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Frazee Signs with WNBA's Washington Mystics
Former Liberty women's basketball standout Megan Frazee will have a new team for the 2011 WNBA season. After spending the last two seasons with the San Antonio Silver Stars, the 2009 Liberty graduate has signed a contract with the Washington Mystics.
Frazee joins a Mystics team which was the Eastern Conference's No. 1 seed in the 2010 WNBA Playoffs, after posting a 22-12 regular-season record. Under the direction of first-year head coach Trudi Lacey, the Mystics boast a strong ACC flavor on their roster. Seven current Mystics played collegiately in the ACC, headlined by Crystal Langhorne of Maryland, a second team All-WNBA selection in 2010.
Frazee's family, friends and fans in the Lynchburg area will be excited about her new location. The Mystics' home arena, the Verizon Center, is about a 3.5 hour drive from Lynchburg, making it the closest WNBA franchise geographically.
Frazee recently returned to the U.S. after a successful second year in the Turkish Women's Basketball League (TKBL). She helped her Botas team go 12-10 and reach the semifinals of the TKBL Playoffs. Frazee ranked No. 7 in the league in scoring (16.6 ppg) and No. 9 in rebounding (8.1 rpg), while earning All-Star Game MVP honors.
One of the most accomplished players in Liberty women's basketball history, Frazee graduated as the Lady Flames' No. 2 all-time scorer (1,883 points) and No. 3 rebounder (951 rebounds). She was a two-time Big South Player of the Year, a two-time Big South Championship MVP and helped Liberty win three Big South Conference titles during her time on the team.
Frazee and the Mystics will open the preseason May 25, with a contest against the New York Liberty at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. The regular season tips off June 4 at Connecticut.
The Mystics' first of 17 home games will be played June 11 at 7 p.m., when the Chicago Sky visit the Verizon Center.