MONIQUE CURRIE RE-SIGNS WITH WASHINGTON
WASHINGTON, D.C. –Washington Mystics Vice President and General Manager Angela Taylor announced today that Forward Monique Currie has re-signed with the team as a restricted free agent. Per company policy, terms of the contract will not be released.
"We are very excited to announce the re-signing of Monique Currie. Monique was one of the most sought after restricted free agents in the market this off-season and we are glad that she is excited about being a part of the championship roster that we are developing in Washington, DC. Mo is a very versatile player for us who contributes in many different ways," said Taylor. "In 2009, she led the team in 3 point %, free throw attempts, and was our best perimeter rebounder. We have one of the best perimeter rotations in the league and her ability to play both wing positions for us allows us to do a variety of things that create match-up problems for other teams. This is a very important off-season for our organization and re-signing Mo certainly is a great start for us."
Currie joined the Mystics in 2007 when she was acquired from the Chicago Sky in a trade for center Chasity Melvin. She was drafted in the first round (third overall) by the Charlotte Sting in the 2006 WNBA Draft and first overall by the Sky in the 2007 Dispersal Draft. Currie has averaged 10.2 points per game and 4.1 rebounds per game in her four year career in the WNBA. Last season, she recorded 8.9 points per game and 4.3 rebounds per game and was one of the top rebounders during the playoffs.
The Mystics also added Guard-Forward La'Tangela Atkinson to its roster. She has had stints with the Indiana Fever, Sacramento Monarchs and Seattle Storm. Last season, she averaged 2.5 points per game and 2.2 rebounds per game. A graduate of the University of North Carolina, Atkinson is the first player in the history of the Atlantic Coast Conference to record more than 1,000 career points, 1,000 career rebounds and 350 career assists
The Washington Mystics made a return to the playoffs following a 16-18 campaign. Season, group tickets and six packs for the 2010 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 www.washingtonmystics.com.
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