The Mystics have been depleted at the guard positions lately. Ivory Latta is still out rehabbing from knee surgery and Natasha Cloud has just been under the weather. Though Tayler Hill and Bria Hartley are doing a great job manning the fort, they need a breather too.
Therefore, it wasn't a surprise on Tuesday to see the Mystics make a move to add to their backcourt as they head on the road for a two-game road trip when they play the Seattle Storm on Thursday and Phoenix Mercury on Sunday.
They signed rookie guard Jamie Weisner, the 17th pick in this year's WNBA Draft to the Connecticut Sun. In order to give Weisner a spot, Washington waived Greek forward Zoi Dimitrakou who played just 11 minutes in two games for them.
In the 2015-16 season, Weisner played for the Oregon State Beavers. Along with Dallas Wings rookie post (and 18th overall pick) Ruth Hamblin, they led the Beavers to their first Final Four in school history. Weisner was named the Pac-12's Player of the Year and second-team AP All-American after averaging 17.3 points and 5.6 rebounds a game.
On the court, Weisner will add another three-point shooting presence as she averaged 44.3 percent (77-174) of her long range shots last season. One of the positive team stats the Mystics have is their three-point shooting, where they are third in percentage (35.7 percentage) and fourth in made field goals (20). Weisner will make them even more dangerous in that regard.
It remains to be seen how long Weisner will stay with the Mystics -- and she's from Clarkston, Washington which is closer to Seattle than D.C. But if she can make some positive contributions over the next couple games, there's a chance she'll stick beyond their road trip.