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Sancho Lyttle Rejoins Atlanta Dream, Kelly Mazzante Waived

The Atlanta Dream today announced that All-Star forward Sancho Lyttle has rejoined the team after missing the last six games while participating with the Spanish National Team in the Eurobasket Women 2011 Tournament. 

In four games with Atlanta this season, Lyttle is averaging 12.5 points and 7.8 rebounds per game. Lyttle played in six games with the Spanish National Team averaging 11.7 points and 5.3 rebounds. Spain finished 2-3 and failed to capture a medal for the first time since 2001. 

To make room for Lyttle on the roster, Atlanta waived guard Kelly Mazzante who appeared in six games while averaging 5.7 minutes per contest. Mazzante was supposed to provide some long distance shooting for the Dream but was struggling to get time in a crowded backcourt and was just 1 for 12 on the season from three point range. 

Courtney Paris is the big winner with all of the moves that Atlanta has made. She was signed by the Dream when Lyttle first left the team and has had a big impact averaging 8.4 points and 7.0 rebounds in five games. 

Lyttle is expected to return to action for Atlanta once the team's medical staff has evaluated her and cleared her to play. 

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.