Hayes, Swanier make Atlanta's opening day roster
Hayes was drafted in the second round by Atlanta in last month's WNBA draft while Swanier was signed as a free agent in the offseason.
The Dream cut veteran guard Coco Miller and put forward/center Erika de Souza on the suspended list since she is currently away from the team training with Brazil's Olympic team. The decision to release Miller was a surprising one. She is coming off a season when she started five games and her 7.3 points per game were her highest since the 2003 season when she played with Washington. Miller also had more assists than turnovers in each of her three seasons with the Dream.
By my count there will be 11 former UConn players when the WNBA opening-day rosters are announced tomorrow. Here's the team by team breakdown of ex Huskies.
Atlanta: Tiffany Hayes, Ketia Swanier
Chicago: Swin Cash
Connecticut: Tina Charles, Kalana Greene, Asjha Jones, Renee Montgomery
Minnesota: Maya Moore
Phoenix: Charde Houston, Diana Taurasi
Seattle: Sue Bird