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Mystics sign Shatori Walker-Kimbrough for the rest of 2021-NBC4 Washington

Mystics will sign Shatori Walker-Kimbrough for the remainder of 2021 originally appeared NBC Sports Washington

After bringing in Shatori Walker-Kimbrough on two seven-day contracts, Mystics will sign the guard for the remainder of the 2021 season.

Although her time with Washington has been short, her production on the field has been influential. The 5’9 guard has played in four games for the Mystics, starting the last three. In that range, she has an average of 6.5 points per. Fight and shoot 55% from the field.

Walker-Kimbrough originally signed with the team on July 1st. She also played a game earlier this year for the Connecticut Sun.

The University of Maryland product came back to Mystics this season after she was sent away as part of the Tina Charles deal back before the 2020 season. As a result, Walker-Kimbrough played at the Phoenix Mercury in the bubble last year and posted career heights in several categories. Afterwards, she was not signed again on a rookie contract that expires.

The Mystics brought her into this season after the guaranteed contract deadline with injuries rising for the team. Knowledge of the system and staff certainly led to the trust the organization has in her.

As an important bench for Washington in winning their first championship in 2019, her reunion gives Mystics five players from that team on the active list. She averaged 6.7 points, 1.6 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 0.8 steals per game during the title-winning season.

In 2017, she was the sixth overall pick of the WNBA Draft and was named to the All-Rookie Team.

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