Washington, D.C. - Washington Mystics General Manager and Head Coach Trudi Lacey announced today that the team has acquired center Ashley Robinson from the Seattle Storm in exchange for forward Victoria Dunlap.
"We welcome Ashley to the Mystics. She is a veteran center with championship experience," stated Lacey. "Her size, athleticism and shot blocking ability gives us a new dimension at that position. Ashley brings depth to our team which is important as we continue to add pieces for a playoff run this upcoming season."
Robinson has spent the last five seasons with the Storm and was a member of the team that captured the 2010 WNBA Championship. An eight year veteran, Robinson averaged career highs 3.8 points and 3.9 rebounds per game in 2011 in addition to playing in every game. She was originally selected in the second round (14th overall) of the 2004 WNBA draft by the Phoenix Mercury and played there for two seasons before being acquired by the Chicago Sky in the expansion draft prior to the 2006 season.
Dunlap was selected in the first round (11th overall) of the 2011 WNBA draft by the Mystics. She appeared in 26 games and averaged 2.3 points and 1.7 rebounds per game.
The Washington Mystics will tip off the 2012 season on Saturday, May 19 against the Chicago Sky. Season tickets for the 2012 season are currently on sale and can be purchased by calling the Mystics Sales Office at 1-877-DC-HOOP1 or by visiting the Mystics web site at www.washingtonmystics.com.
Celebrating their 15th season, 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 group also owns and operates the NBA's Washington Wizards, the NHL's Washington Capitals and Verizon Center - the premier sports and entertainment venue in Washington, D.C. Monumental Sports & Entertainment also oversees the management of Kettler Capitals Iceplex, the state-of-the-art training facility for the Capitals, and George Mason University's Patriot Center.