Former Maryland guard Kristi Toliver reportedly signs with Washington Mystics
Feb 06, 2017 at 4:03 PM
Kristi Toliver is headed to Washington.
The free-agent guard and former Maryland star signed with the Mystics on Monday, according to a person with knowledge of the move. The person spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because no official announcement had been made.
The move caps a busy week for the Mystics, who traded for former league Most Valuable Player Elena Delle Donne on Thursday. Washington also traded away Kia Vaughn and Bria Hartley to clear salary cap space to sign Toliver.
Delle Donne said it was a goal of hers "to bring a championship to this incredible city" when she signed.
Toliver averaged 13.2 points last season for the Sparks, one point more than her career average. She averages 41 percent from the 3-point line, giving the Mystics another offensive threat from behind the arc.
Coach Mike Thibault has now made two huge moves to bolster a team that went 13-21 last season and missed the playoffs. The newcomers, along with young star Emma Meesseman and Tayler Hill, will try to get Washington its first championship.