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Atlanta Dream give Sancho Lyttle multi-year extension

The Atlanta Dream have announced that they have reached a multi-year extension with forward Sancho Lyttle.

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The Atlanta Dream will be keeping a key figure around for a while longer. The team announced Friday night that they have reached an agreement on a multi-year deal with veteran forward Sancho Lyttle. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

"The Dream organization is thrilled to know that Sancho will be continuing her career here in Atlanta," said Dream President and General Manager Angela Taylor. "She is everything that this organization stands for. She's a hard worker, a consummate teammate, a stalwart in the community, a role model for boys and girls around the globe and an All-Star. Sancho plays an integral role in our efforts to bring a WNBA Championship to the fans in Atlanta. Coach Cooper and I look forward to continuing to build a championship organization, with one of the best post players in the WNBA leading the way."

Lyttle is a 10-year WNBA veteran and is in her sixth season in Atlanta. She is averaging 12.2 points and 9.3 rebounds per game this season and helped the Dream to their first ever Eastern Conference regular season title. She also has an accomplished international career and was named FIBA Europe's Women's Player of the Year after helping lead Spain to a gold medal at the EuroBasket Women's tournament.