2021 Roster and Bios

Monique Billings

F | 6-4 | 192 | May 2, 1996 | 3 yrs | UCLA

2020 Highlights with Atlanta:

  • Appeared in all 22 games with 16 starts.
  • Set career records for total points (187), points per game (8.5), blocks (18) and blocks per game (0.8), assists (27) and assists per game (1.2), field goals made (68) and attempted (170), free throws made (51) and attempted (67), minutes (596) and minutes per game (27.1).
  • She ranked fourth in the league with 58 total offensive rebounds and 2.6 offensive boards per game, while her 187 total and 8.5 rebounds per game both ranked 7th in the league in 2020.
  • Started off the 2020 season with a career night against Dallas (7/26), leading the team with 30 points and 13 rebounds for her second career double-double.
    • Her 30 points led all scorers in the league opening weekend.
  • Saw her second double-digit scoring effort of the season against Phoenix (8/14), picking up 12 points with five rebounds and two steals.
  • Earned her second double-double of the season and third of her career with 10 points and 12 rebounds against Washington (8/19).
  • Recorded her third double-double in six games and fourth of the season with 12 points and 14 rebounds against Los Angeles (8/30).

Crystal Bradford

G | 6-0 | November 1, 1993 | 1 | Central Michigan

2015 Highlights with Los Angeles:

  • Averaged 2.7 points, 1.3 rebounds and 0.5 assists in 15 regular season games played
  • Scored a season-high nine points, twice
  • Made first career start on September 9 versus Atlanta
  • Made WNBA debut on July 22 against New York
  • Drafted in the 1st round (7th overall) by the Los Angeles Sparks in the 2015 WNBA Draft.

Kalani Brown

C | 6-7 | 245 | March 21, 1997 | 2 yrs | Baylor

Pronunciation: kuh-LAH-nee

2020 Highlights with Atlanta:

  • Appeared in 10 games with an average of 6.1 minutes per game.
  • Shot 52.1% from the field (12-23).
  • Checked in to her first game in a Dream uniform on August 10 against Connecticut, scoring a career-high 13 points on 5-9 shooting with 4 rebounds in 11 minutes of action.
  • Played a season-high 12 minutes against Phoenix (8/14) and pulled down two offensive boards.
  • Blocked her first shot of the season against Minnesota (8/23).
  • Picked up her first steal of the season and added on two defensive boards and two points in 11 minutes against Indiana (9/1).

Chennedy Carter

G | 5-9 | 143 | November 14, 1998 | R | Texas A&M

Pronunciation: KEN-eh-dee

2020 Highlights with Atlanta:

  • WNBA All-Rookie Team
  • Started in all 16 games played.
  • Tallied 13 double-figure scoring outings.
  • Her 17.4 points per game ranked 8th in the league and paced all rookies
  • Became the youngest player in WNBA history to score 30 points at 21 years and 266 days when she put up 35 against Seattle (8/6).Her 35 points set the franchise record for the most points scored by a Dream rookie.
  • The third Dream rookie to score at least 30 points in a game.
  • It marked just the sixth time in Dream history that a player has recorded 30+ points and 7+ assists in a game (Betty Lenox – 1, Iziane Castro Marques – 1, Angel McCoughtry – 3).
  • She scored at least 25 points on four occasions, becoming the fourth first-year player to score 25+ points in a game for Atlanta.
  • Became the first Dream rookie with 4+ consecutive games with double-digit points to start their career – set the record with six straight double-figure games.
  • After being sidelined by an ankle injury for six games, returned to the court to score 26 points in 26 minutes against Los Angeles (8/30).

Tianna Hawkins

F | 6-3 | 186 | March 2, 1991 | 7 yrs | Maryland

Pronunciation: tee-AWN-uh

2020 Highlights with Washington:

  • Played in 17 games (five starts), averaging 8.5 points and 3.5 rebounds per game
  • Missed five games due to back and knee injuries
  • Had eight games with at least 10 points
  • Tallied one double-double on the season with 17 points and 10 rebounds against the Fever on 8/9
  • Scored a season-high 19 points with five rebounds against the Mercury on 8/23.

Tiffany Hayes

G | 5-10 | 155 | September 20, 1989 | 8 yrs | UConn

2019 Highlights with Atlanta:

  • Started in all 29 games played
  • Reached 3,000 career points with a team-leading and then-season-high 28 points against Indiana (6/19)
  • Secured her position as the Dream’s all-time leading three-point shooter, making the most three-pointers (273) and attempting the most (857) of any Dream player in franchise history.
  • Set a new career high record with 34 points at Indiana (8/10) with 12 made field goals
  • Took a career-high 23 shots from the field against Chicago (8/20)
  • Scored in double digits 22 times and led the team in scoring 11 times
  • Scored in double figures in her last nine games of the season, leading the team in four of those games
  • Posted six 20+ point outings with one 30+ performance, bringing her to 34 games with 20 or more points (second-most in franchise history) and two games with 30 or more points in her career (third-most in franchise history).
  • Led the team in assists eight times with a season-high six assists at Connecticut (6/21)
  • Sat out the final three games of the season with a knee injury

Aari McDonald

G | 5-6 | August 20, 1998 | R | Arizona

Pronunciation: AIR-ee

2020 Highlights with Atlanta:

  • The first Arizona Wildcat drafted in the first round of the WNBA Draft.
  • 2021 Pac-12 Player of the Year and 2021 and 2020 Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year
  • Two-time All-American
  • 2020 Ann Meyers Drysdale Award Winner
  • Arizona single-season scoring record holder (890), Arizona single-game scoring record holder (44 points at Texas on Nov. 17, 2019)
  • Led Arizona to its first NCAA Finals appearance in 2021
  • Averaged 21.7 points and 5.9 assists over her three years with the Wildcats
  • During Arizona’s incredible run to the NCAA Championship game in 2021, McDonald averaged 24.8 points over six games, including 33 against Indiana in the Elite Eight

Cheyenne Parker

F | 6-4 | 193 | August 22, 1992 | 6 yrs | Middle Tennessee

2020 Highlights with Chicago:

  • Started in a career-best 13 of 20 regular season games played
  • Started in Chicago’s lone playoff game against Connecticut
  • Parker’s breakout season saw her notch career-high records in scoring (13.4 PPG), rebounding (6.4 RPG), and minutes played (24.9 MPG)
  • Registered the best stat line of her career with 20 points, 15 rebounds, and 4 blocks against Minnesota (9/2)
  • Scored 20 or more points on four occasions, a career best for her
  • Pulled down 8 rebounds and added on 8 points, 3 assists and 2 steals in Chicago’s playoff game against Connecticut (9/15).

Odyssey Sims

G | 5-8 | 163 | July 13, 1992 | 7 yrs | Baylor

2020 Highlights with Minnesota:

  • Saw action in 13 games during her seventh WNBA season (second with the Lynx), having been activated from the Pregnancy/Childbirth list on Aug. 6
  • Served a two-game league suspension (Aug. 9-11) and missed the Aug. 19 contest vs. Dallas due to a sore groin
  • Averaged 9.4 ppg, 2.0 rpg and 3.5 apg while logging 18.5 mpg; she shot 40.4% from the floor, 33.3% (8-for-24) from three-point range and 90.9% (30-for-33) from the line
  • Started the final seven contests (Minnesota went 4-3), boosting those averages to 11.9 ppg (49.2%), 1.9 rpg and 3.4 apg while playing 21.1 mpg in that stretch
  • Posted season highs in points (17) and minutes (26:37) vs. Washington on Sept. 8
  • The Sept. 6 contest vs. Seattle was the 200th of her WNBA career
  • Hauled in a career-high-tying seven rebounds vs. Atlanta on Aug. 28; she added 17 points and a season-high nine assists in that contest, one shy of her career best.

Shekinna Stricklen

F | 6-2 | 230 | July 30, 1990 | 8 yrs | Tennessee

Pronunciation: sheh-KEE-nuh

2020 Highlights with Atlanta:

  • Appeared in all 22 games and started in 15.
  • Finished with 6.1 points, 1.9 rebounds and 0.6 assists per game.
  • Made her Dream debut against Dallas on 7/26, starting and scoring 16 points with four made three-pointers.
  • Scored in double digits against Las Vegas (7/29) with 10 points.
  • Pulled down four boards with two assists and two steals against New York (7/31)
  • Shot a season-high 8 three-pointers against Seattle (8/6) and again against Connecticut (8/10).
  • Knocked down 6 three’s in the first half against Connecticut (8/10), just one off the WNBA record of 7 three’s in one half (Kelsey Mitchell, 2019).
  • Scored a season-high 18 points against Connecticut (8/10).
  • Her fourth double-figure scoring outing of the season came against Los Angeles (8/21), when she scored 16 points and added on a season-high four assists.
  • Went 8-for-8 from the charity stripe in 2020.

Courtney Williams

G | 5-8 | 133 | May 11, 1994 | 4 yrs | South Florida

2020 Highlights with Atlanta:

  • Appeared in 20 games and started in 14.
  • Led all guards in the league in rebounding, ranking
    • 11th with 1.9 offensive rebounds per game and 37 total offensive rebounds
    • 13th with 7.2 total rebounds per game, 5.3 defensive rebounds per game and 106 defensive rebounds
    • 15th with 143 total rebounds
  • Saw a streak of 12-straight games with double-digit scoring, a run that included four 20+ point outings and one 30-point performance.
  • Recorded four double-doubles: 13 PTS/10 REB against Seattle (8/6), 12 PTS/14 REB against Phoenix (8/14), 15 PTS/13 REB against New York (9/3), and 20 PTS/10 REB against Chicago (9/9).
  • Made her first start with the Dream against Seattle (8/12), scoring 12 points with a team-high 7 rebounds.
  • Grabbed a career-high six offensive rebounds and 14 total boards against Phoenix (8/14).
  • Scored 30 points against Washington (8/19) on 13 made field goals in a season-high 37 minutes, which marked just the second 30-point outing of her career.
  • Scored 20 points in back-to-back games against Chicago (9/9) and Connecticut (9/11).

Elizabeth Williams

C-F | 6-3 | 200 | June 23, 1993 | 5 yrs | Duke

2020 Highlights with Atlanta:

  • Started in all 22 games.
  • Shot a perfect 7-for-7 from the field in the Dream’s season opener against Dallas (7/26), tying the franchise record (last by Aneika Henry, at Tulsa, June 29, 2012).
  • Led the team with 16 points against Las Vegas (7/29), knocking down 7 of 14 shots and picking up 3 steals and 4 rebounds.
  • Recorded her 6th double-figure outing of the season with 10 points against Phoenix (8/14).
  • Took over as the Dream’s all-time leading shot blocker with six against New York (9/3), bringing her to 283 total career blocks in an Atlanta uniform. Her six blocks set the WNBA single-game record for the 2020 season.