Mystics Season Rewind: Shakira Austin

Our rookie made an impact the moment she arrived, so look back with us and see how her season unfolded in Shakira Austin’s Mystics Season Rewind.  

Shakira’s 2022 Season Recap

After being drafted third overall in the WNBA draft, Shakira Austin started owning the court right away. She had 6 games this season with double digital rebounds, ranked third among rookies in points (8.7) and second in rebounds (6.4) per game.

Shakira led the team in rebounds on 19 occasions this season and is tied for the most 5+ rebound games by a rookie in franchise history. 

Shakira finished her first regular season with a field goal percentage of 54.7% ranking second among rookies and sixth in the league for field goal percentage.   

Austin also led the team with six double-figure rebound games, the most by a rookie in franchise history. She tied Alessandra Santos de Oliveira with four double-doubles, second-most by a Mystics rookie in franchise history.  

Adding an exclamation point to her impressive rookie season, Shakira was named to the WNBA All-Rookie team.  


Shakira Off The Court Moments

Shakira expanded on her sense of style and supported a local black, women-owned business in Washington D.C., Sole Wash Sneaker Laundry.  

Best Shakira Moments of the Season: 

Shakira scored the first 20-point game of her career on May 17th against the Dallas Wings, going 9 of 11 from the field.  

On June 10th, Shakira had a monster game on the boards, collecting 13 rebounds on the road against Minnesota.  

In the second game of her career, Austin recorded a double-double with 10 rebounds and 13 points to contribute to the win against Minnesota.