Shakira Austin

Shakira Austin puts her arm around Eric Thibault during a game as Thibault speaks with her. The text "WNBA 25 and under draft" 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: Who are the best WNBA players ages 25 and under?

By The Next / May 18, 2024

Our second annual mock draft of young WNBA stars

Washington Mystics center/forward Shakira Austin has her feet in a wide base and her body squared up to defend New York Liberty forward Breanna Stewart, who operates in the post with her back to the basket.

Back from injury, Washington’s Shakira Austin seizes her chance at a bigger role

By Jenn Hatfield / May 16, 2024

Eric Thibault: ‘She took charge of her own future’

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

Washington Mystics general manager and then-head coach Mike Thibault stands with his arms crossed and a slight frown as he watches a game unfold.

What the Washington Mystics were looking for in free agency after two stars departed

By Jenn Hatfield / April 12, 2024

Mike Thibault: ‘We felt we needed to … reenergize ourselves’

Team USA center/forward Shakira Austin shoots a close-range shot with her right hand.

Mystics’ Shakira Austin gives positive injury update, possible timeline for return

By Jenn Hatfield / April 6, 2024

Washington’s frontcourt star said she’s ‘ahead of schedule’ after hip surgery

Team USA center Brittney Griner shoots a right-handed fadeaway shot over a male practice player.

‘She’s so dope’: Team USA players react to Brittney Griner’s return to camp

By Scott Mammoser / April 6, 2024

This month’s camp was only Griner’s second time training with Team USA since her release from a Russian prison

Team USA camp photo features Cleveland sign pictured in front of Rocket Morgage Arena and Final Four logo

Sights and sounds: USA Basketball holds minicamp in Cleveland

By Tee Baker / April 5, 2024

Kelsey Plum: ‘It’s like the pinnacle for an athlete … to be one of the 12 representing the team’

Washington Mystics center Stefanie Dolson attempts a shot through contact from Connecticut Sun guard Kelly Faris.

Stefanie Dolson returns to Washington Mystics, seven years after being traded

By Jenn Hatfield / March 13, 2024

Dolson will give Mystics a different look in the paint — and outside it, too