Former Lady Vol Bobbitt signs with Mystics

WASHINGTON, D.C. (release) -- Washington Mystics General Manager and Head Coach Trudi Lacey announced Wednesday that free agent guard Shannon Bobbitt has signed with the team.

Bobbitt was selected in the second round (15th overall) of the 2008 WNBA draft by the Los Angeles Sparks, where she spent two seasons before joining the Indiana Fever for the 2011 campaign. She holds career averages of 3.9 points and 2.1 assists per game. Prior to her WNBA career, Bobbitt helped the University of Tennessee to back-to-back national championships during the 2006-07 and 2007-08 seasons.

During 74 games as a Lady Vol, Bobbitt averaged 9.3 points, 3.0 assists and 2.3 rebounds per contest and was twice named to the All-Final Four Team. She also was named an Associated Press honorable mention All-American and was voted to the All-SEC Second Team by the coaches and media as a senior. In addition to the NCAA titles, she helped the Big Orange women win the SEC regular season title in 2007 and the tournament crown in 2008.

Bobbitt’s signing brings the number of former UT players currently on WNBA rosters to 11.

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