The Washington Mystics have selected Jaylyn Agnew (J -LIN Ag- NEW) from Creighton University with the 24th overall pick and Alecia “Sug” Sutton with the 36th pick in the 2020 WNBA Draft.
“Jaylyn fits our mold of finding wing shooters who can really shoot the three,” said Thibault. “She is a good passer and knows how to play off the ball. She was the BIG EAST Player of the year.”
Agnew, a 5-11 forward, played four years at Creighton, posting career averages of 15.3 points, 6.4 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game. Agnew was named 2020 BIG EAST Player of the Year and was one of two players to be named unanimously to the All-BIG EAST First Team. She was also named to the 2020 Athletic Directors Association Scholar-Athlete Team and was an AP All-American Honorable Mention.
The Andover, KS, native averaged 20.8 points, 6.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists in 26 games (all starts) during the 2019-20 season, leading the Bluejays in points and rebounds per game. She also totaled four 30-point showings in her senior season (the most in the BIG EAST since 2014-15) and was named BIG EAST Player of the Week six times. Agnew leaves Creighton holding the program’s record for points in a single-game at 43 (at Georgetown, March 1), which also matched the BIG EAST single-game scoring record set by Angel McCoughtry (Louisville).
The Mystics also selected Alecia “Sug” Sutton with the 36th overall pick from the University of Texas.
Sutton, a 5-8 guard, averaged a career 8.3 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 131 career games (65 starts). In her senior season, Sutton averaged 9.9 points and a team-high 4.1 assists per game, which ranked fourth in the Big 12. She was a two-time Nancy Lieberman Award Top-10 Finalist (2019, 2020) and was named to the 2020 All-Big 12 Second Team. The St. Louis, MO native was also named to the 2020 Academic All-Big 12 First Team and finished her career at Texas tied for ninth in program history in career assists with 419.
“We felt that we wanted to see a good point guard come into our camp and compete with our veterans for a spot,” said Thibault. “Sug pushes the tempo and knows how to distribute the ball.”