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Natisha Hiedeman's Bio

About Natisha Hiedeman

Position: Guard

Height: 5-8

Weight: 135

Date of Birth: Feb. 10, 1997

College: Marquette

High School: Green Bay Southwest (Green Bay, Wis.)

Transactions: Drafted with the 18th overall pick by the Minnesota Lynx in the 2019 WNBA Draft, and was traded to the Connecticut Sun in exchange for Lexie Brown in a draft-day trade. Waived by Connecticut prior to the start of the 2019 season. Signed by the Atlanta Dream on June 19, 2019 as a EuroBasket replacement for Alex Bentley, then waived by Atlanta on July 1, 2019. Claimed off waivers by Connecticut on July 3, 2019. Signed to a contract by the Sun on February 10, 2020.

Career Highlights:

  • Has played in 110 regular season games with 40 starts.
  • Career totals include 778 points, 193 rebounds, 257 assists, 85 steals and 12 blocks.
  • Currently sits at 10th all-time in three-point field goals made in Connecticut Sun history (156).

2022 WNBA Season (with Connecticut):

  • Appeared in all 36 regular season contests for Connecticut, starting 31. 
  • Finished with 329 points, 63 rebounds, 118 assists, 42 steals and four blocks.
  • Averaged a career-best 9.1 points, 3.3 assists and 1.2 steals per game in 2022.
  • Tallied her 500th career-point in a loss to Dallas on 5/24.
  • Dished out her 200th career-assist in a loss to Chicago on 6/29.
  • Tied her career-high with 19 points in a win over Minnesota on 7/24, sinking a career-high five three-point field goals.
  • Notched a career-high five steals in a win over Washington on 7/3, while playing a career-high 40 minutes.
  • Appeared and started in all 12 playoff contests.
  • Finished the 2022 postseason with 98 points, 25 rebounds, 36 assists, eight steals and three blocks.
  • Dished out a postseason career-high nine assists in the Game 3 win over Las Vegas, while playing a playoff career-high 34 minutes.
  • Now sits at 12th all-time in scoring (174), eighth all-time in assists (62), 12th all-time in steals (13) and third all-time in three-point field goals made (34) in Connecticut Sun postseason history.

2021 WNBA Season (with Connecticut):

  • Played in all 32 games for the Sun and started in five (5/14 at ATL, 5/16 vs PHX, 5/21 at PHX, 5/23 at LVA and 5/25 at SEA).
  • Finished the season with 242 points, 644 minutes played, 58 rebounds, 60 assists, 27 steals and 51 three-pointers made.
  • Nabbed her 100th career assist in the game against MIN (5/30).
  • She earned her 300th point in the game against New York on 6/5/21.
  • Scored in double-figures ten times this season and had a career high 19 points in the game against Indiana (5/19).
  • Scored a new career high 4 three pointers in two games this season (5/25 vs SEA and 7/3 vs IND).
  • Earned a new career high finishing with eight rebounds (5/14 vs ATL).
  • Played in all four playoff games against Sky
  • Finished with 36 points, 3 rebounds, 12 assists, 3 steals, and 2 blocks in the series
  • Averaged 9 points and 3 assists per game
  • Went 11-22 from the floor (50%) and 9-15 from three (60%), including shooting 5-6 in game 4 (10/6)
  • Had 5 assists in game 2 (9/30)
  • Totaled 72 minutes of play in the series, averaging 18 minutes per game

2020 WNBA Season (with Connecticut):

  • Competed in all 22 regular season games and made four starts in her second year in the league. Also appeared in all seven postseason matchups.
  • Tallied 134 total points, 42 rebounds and 41 assists. Averaged 6.1 points and 1.9 rebounds and assists. Shot 35.4 percent from the field, 35.9 from behind the arc and 70 percent from the freethrow line.
  • Scored 22 points during the post season, including nine assists and five made three pointers on eight attempts.
  • Recorded a career-high 16 points and six FGM against Phoenix (9/9) and a career-high seven rebounds against Seattle (8/4).
  • Scored 14 points in 17 minutes against Las Vegas (9/20) on four made three point field goals, the most of her post season and regular season career.

2019 WNBA Season (with Connecticut and Atlanta):

  • Picked up by the Atlanta Dream for 13 games before the Sun claimed her off waivers on July 3
  • Appeared in 20 regular season games and seven Playoff games in her rookie season
  • Finished with 73 points, 30 rebounds and 38 assists
  • Went 24-of-58 from the field, 13-of-28 from behind the arc and shot 50% from the free throw line (12-of-24)
  • Recorded a season-high 10 points against Atlanta (7/10)
  • Dished out a season-high nine assists against Dallas (9/4)
  • Played in seven games in the WNBA Playoffs, shooting a combined 60 percent from the field, 66.7 percent from beyond the arc and 100 percent from the line in five minutes per game, tallying up a total of 18 points (2.6 per game)
  • Scored 8 points in the playoffs, twice – first against Los Angeles (9/22) in the WNBA Semifinals and again against Washington in the fourth game of the WNBA Finals
  • Against the Sparks (9/22), added on two rebounds and an assist


  • In the 2020-21 offseason, Natisha Hiedeman signed with Maccabi Ironi Ramat Gan. With the team she won the Israel State Cup in a 73-72 victory over Elitzur Ramla. This was the team’s fifth championship.
  • During the 2019-2020 season, Hiedeman competed for Lulea Basket in Sweden.

College: Just the third player in Marquette history to be drafted into the WNBA (Abbie Willenborg, 2000 and Angel Robinson, 2011); her selection at 18th overall is the highest pick in program history and the highest pick in the BIG EAST since conference realignment. Finished her career at Marquette as the program’s third all-time leading scorer, just 27 points shy of the program record. First Marquette player to reach 300 made three-pointers, and finished sixth on the team’s all-time assist chart.

Personal: Brother is Sandy Cohen III, who plays for Maccabi Tel Aviv of the Israeli Premier League and the EuroLeague and also played for Marquette for two seasons.

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