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Rui Machida has signed with the Washington Mystics after helping lead Japan to a silver medal during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics Games.

Machida had a breakout Olympics, setting an Olympic record for assists in a single game with 18 in the team’s semifinal win over France. Throughout the tournament, she averaged 7.2 points, 12.5 assists and 2.3 rebounds.

“Rui is a very exciting signing for us. She is one of the most dynamic point guards in the world and perfectly fits our style of play,” said Mystics GM and head coach Mike Thibault. “She pushes the tempo offensively and creates great opportunities for her teammates both in transition and in the half court. We can pair her with any of our guards to give us different looks with our lineups. Her teammates will love playing with her and our fans will love watching her play.”

Currently, Machida is playing in the Japanese Basketball League for the Fujitsu Red Wave. Through 18 games, she has averaged 10.7 points, 8.3 assists and 4.6 rebounds per game.