Tiffany Hayes Trades Connecticut Sun As Atlanta Dream Gets First Round WNBA Draft Pick | NBA News

The Connecticut Sun won the rights to former UConn guard Tiffany Hayes from the Atlanta Dream on Thursday in exchange for the 2023 WNBA Draft’s sixth overall pick.

Dream originally owned picks 3 and 8 in the draft, however, they traded their third pick and 2025 first pick for the Dallas Wings last month to get defender Allisha Grey.

The Sun won pick 6 in the January draft in a three-team deal with Liberty and the Wings, with Connecticut sending 2021 WNBA MVP Jonquel Jones to New York for the trade.

Hayes averaged 16.2 points and 3.6 rebounds in 11 games last season with Dream. She missed most of the campaign due to overseas service and a right knee injury.

The 33-year-old currently plays for CBK Mersin in Turkey.

“We are delighted to add Tiffany to our list,” said general manager Sun Darius Taylor.

“Tiffany is a two-way player who can score at all three levels and her ability and experience will be applauded. Tiffany personifies our unyielding spirit’ throughout. her career and we look forward to her becoming a part of our organization.”

Hayes has averaged 13.8 points and 3.3 bounces in 277 career games (234 starts) since being picked by Atlanta with the 14th overall pick in UConn’s 2012 WNBA Draft. She was part of the Huskies’ undefeated team in 2009 and 2010, both of which won national championships.

The WNBA draft is scheduled for April 10, with the new season kicking off May 19.

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