WNBA DISPERSAL DRAFT TO BE HELD DECEMBER 14TH

MYSTICS TO PICK SIXTH IN DISPERSAL DRAFT

Washington, D.C. –The WNBA announced today that the league will hold a Dispersal Draft on Monday, December 14th as the Sacramento Monarchs will suspend operations for the 2010 WNBA season. The Washington Mystics will have the sixth pick in the Dispersal Draft based on its record for the 2009 season.

Current Monarchs players, with the exception of unrestricted free agents Kara Lawson, Hamchetou Maiga-Ba and Ticha Penicheiro, are eligible to be selected in the Dispersal Draft. Players that are available include former Maryland standout Laura Harper and Washington D.C. native, Rebekkah Brunson. The order of selection, based on the inverse order of 2009 regular season finish, will be as follows:

Dispersal Draft Order

1) New York
2) Minnesota
3) Connecticut
4) Chicago
5) San Antonio
6) Washington
7) Tulsa
8) Los Angeles
9) Atlanta
10) Seattle
11) Indiana
12) Phoenix

The Washington Mystics made a return to the playoffs following a 16-18 campaign. Season and group tickets 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.

The Washington Mystics organization is dedicated to providing affordable entertainment, serving as an impactful community partner and maintaining accessibility to positive female role models. Supported by passionate fans, the Mystics are elite, hardworking athletes continually striving to win a Championship.