised on ESPN2 at 3p.m. Washington’s home opener is set for June 2 at 4p.m. against the Atlanta Dream. Season tickets for the 2013 season are currently on sale and can be purchased by calling the Mystics Sales Office at 1-877-DC-HOOP1 or by visiting the Mystics web site at

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.