Washington, D.C. - Washington Mystics head coach Mike Thibault announced today that forward LaToya Sanders has rejoined the team for the rest of the season. Sanders played in the recent Olympics as a member of the Turkish delegation where she led her team in points per game (22), rebounds per game (8.6) and blocked shots per game (1.5).
During the 2015 season, Sanders recorded 5.0 points per game and a team-high 2.0 blocks per game. She was selected in the first round (13
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.
Washington waived Jamie Weisner who joined the team on May 24, 2016. She averaged 1.7 points per game and 0.4 rebounds per game.
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 EagleBank arena.