Robocoko’s Player of the Week: Natisha Hiedeman

By: Robocoko
Posted: May 21, 2021

Throughout the WNBA season, I’ll be highlighting players who’ve made their mark each week, off and on the court. Utilizing the Down Low Database, my collection of player profiles, we’ll learn all about the athletes who often don’t receive enough coverage in major outlets.


Natisha Hiedeman

a/k/a Swaggy or T-Spoon

The Basics

Natisha is a 5’7″ point guard who was drafted out of Marquette in 2019. Although she was originally cut from the Connecticut Sun in 2019, she was brought back midseason and has played for the team ever since. T-Spoon is known for her high basketball IQ, scrappy defense, and three-point shooting.

How She Made Her Mark this Week

With Jasmine Thomas not with the team for the start of the season, Natisha Hiedeman was tasked with filling the starting point guard spot for the Sun’s first three games. And she made her presence known, leading the Sun to their 3-0 season start with three career games in a row:

  • Game 1: 9 points /Career-high 8 rebounds
  • Game 2: Career-high 17 points / 4 steals
  • Game 3: New career-high 19 points / 6 assists / 3 steals

(Stats from Across the Timeline)

While she’ll be back to her former role leading the Sun’s iconic bench squad when Thomas comes back on Wednesday, Hiedeman has shown she’s prepared to contribute whenever she steps on the court. As Swaggy put it: “Whenever my number gets called up, I’ll be ready. It’s gonna be a good season.”

Other Things to Know about Swaggy


For more on Natisha Hiedeman, see her profile on the Down Low Database.

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 Photo credit: AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack

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