MYSTICS RE-SIGN MYISHA HINES-ALLEN

Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Washington Mystics announced today that forward Myisha Hines-Allen has signed a new contract with the team. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“Re-signing Myisha was one of our major priorities this off season. She has demonstrated the ability to be one of the high-level talents in the WNBA, as demonstrated by her breakout year in 2020,” General Manager and Head Coach Mike Thibault said. “She is a factor as a ball handling, multi-positional player, who can score inside and out, as well as rebound the ball. She is still a young player with a lot of potentially great years ahead of her. Myisha is committed to getting even better as she approaches the prime of her career. She can be a cornerstone for this team for a long time to come.”

Hines-Allen (6-1, 200) has appeared in 91 career games (40 starts) with Washington (2018-2021), recording averages of 8.3 points on 45.6 percent shooting, 4.9 rebounds, 1.5 assists in 17.4 minutes per game.

“D.C. is home for me – my teammates, coaching staff, and support staff have become family. The organization is topnotch from top to bottom,” said Hines-Allen. “I can’t wait to continue to grow not only as a basketball player, but also as an adult. I love everything D.C. has to offer – the fan base is amazing, championship aspirations and a winning culture. What more can you ask for?”

Hines-Allen has continually seen growth with the Mystics since being drafted in 2018. For the second consecutive season, she has averaged double figures in scoring and seven or more rebounds per game. Playing a career-low 18 games (17 starts) due to a knee injury during the 2021 season, she averaged 12.9 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.3 steals per game. The Montclair, NJ native joined Brittney Griner, Jonquel Jones, Candace Parker, Tina Charles, Breanna Stewart and A’ja Wilson as the only players to average at least 10.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game last season.

The four-year pro had a breakout season during the 2020 “Wubble” season, averaging a career-best 17.0 points on 51.0 percent shooting and .426 percent from three-point range, 8.9 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.4 steals in 22 games (all starts). During the 2020 season, Hines-Allen improved her per game average from the 2019 season by 14.7+ points and 6.8+ rebounds, the largest points per game increase from a single season in league history [min. 20 GP]. She also joins Elena Delle Donne as the only players in franchise history to average at least 15.0 points and 5.0 rebounds while shooting 50.0 percent from the field and 40.0 percent from three-point territory.

The Louisville product was originally selected by the Mystics the 19th overall pick in the 2018 WNBA Draft. She was voted All-WNBA Second Team in 2020 and finished second in the WNBA Most Improved Player voting, securing 21 votes. Hines-Allen currently ranks fifth all-time for the Mystics in double-doubles.

The 2022 WNBA season marks the 25th Anniversary for the Washington Mystics. Chartered in 1997, the Mystics are one of the first WNBA expansion franchises to be established and the longest tenured women’s professional sports team in Washington, D.C.

Myisha Hines-Allen