June 27, 2017

Washington Mystics exercise options on Hill and Meeseman

From the press release:

Washington Mystics Head Coach Mike Thibault announced today that the team has exercised the fourth-year contract option on players Tayler Hill and Emma Meesseeman.

“It is an easy decision to pick up the 2016 option for Emma and Tayler,” said Thibault. “They are a big part of what we are trying to build here for the future of this team. We are looking forward to continued improvement by both of these good young players. ”

Thibault also announced that Kalana Greene and Tierra Ruffin-Pratt would be re-signed for training camp as well as the addition of Kayla Thornton to the training camp roster.

A guard from Ohio State University, Hill was selected in the first round of the 2013 WNBA draft (fourth overall) by the Washington Mystics. Her career averages are 5.8 points per game and 1.5 rebounds per game.

A native of Belgium, Meesseman joined the Mystics as a free agent in 2013. She was a candidate for Most Improved Player in 2014 and led the team in rebounding per game (6.4) and was second on the team in points per game (10.1)

Returning to the team as free agents are veteran guard Greene who saw action in 20 games in 2014 and forward Ruffin-Pratt who played in every game and averaged 4.5 points per game.

Thornton was on the Mystics training camp roster last season and spent the 2014 season playing in Israel where she led the league in points per game (20.1) and was ranked fourth in rebounds per game (11.5).

The Washington Mystics will tip off the 2015 season on the road against conference rival Connecticut Sun on Friday, June 5, at 7 p.m. Following their season opener, the Mystics will return to Verizon Center for their home opener to face the New York Liberty on Saturday, June 6 at 7 p.m.

About Dave Nichols

Dave Nichols is Editor-in-Chief of District Sports Page. He is credentialed to cover the Washington Nationals, Capitals, Wizards and Mystics. Dave also covers national college football and basketball and Major League Soccer for Associated Press and is a copy editor for the Spokesman-Review newspaper in Spokane, WA. He spent four years in radio covering the Baltimore Orioles, Washington Redskins and the University of Maryland football and basketball teams. Dave is a life-long D.C. sports fan and attended his first pro game in 1974 — the Caps’ second game in existence. You can follow him on Twitter @DaveNicholsDSP

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