The Washington Mystics have announced the signing of veteran guard Allison Hightower to a seven-day contract.
A WNBA All-Star in 2013, the 5-foot-10 guard averaged 6.2 points, 1.9 rebounds, and 1.7 assists in 114 regular season games for the Sun in five seasons.
Hightower who was selected in the second round (15th overall) of the 2010 WNBA draft has been sidelined during both the 2015 and 2016 seasons due to knee injuries. A standout at Louisiana State University, she earned all first-team SEC honors as well as consecutive SEC All-Defensive Team honors during her junior and senior seasons.
The Mystics will host the Connecticut Sun tonight at 7:00 p.m. at Verizon Center.