LaToya Sanders retires from WNBA; helped Mystics win title

<p>WASHINGTON &mdash; Washington Mystics forward LaToya Sanders retired from the WNBA on Monday, two years after helping win a championship.</p>
<p>Sanders sat out the 2020 season because of concerns about the coronavirus.</p>
<p>The 6-foot-2 Sanders played four seasons for the Mystics, averaging 7.2 points and 5.9 rebounds in 89 games. That included being a starter on the 2019 team that won the WNBA title. </p>
<p>“As one of the premier defensive players in the WNBA, she set a tone for our growth, improvement, and maturity as a team over the past several years,” Mystics general manager and coach Mike Thibault said. </p>
<p>Sanders will work in player development for the Mystics’ ownership group.</p>
<p>She was a first-round draft pick by Phoenix in 2008 and appeared in 155 games for four teams across seven WNBA seasons, averaging 5.7 points and 4.5 rebounds.</p>
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