Washington D.C. --
Washington Mystics head coach Mike Thibault announced today that guard Tierra Ruffin-Pratt has re-signed with the team. Ruffin-Pratt was originally signed as a free agent by the Mystics prior to the 2013 season.
"Tierra is one of the best success stories in the league since I have been in D.C.,” said Thibault. “Undrafted, she came to camp in 2013 and just decided to kick butt, take names and win herself a spot on this team. With the ability to play multiple positions, she has become a big part of what we do. She has made herself into one of the elite defenders in the league, able to defend our opponent's best perimeter scorer on a nightly basis. Her ability to handle the ball has given us more flexibility on offense as well. Her commitment to investing herself in her home town speaks volumes for her as a person. Again, she is part of our core group that will lead this team towards our successful seasons ahead."
In the last four years, Ruffin-Pratt has set career averages of 5.9 points per game and 3.3 rebounds per game. In 2015, she set a new career high of 7.4 points per game while she recorded a career best 4.5 rebounds per game in 2016. The 5’10 guard from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill led her team to the ACC tournament and earned All-ACC First Team honors during her collegiate career. Ruffin-Pratt attended TC Williams High School and was a two-time Virginia Gatorade Player of the Year.
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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 company also owns and operates the NBA’s Washington Wizards, the NHL’s Washington Capitals, the AFL’s Washington Valor and Baltimore Brigade 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 training facility for the Washington Capitals and the Eagle Bank arena at George Mason University. Monumental also is co-owner of aXiomatic, which has controlling interest in global esports franchise Team Liquid.