Who's New in 2013
Although most of the core remains the same from a year ago, there are a lot of new faces in Mystics camp this season. They have 5 rookies on the roster coming right from college, including the #4 overall pick in the 2013 WNBA Draft, Tayler Hill. They also added six-year veteran point guard Ivory Latta and four-year veteran center Kia Vaughn to the roster. Take a look at all of the newcomers on the Mystics training camp roster as they battle for roster spots on the 2013 team.
Ashley Corral | 5-9 | G | USC | 2nd year
A 5-9 guard from the University of Southern California, Corral was on the training camp roster of the Seattle Storm for the 2012 season. She graduated from USC in 2012 as the program’s career leader in three-pointers (292) and was named to the All-Pac-12 Team for three consecutive seasons.
Tayler Hill | 5-10 | G | Ohio St | Rookie
A 5-10 guard from Ohio State University, Hill averaged 15.3 points and 3.9 rebounds per game during her career as a Buckeye. During her senior year, she led the Big Ten with 22.3 points per game while being ranked 11th in scoring in Division I with 21.1 points per game. Hill also earned First Team All-Big Ten and All-Defensive Team honors for three consecutive years. She finished her collegiate career as the fourth-ranked scorer in school history (2,015), second in free throws made (581), second in free throws attempted (747), sixth in three-point field goals made (194) and eighth in steals (240). A native of Minneapolis, MN, Hill is the all-time leading scorer (boy or girl) with 3,888 points in Minnesota high school history.
Ivory Latta | 5-6 | G | UNC | 7th year
A six year WNBA veteran, Latta has spent the last three seasons with the Tulsa Shock. Last season, she set career highs in numerous categories, including field goal percentage (.430), points (14.3) and rebounds (2.2) per game. She was originally selected in the first round (11th overall) of the 2007 WNBA Draft by the Detroit Shock. Following her rookie campaign, Latta was acquired in the Dispersal Draft by the Atlanta Dream, where she played for two seasons.
Nadirah McKenith | 5-7 | G | St. Johns | Rookie
A 5-7 guard from St. John’s University, McKenith led the Big East conference in assists (165) during her senior year, earning All-BIG EAST First Team honors. She averaged 10.3 points per game and 4.8 assists per game during her collegiate career.
Emma Meesseman | 6-4 | C | Belgium | Rookie
Meesseman is a 6-4 center from Belgium. She is currently playing in France where she averages 12.3 points per game and 6.9 rebounds per game. In 2011, she was named FIBA’s Europe Young Women’s Player of the Year in 2011.
Drey Mingo | 6-2 | F | Purdue | Rookie
A 6-2 forward, Mingo attended the University of Maryland before transferring to Purdue University. This past year, she was named the Big Ten’s Most Outstanding Player as she led her team to the conference title. During her collegiate career, she has averaged 9.2 points per game and 4.5 rebounds per game.
Shey Peddy | 5-7 | G | Temple | 2nd year
Peddy was selected in the second round (23rd overall) of the 2012 WNBA draft by the Chicago Sky. During her senior year at Temple University, she was named the 2011-12 Atlantic 10 Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year. Peddy has spent the last year playing in Israel, where she averaged 16.5 points and 6.5 assists per game.
Tierra Ruffin-Pratt | 5-10 | G | UNC | Rookie
Ruffin-Pratt was the starting point guard this past year at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She led her team to the ACC tournament and earned All-ACC First Team honors. Ruffin-Pratt averaged 9.3 points per game and 2.9 assists per game. She attended TC Williams High School and was a two-time Virginia Gatorade Player of the Year.
Kia Vaughn | 6-4 | C | Rutgers | 5th year
A 6-4 center from Rutgers University, Vaughn was selected by the Liberty in the first round (eight overall) of the 2009 WNBA Draft and has averaged 5.9 points and 4.0 rebounds in 129 career games. In 2011, in addition to starting every contest, she set career highs in every category (including 10.1 points and 6.7 rebounds per game) on her way to being named the league’s Most Improved Player. Vaughn assisted the Liberty to three consecutive playoff appearances (2010-2012) and has averaged 6.2 points and 5.5 rebounds per game in post season play.
Avery Warley | 6-3 | C | Liberty | 2nd year
The 6-3 Warley is a native of Washington, D.C., and led H.D. Woodson High School to two DCIAA Championships. She attended Liberty University, where she earned All-Big South First Team honors for three consecutive years and set a new conference record for rebounds in a season. Warley signed as a rookie free agent with the Phoenix Mercury for the 2012 season, where she averaged 3.1 points and 5.7 rebounds per game.