The Washington Mystics waived Annie Burgess, Jocelyn Penn and Evan Unrau yesterday, as WNBA teams trimmed their rosters to 11 players in anticipation of the start of the season. The Mystics open against the Charlotte Sting on Saturday at 6 p.m. at MCI Center.
Burgess started 86 games at point guard in three seasons with the Mystics, averaging 4.2 points and 3.2 assists, but became expendable when Washington traded for Tamicha Jackson during the offseason. Penn spent one season in Washington as a reserve guard, appearing in 30 games and averaging 2.9 points. Unrau, a forward, was the Mystics' third-round pick out of Missouri this spring.
Petra Ujhelyi, a 6-foot-4 center who played in 14 games with the Detroit Shock last year, will start the season on the injured list with a broken right hand.
Former George Mason guard Jen Derevjanik earned a spot on the opening day roster for the Connecticut Sun. Derevjanik, who was invited to the Sun's training camp as a free agent, is just the second player from George Mason to play in the WNBA. Former George Washington guard Cathy Joens and center Ugo Oha were waived by the New York Liberty and the Sun, respectively.
-- Camille Powell