Aaliyah Edwards

Washington Mystics guard Ariel Atkins sits on the court and claps her hands. Teammates Karlie Samuelson, Aaliyah Edwards and Stefanie Dolson yell in celebration, and Samuelson extends her hands to help Atkins up.

Defenses are throwing everything at Ariel Atkins. Here’s how the Mystics star hit her stride

By Jenn Hatfield / June 21, 2024

Atkins: ‘If I see an opening, I’m gonna take a shot’

Washington Mystics wings DiDi Richards and Karlie Samuelson face each other. They smile and shimmy, and Richards sticks her tongue out.

How DiDi Richards has put her stamp on Washington Mystics’ starting lineup introductions

By Jenn Hatfield / June 19, 2024

Karlie Samuelson: ‘You can rely on DiDi for anything fun’

Mystics players in recent games

Locked On Women’s Basketball: Making sense of the 0-12 Washington Mystics

By The Next / June 10, 2024

‘They’re sticking together. They aren’t blaming anybody. They’re not pointing fingers, they’re not splintering’

Dallas Wings combo forward Maddy Siegrist rises midair with the ball in her hand to shoot over Connecticut guard Tyasha Harris while Sun forward DeWanna Bonner stands next to them with a raised arm trying to help contest the shot. Behind the three of them, a packed crowd in the stands for this WNBA game.

Sunday Notes, Week 4: Maddy Siegrist, Aaliyah Edwards adjusting to speed of the game

By Em Adler / June 9, 2024

The Next’s weekly journey into trends and analysis from around the WNBA

Chicago Sky forward Angel Reese shoots a left-handed jump shot, and Washington Mystics forward Aaliyah Edwards raises her right arm to try to contest it. The text "A rookie showdown" is overlaid at the bottom in all caps, and the orange Locked On Women's Basketball logo is in the top right corner.

Locked On Women’s Basketball: Breaking down Aaliyah Edwards vs. Angel Reese, Kamilla Cardoso

By The Next / June 8, 2024

Edwards starred individually, but Reese and Cardoso got the win

Side-by-side photos of Katie Lou Samuelson shooting a jump shot in warmups and Karlie Samuelson shooting a jump shot in a game. Katie Lou is shown straight on, while Karlie is shown in profile.

Karlie and Katie Lou Samuelson prepare for sister showdown

By Jenn Hatfield / June 6, 2024

The Samuelsons will go head-to-head on Friday, when Washington hosts Indiana

Washington Mystics forward Aaliyah Edwards is shown in profile, smiling broadly as she prepares to take a shot in warmups.

Rookie Aaliyah Edwards, Mystics’ ‘Duracell Bunny,’ makes WNBA transition look easy

By Jenn Hatfield / May 31, 2024

The league’s third-youngest player brings energy, consistency amid Washington’s struggles

Seattle Storm guard Jade Melbourne walks down a hallway at the Entertainment and Sports Arena. She is wearing a white T-shirt and black pants and has a backpack slung over her right shoulder.

Washington Mystics acquire Jade Melbourne, make other roster moves ahead of season opener

By Jenn Hatfield / May 12, 2024

The Mystics will roster 12 players, up from 11 in 2023

Washington Mystics guard Ariel Atkins dribbles with her left hand toward the rim. Center/forward Shakira Austin sets a screen for her, facing the middle of the court.

2024 WNBA season preview: Washington Mystics

By Jenn Hatfield / May 1, 2024

Ariel Atkins: ‘Everybody knows it’s different. But I think it’s OK’

Graphic with photos of Aaliyah Edwards and Shakira Austin with a text overlay that reads "Mystics camp preview."

Locked On Women’s Basketball: Washington Mystics training camp preview

By The Next / April 26, 2024

Jenn and Natalie talk draft picks, offseason signings and more