Look back at 2010: Tamera Young
Tamera Young enjoyed one of the most productive seasons of her young WNBA career in her first full year with the Sky in 2010.
The third-year forward started a career-high 22 games. From June 15 through August 17 she started every game averaging 21.3 minutes and 7.6 points per game and scored in every game except one.
Young was instrumental in two huge Sky wins over that stretch as well. After splitting two games with Connecticut and heading back towards the .500 mark the Sky, at 7-9, met the Sun at Allstate Arena on July 1 needing a win. Young obliged having arguably her best offensive game of the season.
Less than a minute into the game Tamera set the tone for the game sinking an early 3-pointer to spark the Sky. The 6-foot 1-inch slasher took the ball to the rim too, making layups in the fourth quarter to put the Sky up 21 and then 13 to end a Sun run. She ended up with a season-high 15 points on 5-of-7 shooting from the field. She was also a perfect 2-of-2 from 3-point range as the Sky sunk the Sun, 92-80.
With the Sky hovering around .500 and attempting to keep pace in the Eastern Conference playoff race the Los Angeles Sparks came to town and Young was ready. She played a season-high 31 minutes and ended up with a season-high six defensive rebounds. She was one of six Sky players to score in double figures with 11 points in helping the Sky to an 80-68 win.
Young also proved to be one of the Sky’s best perimeter defenders. With lengthy reach and quick feet she was able to guard smaller guards as well as wing players. She was often matched up against the opposition’s best scorers.
After having one of the best seasons of her career, Sky fans should have good reason to look forward to seeing Young in 2010.
Click here for Tamera Young's 2010 photo gallery.