WNBA Great Chamique Holdsclaw Named To Mystics
Washington, D.C. – One of the greatest players to ever play in the WNBA, forward Chamique Holdsclaw, has been named as the final member of the Washington Mystics All-Time team. The complete Mystics All-Time team includes Holdsclaw, Nikki McCray, Vicky Bullet, Murriel Page and Crystal Langhorne, all of whom were selected by fans as part of the team’s digital campaign.
One of the most prolific players to ever wear a Mystics uniform, Holdsclaw was the franchise’s first overall pick in the 1999 WNBA draft and was later named that season’s Rookie of the Year. She spent six seasons in Washington, was a two-time All-WNBA selection and five-time WNBA All-Star (1999-2003). She also remains the leading rebounder in Mystics franchise history with 1,459 boards. Holdsclaw was a member of Team USA that captured gold in the 2000 Olympic in Australia.
Holdsclaw had one of the most storied careers in college athletics. She led the University of Tennessee to three consecutive NCAA Championships and was a four-time All-American while setting records along the way. At the end of her collegiate career, she was the Southern Eastern Conference and the university’s all-time leading scorer and rebounder. Holdclaw was named the Naismith Player of the Century in 2000 and was recognized as one of the SEC’s five greatest players.
The All-Time team will be celebrated on August 19, which will mark the Mystics’ first game following the Olympic break.
Celebrating their 15th season, 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.