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Moriah Jefferson Signs With the Phoenix Mercury

Moriah Jefferson
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The Phoenix Mercury signed point guard Moriah Jefferson last year Jefferson Minnesota Lynx.

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“We are very excited to welcome a free agent of Moriah’s caliber to the Mercury,” general manager Jim Pitman said in a statement. “She is coming off a career year where she demonstrated that she’s a shooter, scorer, and creator for both herself and her teammates. Adding a ballhandler with youth and versatility was a priority for us this offseason, and we’re looking forward to the impact she will provide in her role.”

Moriah Jefferson started 30 games with the Lynx and averaged 10.8 points, 4.9 assists, and 2.5 rebounds per game. She also recorded a triple-double last year. Jefferson has dealt with many injuries since joining the WNBA; she can be a crucial contributor when healthy.

The No. 2 overall pick in the 2016 draft has career averages of 9.1 points, 3.6 assists, and 2.1 rebounds in 140 games (107 starts) with the San Antonio Stars/Las Vegas Aces (2016-18), Wings (2020-22), and Lynx.

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