February 4, 2021 – Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA)Atlanta Dream News Release

ATLANTA – The Atlanta Dream has signed free agent forward Tianna Hawkins to a two-year contract, the organization announced Thursday.

Per team policy, contract details were not released.

Hawkins, a 6-3 forward who helped the Washington Mystics to a WNBA Championship in 2019, played a career-high 19.4 minutes per game in 2020, averaging 8.5 points and 3.5 rebounds per contest. She tallied eight double-figure scoring games, including a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds against Indiana on August 9.

“We are thrilled to welcome Tianna, her fiancé Jarrod, and her son Emanuel to the Dream family,” said head coach Nicki Collen. “Tianna brings a championship mentality from Washington and a desire to do whatever it takes for her team to win. She has shown her versatility as both a rim runner and three-point shooter, and will add depth to our front court.”

Hawkins was drafted No. 6 overall in the 2013 WNBA Draft by the Seattle Storm out of Maryland. Over her seven-year career, she has averaged 6.1 points and 3.2 rebounds in her 204 games.

“I am so excited for this opportunity to join the Dream,” Hawkins said. “I look forward to competing every day with such a great group of people, bringing in good energy and being a great teammate. My focus is to be a positive asset to the organization and to also continue to grow as a basketball player.”

Follow Hawkins on Instagram and Twitter here: @t_hawk21.

Transaction: Atlanta Dream signed free agent Tianna Hawkins to a multi-year deal.

2021 Dream season, group tickets and mini plans are on sale now. Visit www.atlantadream.net or call 877-977-7729 for more information.

The Atlanta Dream will tip-off their 14th season in the WNBA in 2021. Atlanta holds the No. 3 pick in the 2021 WNBA Draft. The organization, who will play its home games at the Gateway Center Arena @ College Park, has qualified for the WNBA Playoffs in nine of its first 13 seasons.

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