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Congratulations to Natisha Hiedemann!
« on: April 10, 2019, 07:39:49 PM »
She was drafted by the Minnesota Lynx with the 17th pick in the second round of the WNBA Draft!

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Re: Congratulations to Natisha Hiedemann!
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2019, 07:45:29 PM »
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Re: Congratulations to Natisha Hiedemann!
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2019, 08:00:05 PM »
Good luck to her.  She becomes the third MU player ever drafted in the WNBA.  Here's hoping she can become the first MU player to make a WNBA team.

I'm a little bummed that Allazia Blockton didn't get drafted but knew there was a chance she wouldn't get picked.

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Re: Congratulations to Natisha Hiedemann!
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2019, 09:35:27 PM »
Awesome news! Congrats to Natisha
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Re: Congratulations to Natisha Hiedemann!
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2019, 01:13:35 PM »
Congrats to Natisha.

Could someone explain how the draft contracts work for the WNBA. Is it like the NBA draft with the 1st round contracts guaranteed and subsequent rounds not?

If she doesn't make the team, are there opportunities overseas for women's basketball?

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Re: Congratulations to Natisha Hiedemann!
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2019, 02:23:29 PM »
If she doesn't make the team, are there opportunities overseas for women's basketball?

Overseas opportunities might be BETTER than the WNBA for some women's hoopers.  I remember Diana Taurasi getting paid by her Russian (winter) team to skip the (summer) WNBA season a few years back.

Taurasi is the women's hoops GOAT though, so maybe her opportunities are a little different from what lower level players get.

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Re: Congratulations to Natisha Hiedemann!
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2019, 02:46:53 PM »
Overseas opportunities might be BETTER than the WNBA for some women's hoopers.  I remember Diana Taurasi getting paid by her Russian (winter) team to skip the (summer) WNBA season a few years back.

Taurasi is the women's hoops GOAT though, so maybe her opportunities are a little different from what lower level players get.

Is she the one who was featured on Bryant Gumbel's HBO show a few months back?  Yep, she is making major coin over there - several multiples of her WNBA salary.
Have some patience, FFS.

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Re: Congratulations to Natisha Hiedemann!
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2019, 04:23:19 PM »
Congrats to Natisha.

Could someone explain how the draft contracts work for the WNBA. Is it like the NBA draft with the 1st round contracts guaranteed and subsequent rounds not?

If she doesn't make the team, are there opportunities overseas for women's basketball?

I found this article from last year that talks about salary ranges from the Collective Bargaining Agreement:
http://www.joedorishsports.com/2018/01/see-wnba-salaries-for-2018-season.html

There are lots of opportunities overseas for Women's Basketball both for players who don't make the WNBA and those who are in the WNBA who play overseas to make more money.  There's a lot more money to be made overseas.

I'm guessing Allazia Blockton will get a training camp invite from a team also despite not being drafted.  And she should be able to play overseas if she wants to pursue that.

New MU Coach Megan Duffy played 3 years in the WNBA with the Minnesota Lynx and New York Liberty and also played overseas with teams in Romania, Slovakia, Italy and Wales.  I'm guessing she was playing overseas along with the WNBA at least part of that time as she graduated in 2006 and her assistant coaching career started in 2009 at St. John's. 

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Re: Congratulations to Natisha Hiedemann!
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2019, 09:01:10 PM »
Congrats to Allazia Blockton who signed a contract with the Chicago Sky today.

Natisha Hiedeman signed a contract with the Connecticut Sun on April 12th.

https://www.wnba.com/transactions/

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« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2019, 10:17:37 PM »
Allazia Blockton did get released by the Chicago Sky earlier this week.

Natisha Hiedeman is still on the Connecticut Sun roster with one more cut to go by Thursday and the regular season starts this weekend.  Fan speculation has it going either way with her.  It sounds like it's between her and one other player for who the final cut will be.  I remain hopeful that Hiedeman makes the final roster.  It would be great to see her be the first Marquette player in the WNBA.

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Re: Congratulations to Natisha Hiedemann!
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2019, 12:14:44 AM »
Congrats to Allazia Blockton who signed a contract with the Chicago Sky today.

Natisha Hiedeman signed a contract with the Connecticut Sun on April 12th.

https://www.wnba.com/transactions/
I wish Milwaukee still had a WNBA team like they had the Milwaukee Does....

I would sign up Blockton as my first pick overall...if I was GM or Coach.

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Re: Congratulations to Natisha Hiedemann!
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2019, 10:09:46 AM »
Hiedeman was the last cut today by the Connecticut Sun :(

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Re: Congratulations to Natisha Hiedemann!
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2019, 11:20:31 AM »
Hiedeman was the last cut today by the Connecticut Sun :(

with their injuries, she could get a strong look from the Seattle Storm.
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Re: Congratulations to Natisha Hiedemann!
« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2019, 12:28:29 PM »
with their injuries, she could get a strong look from the Seattle Storm.

I saw some speculation that LA might consider her.  It would be nice to get a shot with another WNBA team.  I knew it would be tough for to make a WNBA team but it seemed like she had a good shot at making the Sun roster.  How tough for her to be the last cut right before the season starts.  She's in good company with a lot of other players who haven't been able to make a WNBA roster.  Wisconsin native Megan Gustafson who picked up quite a few national player of the year honors her senior year at Iowa just got cut yesterday by Dallas.

If nothing else, I would think both Hiedeman and Blockton would play overseas and can try making a WNBA team as a free agent another year also.

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« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2019, 02:01:51 PM »
I saw some speculation that LA might consider her.  It would be nice to get a shot with another WNBA team.  I knew it would be tough for to make a WNBA team but it seemed like she had a good shot at making the Sun roster.  How tough for her to be the last cut right before the season starts.  She's in good company with a lot of other players who haven't been able to make a WNBA roster.  Wisconsin native Megan Gustafson who picked up quite a few national player of the year honors her senior year at Iowa just got cut yesterday by Dallas.

If nothing else, I would think both Hiedeman and Blockton would play overseas and can try making a WNBA team as a free agent another year also.

they'll make more money playing overseas than they would in the WNBA.
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« Reply #15 on: May 23, 2019, 08:43:20 PM »
they'll make more money playing overseas than they would in the WNBA.

Yes but it's not always about the money.  I imagine Hiedeman would have wanted the chance to play in front of family and friends.  And playing in the WNBA and overseas aren't mutually exclusive of course - many players do both. 

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« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2019, 10:15:27 PM »
It looks like Hiedeman will be playing overseas:

https://twitter.com/LuleaBasket/status/1133996574621741061

I think that's for a team in Sweden

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« Reply #17 on: May 31, 2019, 07:29:10 AM »
Wow.  Look where it is on a map.

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« Reply #18 on: May 31, 2019, 09:28:03 AM »
Wow.  Look where it is on a map.

Damn, going home to Green Bay will be like a tropical vacation for her.
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« Reply #19 on: June 19, 2019, 05:08:26 PM »
The Atlanta Dream signed Natisha Hiedeman today:

https://dream.wnba.com/news/atlanta-dream-sign-natisha-hiedeman/

The Dream are coached by former Marquette player Nicki (Taggart) Collen

Hiedeman is filling a roster spot for a player who is playing for Belarus in the FIBA Women’s Eurobasket in Serbia.  So it may be temporary for us but it's nice to see her get picked up by a WNBA team.

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« Reply #21 on: June 19, 2019, 07:32:46 PM »
Wow.  Look where it is on a map.

Huh. Kinda wedged between Yttrebergnaset, Ornasgriftegarten and Svortostaden.  ?-(

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« Reply #22 on: June 19, 2019, 07:46:59 PM »
AKA. the tri-cities.

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« Reply #23 on: June 23, 2019, 08:24:11 AM »
I see she didn’t get in the game on Friday, but hopefully today.

https://www.wnba.com/game/20190621/ATLCON/

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« Reply #24 on: June 23, 2019, 08:47:26 PM »
I see she didn’t get in the game on Friday, but hopefully today.

https://www.wnba.com/game/20190621/ATLCON/

She didn't play today either.  I'm not sure she'll get a shot to play at all but it would be cool if she got in a game.  She was signed to replace a player going overseas for a tournament so I'm guessing she'll be released when that player is able to play again.  I did notice her on the bench at the start of Friday's game...

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« Reply #25 on: July 03, 2019, 04:35:25 PM »
The bad news is Hiedeman got cut by the Dream without getting into a game.  Her getting cut wasn’t a surprise as her signing was only as a short term replacement.

But the good news is the Connecticut Sun waived the player who made the final roster instead of her and signed her today.  Here’s hoping she can play in a game and become the first MU player to play in a WNBA game.

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« Reply #26 on: July 03, 2019, 07:11:04 PM »
Thanks for the bad-news-to-good-news update.

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« Reply #27 on: July 05, 2019, 08:27:29 PM »
The Connecticut Sun host the Minnesota Lynx on Sat. 7/6 at 1P central on ESPN2 - hopefully Hiedeman can make her WNBA debut in that game.

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« Reply #28 on: July 06, 2019, 02:13:30 PM »
Hiedeman got in the game in the 2nd quarter - woo hoo!  At the half, Connecticut is down by 1 and Hiedeman has 1 rebound and 1 assist in 4 minutes of play. 

Hiedeman just became the first Marquette player to play in the WNBA.

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« Reply #31 on: July 10, 2019, 12:49:55 PM »
And did it against the Atlanta Dream whose head coach is MU alum Nicki Collen

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« Reply #33 on: July 10, 2019, 02:05:25 PM »
I'll need to set up a MU Alumni Club outing to a Connecticut Sun game.

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« Reply #34 on: July 10, 2019, 04:53:10 PM »
And did it against the Atlanta Dream whose head coach is MU alum Nicki Collen

And the Atlanta Dream who signed her and released her without her seeing any action in a game.

10 points today in the 2nd quarter - great to see her getting a chance to play now.

This was a nice article in a CT paper that the Sun tweeted out a link to before today's game:
https://www.theday.com/connecticut-sun/20190709/connecticuts-hiedeman-has-been-through-hamster-wheel-and-back

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« Reply #35 on: July 10, 2019, 04:56:31 PM »
I'll need to set up a MU Alumni Club outing to a Connecticut Sun game.

That would be really cool.  I was bummed to see that they don't go to Chicago any more this year - they made their only trip there before they signed Hiedeman.

I just looked up jerseys while I was on the Sun sight looking at their schedule.  They only have a jersey they sell for one of their players and a custom jersey is $90.  $90 is a bit too steep for me so I guess I'll live without a Hiedeman jersey for now :).
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« Reply #36 on: July 12, 2019, 07:39:23 AM »
Tonight there's a chance to watch Hiedeman on national TV - the Sun host the Mercury at 7P central on ESPN2.

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« Reply #37 on: July 23, 2019, 07:04:53 PM »
Nice article on Natisha in the Athletic. Seems like she is making an impact and Marquette proud.

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« Reply #38 on: August 01, 2019, 05:31:13 PM »
Nice article on Natisha in the Athletic. Seems like she is making an impact and Marquette proud.

 

Hiedeman is getting decent minutes and has been fun to watch.  The Sun are tied for first in the WNBA right now also.

They are on TV again tonight facing the Phoenix Mercury on CBS Sports Network at 6P central.

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« Reply #39 on: September 05, 2019, 09:51:35 AM »
https://twitter.com/RobynNBrown_/status/1169444618842378241

 Connecticut Sun picked up their 9th straight home victory while Natisha Hiedeman
 recorded a career high 9 assists!

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« Reply #41 on: September 05, 2019, 10:39:10 AM »
https://twitter.com/RobynNBrown_/status/1169444618842378241

 Connecticut Sun picked up their 9th straight home victory while Natisha Hiedeman
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Very cool thanks for the update

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« Reply #42 on: September 25, 2019, 08:33:46 PM »
Congrats to the Sun who swept their Semifinal series against the LA Sparks to advance to the WNBA finals.  Natisha Hiedeman got playing time in games 2 and 3.  They open up at Washington on Sunday at 2P central on ESPN.  Go Sun and good luck to Hiedeman!

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« Reply #44 on: February 10, 2020, 08:35:22 PM »
Happy Birthday to Natisha Hiedeman who was signed by the Connecticut Sun to return for 2020 - nice Birthday present :)

https://sun.wnba.com/news/hiedeman-returns-to-sun-in-2020/

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Honest question: will they feature her picture at the Al like they do with the NBA players?
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Honest question: will they feature her picture at the Al like they do with the NBA players?

They should IMHO
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« Reply #48 on: February 11, 2020, 04:46:48 PM »
They should IMHO

I agree especially because she's the first Marquette player to play in the WNBA.  I may have to ask someone about that at one of the upcoming home games.  Now I just have to find a way to get a Hiedeman Sun t-shirt this summer too - hopefully they'll start selling those online and not just at Sun home games - won't make it to Connecticut this summer :).

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« Reply #49 on: February 11, 2020, 08:10:16 PM »
I hope they do as well. She should be right up there with the fellas.
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