Tiffany Hayes signs multi-year contract extension with Dream

Atlanta Dream guard Tiffany Hayes signed a multi-year contract extension with the Atlanta Dream, the team announced Tuesday.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed by the team.

“I am excited to continue my career in Atlanta,” Hayes said in part in a statement. “This city has become my home and the place I want to take the court every summer.”

In her seventh season with the Dream, the former Connecticut Husky is averaging a team-high of 17.8 points and is shooting a career-high of 47 percent from the field.

Hayes, who has had a heavy hand in the Dream notching a 18-10 record this season, was named WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the third time this season Monday for her performance from July 30-Aug. 5.

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“It’s such a great feeling knowing Tiffany Hayes wants be a part of this franchise long term,” Collen, in her first season as head coach, said in a statement. “Tiffany is an important key to this season’s success as she competes at such a high level at both ends of the court. Her passion for the game, her teammates, and this organization make her such a special player to coach.” 

After the announcement of Hayes’ contract extension Tuesday, the Dream clinched a playoff spot for the eighth time in team history with a win over the Las Vegas Aces.

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