Jasmine Thomas has been traded to the Washington Mystics in a three-team deal, according to a team press release.
Storm will receive former Mystic guard Katie Smith, center Jacinta Monroe and the Indiana Fever’s 2012 second round pick. The Fever will add guard Erin Philips and the Storm’s 2012 third round pick. Thomas will head to Washington with two 2012 draft picks—the Storm’s first rounder and the Fever’s third rounder.
Thomas was selected just weeks ago by the Seattle Storm with the 12th overall pick in the 2011 WNBA Draft.
The 2010-11 Full Court Press ACC Player of the Year will join three other Blue Devils with the Mystics, highlighted by the Blue Devils’ first National Player of the Year award winner, Alana Beard. Also, Thomas will once again be on the same team as classmate Karima Christmas, Washington’s second round pick and 23rd overall. Two-time All-American Monique Currie rounds out the list of former Duke players in Washington.
Thomas has simply moved from one talented squad to another. The Storm won the WNBA championship a year ago behind the play of forwards Lauren Jackson and Sue Graham alongside WNBA legend Sue Bird.
The Mystics had a similarly successful 2010 regular season, earning the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference after amassing a 22-12 record. However, the team fell to Atlanta in the first round of the playoffs.
While we’ve been busy compiling our own All-Decade teams, the Duke Athletics department has unveiled its own set of All-Decade teams, starting with women’s basketball.
The Duke Women’s Basketball program had a decade to remember in the 2000s, winning five consecutive ACC championships from 2000-2004 and six ACC regular season titles, and advancing to three Final Fours. Five Blue Devils won All-America honors, three were named ACC Player of the Year, and two (Alana Beard and Lindsey Harding) were National Players of the Year. Duke played in perhaps the most memorable game of the decade as well, ending up on the losing end of the 2006 National Championship to Maryland.
Here are Duke’s picks for its All-Decade team:
- Alana Beard, 2001-2004 (2003 and 2004 National Player of the Year, Duke’s all-time leading scorer)
- Monique Currie, 2002-2006 (2005 and 2006 All-America)
- Lindsey Harding, 2003-2007 (2007 National and Defensive POY, Duke’s all-time assist leader)
- Iciss Tillis, 2001-2004 (2003 All-America, 2003 and 2004 ACC Tournament MVP)
- Georgia Schweitzer, 1998-2001 (2001 All-America)
- Chante Black, 2005-2009 (2009 ACC Defensive POY)
- Alison Bales, 2004-2007 (all-time ACC blocked shots leader)
- Mistie Bass, 2003-2006 (three-time all-ACC)
- Wanisha Smith, 2005-2008 (2005 all-ACC freshman)
- Abby Waner, 2006-2009 (two-time Honorable Mention All-America)
- Sheana Mosch, 2000-2003 (2001 all-ACC freshman)
- Jessica Foley, 2003-2006 (2005 third team all-ACC)
- Vicki Krapohl, 2001-2004 (2003 third team all-ACC)
- Michele Matyasovsky, 2000-2003 (2000 all-ACC freshman)
- Rochelle Parent, 1998-2001 (Duke’s all-time leader in charges taken)
What do you think about the program’s picks for this decade?