Ex-Terp Harper chosen in dispersal draft by Silver Stars

December 15, 2009|By Sports Digest

The San Antonio Silver Stars selected former Maryland star Laura Harper with the fifth pick in the WNBA dispersal draft of Sacramento Monarchs players. Harper, a 6-foot-5 forward-center, was selected 10th overall by Sacramento in the 2008 college draft and played two seasons for the Monarchs, averaging 5.0 points, 3.7 rebounds and 15.2 minutes. She was 15th in the league in offensive rebounds in 2009 with 68. Harper played four seasons with the Terps, finishing her career ranked fourth all-time in career rebounds (873); as a freshman, she was named the Final Four Most Outstanding Player, helping Maryland win the national championship. With the sixth pick in the dispersal draft, the Washington Mystics acquired guard Kristin Haynie, who was chosen ninth overall by the Monarchs in the 2005 college draft.

Capitals: Washington recalled defenseman Karl Alzner and center Kyle Wilson from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League and assigned center Mathieu Perreault to Hershey.

Mariners: Former Northern Illinois player Brandon Beal signed with the American Indoor Football Association team as a projected defensive end, linebacker and receiver.

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