While it’s the middle of the NBA season, it also happens to be the middle of the long WNBA off-season. The Washington Mystics and Ivory Latta came to an agreement today, the two time WBNA All-Star will remain in D.C. for the immediate future. While details of the contract have yet to be released, but it had to be a no brainer for Washington to retain one of it’s leaders on a young team. Below is a post game interview with Latta after the All-Star break last season.
Last season, Latta’s scoring was a bit down but she still led the team in that department with 12.8 per game. She did a great job of getting her younger teammates involved early in games. However, she did remind everyone why she’s one of the best players in the league in crunch time as she routinely delivered for the Mystics. Latta was also one of the better shooters from beyond the arc, she led the team in made three pointers with 81.
With the departure of veteran wing Monique Currie, look for Latta to take an even bigger leadership role this upcoming season as she’s surrounded by a ton of talented young players. She played a huge role in the development of Bria Hartley, as the season went on they were able to play off of each other in the backcourt. One would run the offense while the other looked to shoot, they were also an awesome defensive tandem.