Haiden Palmer

Haiden Denise Palmer (born March 28, 1991 in Moreno Valley, California) is an American professional basketball player who last played for TK Hannover in the Damen-Basketball-Bundesliga.

Haiden Denise Palmer
Personal information
Born (1991-03-28) March 28, 1991
Moreno Valley, California
Listed height173 cm (5 ft 8 in)
Career information
High schoolVista del Lago
(Moreno Valley, California)
WNBA draft2014 / Round: 3 / Pick: 29th overall
Selected by the Indiana Fever
Playing career2014–present
Number3, 5
Career history
2014Indios de Mayagüez
2014–2015Elizur Natanya
2016–2017Herner TC
2017–2018TSV 1880 Wasserburg
2018–2019TK Hannover
Career highlights and awards


College career

Palmer started her college basketball with Oregon State in 2009 and averaged 10.8 points for the 2009–10 season. She left Oregon after the season, along with several of her teammates due to their dissatisfaction with coach LaVonda Wagner, and joined Gonzaga[1][2] where she played until 2014. She was named the 2011-12 WCC Newcomer of the Year and the 2013 WCC Most Outstanding Player at the WCC Women's Basketball Championship. She helped Gonzaga to three WCC regular-season titles, two WCC Tournament Championships and three NCAA Tournaments, reaching the Sweet 16 in 2012.[3][4] After her senior season in 2014, she was recognized as an honorable mention All-American by the Associated Press.[5][6]

Professional career

Palmer was drafted by the Indiana Fever in the 2014 WNBA Draft[7][8] but was waived on May 12. Her first professional stop was with Indios de Mayagüez of the Baloncesto Superior Nacional Femenino in 2014.[9] She spent the 2014–2015 season with Elizur Natanya in Israel where she averaged 15.1 points and 7.2 rebounds in 19 games.[10]

In 2015 she signed with Snæfell of the Icelandic Úrvalsdeild kvenna.[11] Snæfell started the season by winning the Icelandic Super Cup on 11 October 2015, beating Grindavík 79-45, where Palmer had 22 points and 8 assists.[12] In February 2016, she helped Snæfell to the Icelandic Basketball Cup finals.[13] In the Cup finals, Haiden had a triple-double with 23 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists in Snæfell's 78-70 victory over Grindavík and was named the Cup Finals MVP.[14]

Palmer led Snæfell to a 3-2 victory over Haukar in the Úrvalsdeild finals. She was named the Finals MVP after she broke Olga Færseth's 22-year old scoring record by scoring 134 points in the five games.[15] After the season she was named the Úrvalsdeild Foreign Player of the Year.[16]

Palmer signed with Herner TC of the Damen-Basketball-Bundesliga for the 2016–2017 season[17] where she averaged 13.2 points, 4.8 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 2.9 steals in 22 games.[18]

She moved to TSV 1880 Wasserburg in 2017 and helped the club to both the DBBL and cup finals. She also played for the club in the EuroCup Women, averaging 11.8 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.6 steals per game.[19]

In July 2018, Palmer signed with TK Hannover of the DBBL.[19]

Awards and accomplishments

Club Honours



Individual Honours



  1. Lindsay Schnell (29 June 2010). "Oregon State women's basketball program loses Haiden Palmer to Gonzaga". The Oregonian. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  2. Jayda Evans (7 January 2011). "Where are they now: Former Oregon State G Haiden Palmer". Seattle Times. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  3. "Ex-Gonzaga guard Palmer to play for USA All-Star Team". KXLY. 18 June 2015. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  4. "Gonzaga's Haiden Palmer drafted by Fever". Spokesman.com. 14 April 2014. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  5. Jayda Evans (1 April 2014). "Gonzaga senior guard Haiden Palmer an AP honorable mention All-American". Seattle Times. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  6. "WNBA.com: Prospect: Haiden Palmer". wnbaallstarstreetjam.com. Archived from the original on 19 May 2018. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  7. Jayda Evans (16 April 2014). "Gonzaga guard Haiden Palmer drafted; Lisa Mispley Fortier hired". Seattle Times. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  8. "Palmer Selected in WNBA Draft". SWX Right Now. 15 April 2014. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  9. "Mayagüez regresa a su ruta ganadora". metro.pr. 26 August 2014. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  10. "Haiden Palmer". safsal.co.il. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  11. "Íslandsmeistararnir semja við nýjan Kana". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 21 August 2015. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  12. Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (11 October 2015). "Gunnhildur aftur með og Snæfell burstaði Grindavík". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  13. Tómas Þór Þórðarson (11 February 2016). "Vill vinna fyrir fólkið í bænum". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  14. Ingvi Þór Sæmundsson (13 February 2016). "Umfjöllun, viðtöl og myndir: Snæfell - Grindavík 78-70 - Bikarinn í Hólminn í fyrsta sinn". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  15. Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (27 April 2016). "Haiden Palmer setti nýtt stigamet í lokaúrslitum kvenna". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  16. "Helena og Craion bestu leikmennirnir". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 5 January 2016. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  17. Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (4 October 2016). "Ólík byrjun hjá tveimur Íslandsmeistarakönum Snæfells". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  18. "Damen Basketball Bundesliga - Haiden Palmer". dbbl.de (in German). Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  19. Juliane Hoehne (4 July 2018). "Hannover adds Palmer to their roster". Eurobasket.com. Retrieved 8 July 2018.

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