Aaliyah Edwards Shines as Mystics Continue to Slide

    Aaliyah Edwards made rookie history on Thursday as her Washington Mystics made some WNBA history of their own — and not the good kind. 

    With 23 points and 14 rebounds, Edwards became the first rookie this season with at least 20 points and 10 rebounds in a single game. She also had four blocks, becoming only the fourth rookie in WNBA history to record a game with at least 20 points, 10 rebounds, and four blocks within her first 10 career games, per ESPN

    The former UConn star has now led the Mystics in points and rebounds in consecutive games, joining Chamique Holdsclaw as the only two rookies in franchise history to do so.

    “I just need everyone to know when everyone’s talking about the rookie class, don’t forget her name,” Shatori Walker-Kimbrough said of her teammate after the game. “She made a statement today. She makes a statement every day. She comes in, she works. She puts her head down and works. She needs a little bit more talk, and she doesn’t let that affect her.”

    While Edwards has been finding her groove, the Mystics have been unable to mirror the No. 6 overall draft pick’s performance. Despite a halftime lead, they lost 79-71 to Chicago to fall to 0-10 on the season. It marks the worst start in franchise history. 

    “Extremely frustrated,” coach Eric Thibault said postgame.

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