Mystics come up short at the lottery

Mystics come up short at the lottery
September 26, 2012, 11:32 pm
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In a WNBA draft that many experts believe to have three game-changing players, the Washington Mystics will draft fourth.

The Mystics ended the year with the worst record in the WNBA at 5-29, and as a result, had the best odds of landing the No. 1 overall pick in the WNBA draft lottery. But when the ping pong balls were pulled, the black cloud that seems to hang over the Mystics struck again.

Brittney Griner, the imposing center out of Baylor, is the consensus best player in the draft, and many Mystics fans hoped she would land in Washington. Behind Griner, Notre Dame's Skylar Diggins and Delaware's Elena Della Donne are also considered elite players. But with the fourth overall pick, it is unlikely any of the three top talents land in D.C.

Talent remains at the fourth pick, and some of it has a local flavor.

Mystics analyst Christy Winters Scott identified three potential players the Mystics might take at No. 4: Georgetown's Sugar Rogers, Maryland's TiannaHawkins, or Ohio State's Taylar Hill.