The Washington Mystics continue to revamp by adding free agent center Michelle Snow. Snow is a 10-year veteran, and has averaged 9.0 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.0 blocks in 334 career games with the Houston Comets, Atlanta Dream, San Antonio Silver Stars and most recently, the Chicago Sky.
“We are excited to have Michelle join the Mystics,” said Mystics coach and general manager Trudi Lacey.
“She will add depth, size and experience to our post game. Her presence in the post will definitely help us as we make a push to return to the playoffs in 2012.”
Last season with the Chicago Sky, Snow averaged 5.9 points and 6.3 rebounds. She was ranked fifth in the league with 1.3 blocks per game. Currently, Snow is eighth among the WNBA’s all-time leaders in blocks (350).
In seven seasons with the now-defunct Houston Comets, Snow help lead Houston to four playoff appearances (2002, 2003, 2005, 2006). In 2003, after averaging 9.9 points, 7.7 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game, Snow was named the WNBA’s Most Improved Player.
A two-time All-Star, Snow was selected to the team in 2005 and 2006. Snow also helped lead the Atlanta Dream to their very first playoff appearance, and was a member of the San Antonio Silver Stars’ playoff team in 2010.
Snow’s playoff averages are 8.8 points, 6.2 and 1.0 blocks in 17 games.
Snow attended the University of Tennessee, where she played for coach Pat Summit, and was drafted 10th overall in the 2002 WNBA Draft. The 6-foot-5 Snow is one of a small handful for players to record a dunk in a WNBA game. That list includes Lisa Leslie, and Candace Parker.