Mystics G Jacki Gemelos announces retirement
3/19/2021 5:59:19 PM EST
Washington Mystics guard Jacki Gemelos announced her retirement Friday, ending her injury-plagued career.
Gemelos, 32, played in just 35 career WNBA games with three teams, making her debut in 2015 and returning to the league last year. She also played professionally for multiple teams in Europe.
Going back to her high-school days at St. Mary's High School at Stockton, Calif., Gemelos had five separate ACL tears requiring eight surgeries.
"Jacki energized our team at a crucial point last season," Mystics head coach and general manager Mike Thibault said in a release. "Her love of the game has always been evident, and I am sorry that her injuries have caught up to her. Thanks for giving us your all."
The Southern California product was a third-round draft pick by the Minnesota Lynx in 2012, played in the Greek Women's Basketball League in 2013-14 and finally made her WNBA debut with the Chicago Sky in 2015.
She failed to make the Las Vegas Aces final roster in 2018 and played for the Connecticut Sun and Mystics in 2020.
Gemelos averaged 3.2 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 12 games with the Mystics last season. She averaged 1.9 points over her 35 career WNBA games.
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