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.
“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.