Moore signs with WNBA’s Mystics [Basketball]

May 15, 2013
Jessica Moore

WNBA veteran Jessica Moore of Palmer today signed a free-agent deal with the Washington Mystics, her sixth team in what will be her ninth season in the league.

The 6-foot-3 center has played in 221 career WNBA games, the most of any player from Alaska. She has scored a total of 644 points and grabbed a total of 449 rebounds.

Moore, of Colony High fame, played for Atlanta and Connecticut last season. In Washington, she will reunite with former Connecticut Sun coach Mike Thibault.

Moore was the 24th overall draft pick in 2005 by the Charlotte Sting. She has since carved out the more professional career of any player from Alaska.

Her best season came in 2009 with the Indiana Fever when she averaged career highs in points [4.8], rebounds [3.1], minutes [19.8], FG% [.471] in helping the Fever advance to the WNBA Finals.

Known more of a defensive specialist, her career averages are 2.9 points and 2.1 rebounds per game.