Posts by Hunter Cruse

Hunter Cruse covers the Atlanta Dream and the WNBA Draft for The Next.

Spain's Alicia Flórez shooting a floater in FIBA U18 contest.

Why Spain’s Alicia Flórez could make the WNBA one day

August 8, 2023

‘Rarely have I seen someone celebrate each positive action on defense; her energy is contagious’

Assistant coach Barbara Turner, pictured alongside Rhyne Howard, Monique Billings and Allisha Gray

How Atlanta Dream’s team-building and draft approach changed the franchise’s trajectory

August 5, 2023

Inside how the Dream’s Dan Padover and Tanisha Wright are leading the organization toward title contention

Atlanta Dream guard Danielle Robinson (3) during the WNBA game between the Atlanta Dream and the Connecticut Sun at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA on July 20, 2023.

How Danielle Robinson’s impact for the Dream goes beyond the box score

August 1, 2023

Haley Jones: ‘DRob is one of the best leaders I’ve had the opportunity to play with’

Atlanta Dream forward Laeticia Amihere (7) warms up before the WNBA game between the Atlanta Dream and the Connecticut Sun at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA on June 15, 2023. Photo Credit: Chris Poss

1-on-1: Laeticia Amihere talks draft process and the joy of basketball

July 31, 2023

‘You always hear different things about where you’ll get drafted, sometimes it works out, sometimes it doesn’t, and it ended up working out for me’

Atlanta Dream forward/guard Haley Jones (13) with the ball during the WNBA game between the Atlanta Dream and the Connecticut Sun at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA on June 15, 2023. (Photo Credit: Chris Poss, The Next)

1-on-1: Haley Jones talks rookie season experience and music interest

July 26, 2023

‘Winning to me means more than any individual stat or any individual accolade’

Diamond Miller looks down the court on July 5th, 2023 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota

1-on-1: Diamond Miller talks draft night and rookie season in Minnesota

July 20, 2023

‘I think the pace of play is pretty much the same for me’

Ohio State wing Cotie McMahon pictured smiling with text 'FIBA U19 Preview'

Top prospects to watch at 2023 FIBA U19 World Cup

July 12, 2023

A tournament for the stars of tomorrow begins Saturday

Atlanta Dream wing Rhyne Howard pictured in road game at the Sun.

Red-hot Rhyne Howard-led Dream extend win streak to five games

July 10, 2023

Howard scores 30 or more points for the second time this season

Iliana Rupert defends Sylvia Fowles in a game from the 2022 season

How ‘familiar face’ Iliana Rupert bolsters Dream bench

July 5, 2023

Rupert’s 3-point shooting and size will be major add to Dream rotation

Atlanta Dream's Rhyne Howard (10, gray) drives to the basket in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, June 28, 2023.

Inside Rhyne Howard’s historic 43-point performance

July 2, 2023

‘They need to put some respect on my name’