Tiffany Hayes

  • Height: 5' 10" (1.80m)

  • Position: Shooting Guard/Small Forward (2-3)

  • Birthdate: September 20, 1989

  • Nationality: American

  • College: University of Connecticut (UConn) - 2012

Career Stats

2018-2019: CCC Polkowice (Poland-EBLK, starting five) - 29 games: 14.5ppg, 4.9rpg, 2.4apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 59.8%, 3PT: 34.6%, FT: 81.7%
Euroleague: 16 games: 11.9ppg, 4.3rpg, 2.4apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 50.4%, 3PT: 22.7%, FT: 78.9%

2018: Atlanta Dream (WNBA, starting five) - 36 games: 17.1ppg, 3.9rpg, 2.8apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 49.7%, 3PT: 32.7%, FT: 81.4%

2017-2018: Maccabi Bnot Ashdod (Israel-D1, starting five) - 28 games: 17.8ppg, 5.5rpg, 2.1apg, Steals-5(1.1spg), FGP-2(55.5%), 3PT: 33.8%, FT: 74.8%

2017: Atlanta Dream (WNBA) - 32 games: 16.3ppg, 3.8rpg, 2.4apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 47.7%, 3PT: 36.8%, FT: 86.2%

2016-2017: Mersin Buyuksehir Belediye (Turkey-KBSL) - 8 games: 18.4ppg, 6.1rpg, 2.4apg, 1.0spg, 2FGP: 51.5%, 3FGP: 33.3%, FT: 67.7%;
Euroleague: 6 games - 16.7ppg, 5.3rpg, 1.8apg, 2FGP: 38.8%, 3FGP: 35.3%, FT: 78.9%
Left in Jan. 2017, later that month moved to Maccabi Bnot Ashdod (Israel-D1, starting five) - 16 games: Score-5(18.9ppg), 5.2rpg, 2.9apg, 1.8spg, FGP: 54.5%, 3PT: 40.8%, FT: 81.6%

2016: Atlanta Dream (WNBA, starting five) - 34 games: 15.4ppg, 3.5rpg, 2.4apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 53.3%, 3PT: 28.2%, FT: 80.7%

2015-2016: Yakin Dogu Universitesi Lefkosa (Turkey-KBSL, starting five) - 26 games: 17.6ppg, 4.5rpg, 2.4apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 37.9%, FT: 75.0%

2015: Atlanta Dream (WNBA, starting five) - 28 games: 12.9ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.2apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 46.7%, 3PT: 27.4%, FT: 80.5%

2014-2015: UNINASSAU/America (Brazil-LBF, starting five) - 25 games: Score-3(17.6ppg), 3.9rpg, 2.0apg, 1.7spg, FGP-1(66.7%), 3PT-2(45.0%), FT: 80.2%

2014: Atlanta Dream (WNBA, starting five) - 37 games: 12.8ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.5apg, FGP: 53.1%, 3PT: 35.5%, FT: 76.9%

2013: Atlanta Dream (WNBA) - 31 games: 11.5ppg, 3.9rpg, 1.7apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 41.8%, 3PT: 36.8%, FT: 75.0%

2012-2013: Hapoel Rishon Le-Zion (Israel-D1, starting five), left in Jan. 2013 - 10 games: 18.7ppg, 5.5rpg, 3.3apg, 2.7spg, 2FGP: 47.7%, 3FGP: 29.3%, FT: 79.7%
Later that month moved to Besiktas CT Istanbul (Turkey-TKBL) - 8 games: 8.8ppg, 2.3rpg, 2FGP: 48.8%, 3FGP: 40.0%, FT: 72.0%

2012: Washington Mystics (WNBA) - traded to Atlanta Dream - starting five - 37 games: 8.3ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.1apg, FGP: 43.1%, 3PT: 29.3%, FT: 79.3%

2012: drafted by Washington Mystics (WNBA, 2nd(14))

Achievements/Awards

Euroleague Quarterfinals -19
Polish BLK Regular Season Champion -19
Polish BLK Champion -19
Eurobasket.com All-Polish BLK 2nd Team -19
Eurobasket.com Polish BLK All-Imports Team -19
Polish Cup Winner -19
WNBA Semifinals -18
WNBA All-Defensive 2nd Team -18
WNBA 1st Team -18
Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League 2nd Team -18
Israeli Cup Winner -18
WNBA All-Star Game -17
Israeli League Champion -17
Israeli League Regular Season Runner-Up -17
Eurobasket.com All-Turkish KBSL Honorable Mention -16
Brazilian LBF Finalist -15
Brazilian LBF Regular Season Runner-Up -15
Latinbasket.com Brazilian LBF All-Imports Team -15
Latinbasket.com All-Brazilian LBF 1st Team -15
Latinbasket.com All-Brazilian LBF Import Player of the Year -15
Latinbasket.com All-Brazilian LBF Guard of the Year -15
WNBA Eastern Conference Regular Season Champion -14
WNBA Finalist -13
WNBA Eastern Conference Champion -13
WNBA Eastern Conference Regular Season Runner-Up -13
WNBA Quarterfinals -12, 14
WNBA All-Rookie Team -12
Associated Press NCAA All-America 3rd Team -12
Big East Conf. Regular Season Co-Runner-Up -12
NCAA Final Four -11, 12
All-Big East 1st Team -11, 12
All-Big East Conf. 2nd Team -10
World University Games in Belgrade (Serbia) -09 (Champion): 7 games: 8.3ppg, 2.9rpg, 1.9apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 40.7%, 3PT: 38.1%, FT: 60.0%
USA University National Team -09
NCAA Champion -09, 10
Big East Conf. Tournament Winner -09, 10, 11, 12
Big East Conf. All-Freshman Team -09
Big East Conf. Regular Season Champion -09, 10, 11

College Stats

2011-2012: UConn - (NCAA, starting five) - 38 games: 14.7ppg, 5.8rpg, 3.3apg, 2.3spg, FGP: 50.3%, 3PT: 40.7%, FT: 80.8%
2010-2011: UConn - (NCAA, starting five) - 38 games: 13.7ppg, 4.6rpg, 3.7apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 43.6%, 3PT: 34.9%, FT: 77.5%
2009-2010: UConn - (NCAA, starting five) - 39 games: 10.2ppg, 3.3rpg, 3.0apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 43.9%, 3PT: 32.1%, FT: 73.4%
2008-2009: UConn - (NCAA) - 39 games: 8.4ppg, 4.0rpg, 2.6apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 45.8%, 3Pts: 37.4%, FT: 75.9%

Professional Career

WNBA

Hayes was selected by the Atlanta Dream as the second pick in the second round, the 14th overall pick. In her rookie season, Hayes played 34 games with 17 starts while averaging 8.6 ppg as a reserve on the Dream's roster. She was named to the WNBA All-Rookie team.

In her second season, Hayes played 23 games with 4 starts and averaged 11.3 ppg. That season, the Dream had advanced all the way to the 2013 WNBA Finals, but were swept by the Minnesota Lynx.

In the 2014 season, Hayes officially became the starting shooting guard for the Dream, and had averaged 12.9 ppg.

In 2016, Hayes re-signed with the Dream to a multi-year deal once her rookie contract expired. During the 2016 season, Hayes averaged 15 ppg. In a loss to the Los Angeles Sparks, Hayes scored a career-high 32 points. Her stellar performance would also continue into the playoffs, where she scored a playoff career-high 30 points in the second round elimination game against the Chicago Sky in a losing effort.

In 2017, with the team's leading scorer Angel McCoughtry deciding to rest during the season, Hayes would take on more scoring responsibility in her absence and would continue to improve offensively. She would be voted into the 2017 WNBA All-Star Game, making it her very first all-star game appearance. By the end of the season, Hayes put up a career-high scoring average of 16.3 ppg, but the Dream finished with a 12-22 record, missing out on the playoffs.

Overseas

In the 2012-13 off-season, Hayes played in Israel for Hapoel Rishon LeZion. In the 2013-14 off-season, Hayes played in Turkey for Beşiktaş JK for the first portion of the off-season and spent the second portion of the off-season playing in Brazil for America de Recife. In the 2015-16 off-season, Hayes played in Turkey once again for Yakin Dogu. As of August 2016, Hayes signed with Mersin BSB S.K. for the 2016-17 off-season. In 2017, Hayes signed with Maccabi Ashdod for the 2017-18 offseason.

International Competitions

Hayes became an Azerbaijani citizen, and competed for the Azerbaijan women's national basketball team at the 2015 European Games held in Baku, Azerbaijan during June 2015. She had also competed in the 3x3 basketball event.

College Career

Hayes played for the University of Connecticut Huskies. She knew about the program when she was a little girl, and had interest in UConn since childhood. UConn became interested in Hayes in 2006, when an assistant coach, Tonya Cardoza, saw her playing AAU ball. Despite heavy recruitment by many other schools, UConn made an offer when Hayes was a junior, and Hayes committed to attend Connecticut.

She asked to wear number 3, the number most recently worn by UConn legend Diana Taurasi. Hayes was not a starter at the beginning of the season, but after teammate Caroline Doty was injured, she stepped into the starting line-up. Her career high scoring game was against California in the regional semifinal of the NCAA Championship. Connecticut would go on to win every game of the season by double digits, but found itself in the unusual position of being eight points behind in the California game. Hayes scored 28 points to help lead the team to a victory.

Hayes was invited to the tryouts for the USA Women’s World University Games Team. She made the team, as the youngest player on the team, and the only freshman. She would help the team to a 7–0 record and a gold medal in Belgrade, Serbia.

On the fifth of February 2011, the Connecticut Huskies beat DePaul 89–66. This game was the 100th win in Hayes' college career, and occurred in her 101st game, making her the fastest player in NCAA basketball history to reach 100 wins. Hayes scored 35 points against Syracuse on January 26, setting a career high, and followed that up with 33 points against South Florida, two days later. The 68 combined points in back-to-back games is the highest point total in consecutive game by any Connecticut player in history.

High School

Winter Haven High School - Winter Haven, FL.