In case you’re wondering, recent WNBA signings don’t involve Tiffany Hayes or Camille Little. However, athletes who share their last names will have a chance to showcase their potential.
Two training camp deals were announced as of Tuesday afternoon. The Atlanta Dream extended an offer to Peyton Little, who recently completed her college career at Oklahoma. In her final season with the Sooners, Little averaged 12.4 points and 3.2 rebounds per game. Little established a reputation as a three-point threat for Oklahoma, but a clip of 32.9 percent in her senior season may not be ideal for Atlanta, who ranked last in the WNBA in three-point field goal percentage and makes last year.
While the Dream were quick to assemble their training camp roster, the Minnesota Lynx were idle on that front…until now. A release from the University of Miami confirmed a deal between the Lynx and Keyona Hayes. The 6-foot-1-inch forward was a respectable presence in the post for the Hurricanes, starting all but three games in her final two years. As a senior, Hayes averaged 10.3 points and 6.1 rebounds per game, and she ranked seventh in the ACC in field goal percentage at .540. In school history, Hayes ranks fifth in that category with a career mark of .511.
As training camp approaches, expect the Lynx to add a few more invites.