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LaToya Sanders Returns to Mystics

Washington, D.C. – Washington Mystics head coach Mike Thibault announced today that the team has signed forward LaToya Sanders to a multi-year deal.  Sanders joined the team last season and averaged 5.0 points and 5.7 rebounds in 23 games.

“We are pleased to sign LaToya to a multi-year contract,” said Thibault. “She is an elite player who helped us have one of the deepest frontcourts in the WNBA. Her defensive presence and veteran leadership were key additions to our locker room last year.”

An alum of the University of North Carolina, Sanders has spent the last four years as a key member of the Turkish National Team. She was selected in the first round (13th overall) by the Phoenix Mercury during the 2008 WNBA draft and finished that season ranked fifth in blocked shots (1.52) and first in blocks per 40 minutes (4.66). She has also been a member of the Minnesota Lynx and Los Angeles Sparks.