On Tuesday, the Washington Mystics’ 2019 team was selected for induction into the DC Sports Hall of Fame’s Class of 2020. The team will be formally inducted at a 2020 Washington Nationals game, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, no Nationals games have been scheduled.
The 2019 Mystics aren’t the only team going to the Hall of Fame. The 2019 Washington Nationals, who are Major League Baseball’s defending World Series champions, will also join the class. The most notable basketball inductee is D.C. native and former NBA player Austin Carr, who played one season with the Washington Bullets in 1980-81. Carr is better known as an All-Star player for the Cleveland Cavaliers from 1971-80 and is their color analyst on local broadcasts today.
In addition, some local high school sporting legends are in the class, including the late Herman Boone, the varsity football head coach at T.C. Williams in Alexandria, Va., where they won a state championship in 1971. Also, Jill Ellis, the former United States women’s national team head coach is in the class. She went to Robinson Secondary School where she was a star player before heading to William and Mary, where she played during her college years.
Congratulations to the 2019 Washington Mystics and all the members of the DC Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2020!