Friday April 29, 2011 7:28 p.m.
By Frank Hanrahan
With training camp about two weeks away, the Washington Mystics made yet another trade, acquiring rookie guard Jasmine Thomas from the Seattle Storm in a three-team deal. The Storm received guard Katie Smith, center Jacinta Monroe and Indianas 2012 second round pick for Thomas, the 12th overall pick in this month's WNBA draft.
"I am very pleased to have Jasmine join the Washington Mystics organization, said General Manager and coach Trudee Lacey. She is an athletic point guard who can pressure the ball and offensively can create her own shot. She is the ultimate team player and she will complement an already talented back court. We look forward to an exciting 2011 season. A 5-9 guard from Duke University, Thomas was All-ACC First Team, All-ACC Defensive Team and Full Court Press ACC Player of the Year.Washington will also receive Seattles 2012 first round pick and the Indiana Fevers 2012 third round pick as part of the deal.
Katie Smith's career in Washington is one and done and after expressing desire to get traded, she got her wish. The three-time Olympian, Smith averaged 9.5 points, 2.6 assists and 2.1 rebounds per game for the Mystics.
The Mystics open training camp May 15.