Mystics sign veteran G Shavonte Zellous

3/31/2021 3:21:06 PM EST

The Washington Mystics signed veteran guard Shavonte Zellous on Wednesday.

Zellous, 34, last played in the WNBA for the Seattle Storm in 2019 and has most recently played in Turkey.

"Shavonte gives us a veteran, versatile wing player with championship experience," Mystics general manager Mike Thibault said in a news release. "She is having a terrific season in Turkey -- the third leading scorer. She is an excellent defender, and her defensive ability will fit in perfectly with our team."

Named an All-Star and the league's Most Improved Player with Indiana in 2013, Zellous has averaged 8.9 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 335 games (162 starts) with the Detroit/Tulsa Shock (2009-10), Fever (2010-15), New York Liberty (2016-18) and Storm.

She won a WNBA championship with Indiana in 2012.

Her defensive skills could help the Mystics overcome the loss of forward Alysha Clark to a season-ending foot injury, announced earlier this week.

--Field Level Media

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