Release from the Atlanta Dream:
The Atlanta Dream have announced the re-signing of restricted free agent Tiffany Hayes to a multi-year contract. Per team policy, terms of the contracts are not disclosed.
“It is terrific to be back with the team that believed in me from the start,” Hayes said. “I am honored and looking forward to joining the rest of my teammates again this summer for a successful season.”
Hayes ranked second on the Atlanta roster in scoring with a 12.9 ppg average in 2015. She was third on the squad with 31 three-point field goals and tallied double-figure points in 22 games last season. Hayes started 27 of the 28 contests in which she saw action during her fourth WNBA season.
Hayes was selected by Atlanta with the No. 14 pick in the 2012 WNBA Draft after a collegiate career at the University of Connecticut where she was a member of two NCAA National Championship teams (2009/2010).
“We are thrilled to have Tiffany back in Atlanta this season and moving forward,” Dream head coach Michael Cooper said. “She brings a unique skill set and her athleticism is a challenge for opponents on both ends of the floor. We are excited to see her continue to develop into one of the top players in the WNBA.”
The Dream will open the 2016 regular season at the San Antonio Stars on Saturday, May 14. Atlanta’s home opener at Philips Arena will take place on Sunday, May 22 vs. the Chicago Sky in a3 p.m. ET tip.