Mystics Add Joy Cheek

WASHINGTON D.C. – The Washington Mystics have added forward Joy Cheek to the roster, General Manager and Head Coach Trudi Lacey announced today. The team has been granted a medical hardship from the WNBA due to injuries to both Alana Beard and Monique Currie. Beard has been sidelined with a foot sprain while Currie is out for the season with an ACL tear.

A graduate of Duke University, Cheek was selected by the Indiana Fever in the third round of the 2010 draft. She averaged 2.1 points per game during her time with the Fever.

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.