After announcing the signing of Myisha Hines-Allen, the Mystics announced they have reached an agreement with Elizabeth Williams to be a part of the team’s frontcourt. According to Richard Cohen from Her Hoop Stats, the contract is a one-year deal worth $90,000.
— Washington Mystics (@WashMystics) February 1, 2022
— Richard Cohen (@RichardCohen1) February 1, 2022
Williams, drafted in 2015 by the Connecticut Sun and then traded to the Atlanta Dream, arrives to Washington thanks to her defensive ability to protect the paint. For the 2020 season, she was selected in the WNBA All-Defensive First Team.
“Elizabeth Williams could end up being the lynchpin to our championship aspirations. She has been an All-WNBA defender, which matches the skill sets of our several other All-Defensive team players. She rebounds, blocks shots, talks, and controls the lane defensively,” stated Head Coach and General Manager Mike Thibault on a press release.
In her six years with the Dream, Williams averaged 9.4 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 1.8 blocks per game.