Abby Meyers is Whitman High School’s all-time leading scorer with over 1,700 points and was the Ivy League Player of the Year last year before transferring to the University of Maryland for her senior season. On Tuesday, she signed a hardship contract with the Washington Mystics Tuesday. Meyers, who was a captain in her only year with the Terps, was drafted 11th overall in the first round of the WNBA Draft by the Dallas Wings, but was waived prior to the start of the season.
A hardship contract is commonly used when a team has fewer than 10 players available for a game. The Mystics are on a three-game winning streak and Meyers scored 2 points in 6 minutes in her debut– the team’s most recent game on Thursday. I’m the video below, Meyers talks about what it’s like playing in the DMV again, “woke up in my own house that I grew up in, and drove down a few blocks to get here.”
In an interview with the Diamondback last year, she credited her junior and senior years at Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda as helping her evolve as a teammate and leader, playing a big role in being named a captain ahead of her first season at Maryland. ESPN’s post-draft analysis states, “After three seasons at Princeton, Meyers was impressive against upgraded competition in the Big Ten. She averaged 14.3 PPG and routinely made tough shots. Meyers also had career highs in assists and steals, and almost immediately took over as a leader for a Terrapins team that made the Elite Eight. The Wings roster is now ballooning with four players acquired in the first round, but Meyers could slide in as a backup at either guard spot. — Charlie Creme.”
— Washington Mystics (@WashMystics) June 21, 2023
”The Meyers File”, by UMD:
· Won gold with the US Team in the 2022 Maccabiah Games
· Whitman’s all-time leading scorer with over 1,700 points
· McDonald’s All-American nominee and All-Met Washington Post honoree in 2016-17
· Montgomery County Player of the Year
· First Team All-State MBCA (2016-17)
· Squad won 2015-16 State Championship, won the regional crown three straight years and reached at least the state semifinals from 2015-17
· Named the Tina Thompson Classic MVP twice
· Also played soccer and was a member of the musical wind ensemble
· Daughter of Valerie and Steven Meyers
· Has two sisters, Emily, and twin Olivia, who also went to Princeton
· Working on her Master’s of Science in Business and Management
Featured photo courtesy of @abbymeyers10_ on Instagram
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