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WNBA Free Agency: Mystics re-sign LaToya Sanders

The Mystics’ center is coming back to town.

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LaToya Sanders is coming back to the Mystics.
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The Mystics announced on Monday that they have re-signed LaToya Sanders to a contract. She was an unrestricted free agent during the 2018-19 offseason.

Sanders averaged 10.2 points and 6.4 rebounds in the 2018 season where she helped the Mystics get to the WNBA Finals for the first time in franchise history. Along the way, the she also was able to do this playing out of position as a center with Elena Delle Donne moving to power forward with Emma Meesseman missing the year due to her commitment to the Belgian national team.

In a press release, General Manager and Head Coach Mike Thibault said “LaToya Sanders was a huge key to our success last season. Not only was she second in the league in field goal percentage, she was one of the best players in the entire league on the defensive end of the court. Her professional demeanor and calmness on and off the court was a great example for our young players to follow. I am excited about coaching LaToya for several years to come.”

It is unclear whether Sanders will remain the Mystics’ starting center with Emma Meesseman returning this summer. But we have training camp to figure out exactly how rotations will be on May 25 in their season opener against the Connecticut Sun.