MONIQUE CURRIE RETURNS TO MYSTICS
February 1, 2018
Washington, D.C. – The Washington Mystics announced that free agent guard Monique Currie will return to the team.
“We are very excited to bring Monique Currie back to her home in DC!” said Thibault. “Mo will fill a huge role for our team. Her ability to score on the wing and get to the lane and free throw line will be an important part of our offense. In addition, she has worked hard to become a bigger factor from the three-point line, which will allow us to stretch the floor with Elena and Kristi. I think this will be a comfortable fit all around for our team.”
A 12-year WNBA veteran, Currie spent the majority of her career with the Mystics (2007-2014). Currie was selected in the first round (third overall) of the 2006 WNBA Draft by the Charlotte Sting and went on to be the first overall pick by the Chicago Sky in the 2007 Dispersal Draft. In the last three seasons, she has played for the Phoenix Mercury and San Antonio Stars. In 2017, Currie played in 36 games due to being traded from San Antonio to Phoenix in the middle of the season, a feat accomplished by only two other players (Renee Montgomery and Katie Smith). She averaged 10.8 points per game while shooting 42.8 percent from the field.
“I am excited to be back with the Mystics in my hometown!” stated Currie. “It feels great to be back with such an amazing organization that I spent many years with. I look forward to joining with the new players in Washington as well as the ones I’ve played with in the past.”
The Washington D.C. native has compiled career averages of 10.7 points per game and 4.1 rebounds per game. She is a graduate of The Bullis School and attended Duke University where she was one of the most decorated players in school history.
The WNBA’s Washington Mystics are owned and operated by Monumental Sports & Entertainment, which is one of the largest integrated sports and entertainment companies in the country with one of the most diverse partnership groups in all of sports. The company also owns and operates the NBA’s Washington Wizards, the NHL’s Washington Capitals, the, the AFL’s Washington Valor and Baltimore Brigade, NBA 2K League’s Wizards District Gaming, as well as Capital One Arena, the premier sports and entertainment venue in Washington, D.C. Monumental Sports & Entertainment is also co-owner of aXiomatic, which has controlling interest in global esports franchise Team Liquid, and oversees the management of Kettler Capitals Iceplex–the training facility for the Washington Capitals–and the Eagle Bank arena at George Mason University.