Tamika Catchings ● 6 - foot - 1 ● Forward

Bio:

The reigning WNBA Most Valuable Player is the best two-way player in the league, impacting every aspect of the game on a nightly basis. She is arguably the best defensive player that the WNBA has ever seen and the most intense player whenever she steps on the court.

A two-time Olympic Gold Medalist, Catchings may not lead the team in scoring or rebounding, but she fills every category of the stat sheet in a way that few players ever have. A bench player in her previous Olympic appearances, Catchings will now play a more prominent role as one of only three veterans with two Olympics under her belt.

National Team Experience:
Gold Medals: 2010 FIBA World Championship, 2008 Olympic Games, 2008 FIBA Diamond Ball Tournament, 2004 Olympic Games, 2002 FIBA World Championship, 2002 Opals World Challenge, 1998 R. William Jones Cup, 1997 FIBA Junior World Championship.

WNBA Team:
Indiana Fever

Role on National Team:
Defensive powerhouse

Quote:
On Team USA chemistry: "Every single one of us brings something positive to this team so for us itís just about bringing it all together so we can win this."

2012 Stats:

MinutesPointsBlocksReboundsSteals
WNBA31.3 18.2 0.7 7.4 2.0
Exhibition19.2 8.8 0.6 4.83.4

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Last week, Lauren Hill of Mount St. Joseph University courageously took the floor for her first college game, refusing to let an inoperable brain tumor keep her from achieving her dream Ė and WNBA stars Elena Delle Donne and Tamika Catchings were on hand to lend their support.

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