WNBA’s Atlanta Dream Sign Three Players to Training Camp Contracts

ATLANTA, Ga. (Apr. 19, 2024) – The Atlanta Dream announced today the signings of guard Taj Cole, guard/forward Elizabeth Balogun, and center Khaalia Hillsman to training camp contracts.

Cole, a 2021 Virginia Tech graduate, posted averages of 9.6 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 6.5 assists per game in her senior year campaign, earning ACC All-Defensive Team honors. For the past three seasons, Cole has played in Athletes Unlimited.

Balogun graduated from Duke in 2023, in her senior season she averaged 10.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1 steal per game. She recently represented the Nigerian national team at the 2024 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Belgium, recording 9 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 assists across three games.

Hillsman, a standout at Texas A&M, earned consecutive All-SEC Second Team honors in 2017 and 2018. The 6’5″ center set an Aggie record with a 59.3% field goal percentage over her four years. Hillsman made her WNBA debut last season with the Chicago Sky.


About Atlanta Dream:

The Atlanta Dream is a professional women’s basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia, that strives to build a place where our team, our fans and our city come together to represent the community we seek to serve. We celebrate diversity, represent Atlanta, and empower women both on and off the court. The team currently plays home games at the Gateway Center Arena @ College Park and has qualified for the WNBA Playoffs in nine of its first 16 seasons. To learn more about the Dream and purchase 2024 season tickets, please visit dream.wnba.com/tickets or call 877-977-7729.