Mercury Forward Sancho Lyttle Out for Season with Torn ACL

Phoenix Mercury forward Sancho Lyttle will miss the remainder of the 2018 WNBA season after sustaining a torn ACL during the Mercury’s last game on Saturday, June 30, at Washington, the team has announced.

Lyttle, who signed with Phoenix on February 1 as a free agent this past offseason, had started all 18 games for the Mercury this season.  She ranks fourth on the team in scoring (7.9), third in rebounding (5.3) and was shooting 54 percent from the field, her highest mark since the 2008 season (58.2 percent).  Along with Brittney Griner and Camille Little, Lyttle has helped anchor a Mercury defense that ranks first in the league in blocks (5.3), second in opponent field goal percentage (41.8 percent) and fourth in opponent scoring (79.4).

WNBA all-time leading scorer Diana Taurasi and 2017 WNBA scoring champion Brittney Griner return to Phoenix this summer to lead the Mercury in a quest for the franchise’s WNBA-record tying fourth championship.  Tickets to the Mercury’s next home game on Thursday, July 5, and the rest of the Mercury’s 2018 home games are on sale NOW and can be purchased by calling 602.252.WNBA or by visiting