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Tamera Young's Bio

About Tamera Young

 

Transactions: Drafted with the 8th overall pick of the 2008 WNBA Draft by the Atlanta Dream…Traded to the Sky on August 12, 2009, in exchange for Armintie Price… Traded to the Atlanta Dream along with Imani McGee-Stafford and a 2018 second round pick for Atlanta’s 2018 first round draft pick on July 31, 2017.

2017 WNBA Season (Traded from Chicago):  Played 24 games for Chicago before being traded to the Dream on July 31…Saw minutes in 11 games for the Atlanta Dream…Averaged 8.3 points and 3.3 rebounds on the season…In first start for Dream, finished with 14 points and five boards vs Connecticut (8/15)…Scored 18 points in 7-10 shooting vs Minnesota (7/08)…Scored 16 points vs Indiana (6/18)… Scored 21 points at San Antonio (6/10)…Scored 18 points and was perfect from the free throw line vs Atlanta (5/19).

2016 WNBA Season: Tamera started in 20 out of 32 games played…She played a season high of 40 minutes vs. Atlanta Dream…She scored a season high of 24 points vs. Seattle Storm…Tamera had 9 rebounds (4 times) during the season…She had 4 assists (4 times) during the season…Tamera made a season high of 10 field goals during a game vs. Seattle Storm…

2015-16

Averaged 4.5 points and 2.9 rebounds per game…missed 15 games due to a thumb injury…scored a season-best 14 points and grabbed six rebounds on 8/4  against Indianarecorded back-to-back games scoring in double figures on 8/29 at Atlanta and  8/30 vs. Connecticut, scoring 10 points in both games.

2014-15

Averaged 6.7 points and 5.1 rebounds…played in all 34 regular season games with Chicago, the first time she played in all 34 games in her career…shot 43.8 percent from the field, tallying 136 defensive rebounds on the year…recorded her first career double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds against New York on 6/18…tied a season-high in rebounds with 12 vs. Washington on 7/7…played 200th career game on 6/27 at New York…scored 16 points, her most on the year, on 8/26 at Atlanta.

2013-14

Averaged 5.6 points and 3.8 rebounds…played in 33 games (started eight)…played a season high 30 minutes on 8/2…scored a season high of 17 points vs. New York on 7/2.

2012-13

Averaged 8.2 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game…played in 33 games (started 24) setting a career high for minutes played per game (24.4)…became the sixth Sky player to surpass the 1000 point career mark…finished the season with 1069 points.

2011-12

Averaged 7.9 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 1.3 assists per game…played in 33 games in the regular season and started 19…surpassed the 100 steal mark and set a career high seven steals on 8/20 at Washington…Set a career high in rebounds per game with 15 on 8/9 at Connecticut…Of those 15 rebounds, 11 of them came on the defensive side.

2010-11

Averaged 6.8 points, 3.1 rebounds and a career-high 1.6 assists in 18.6 minutes per game…started 22 of 32 games in her fourth WNBA season and first full season with the Sky…scored a season-high 15 points against Connecticut on 7/1…On 8/4 she scored 14 points and grabbed seven rebounds against the Sparks.

2009-10
Acquired by the Chicago Sky from Atlanta in exchange for Armintie Price on 8/12…Started 6 of 10 games played with the Sky…Averaged five points and three rebounds in 12.9 minutes per game with Chicago…Scored a season-high 14 points in a 76-67 loss against Detroit on 8/22…averaged 12.7 points and 1.3 rebounds in eleven games with Dream.

2008
Averaged 7.3 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game…appeared in 33 games for the Dream, including 15 starts in her rookie season…scored a career-high 26 points against Detroit on 6/29…Recorded a career-high 13 rebounds against San Antonio on 6/18…tied for second on team in rebounding (4.2 rpg)…tied for single-game record for steals (5 vs. Washington on 6/20).

Playoff History

2016

Tamera played 30 (2 times) during last season playoffs…She scored a playoff season high of 16 points vs. Atlanta Dream…She had a playoff season high of 6 rebounds and 6 assists vs. Los Angeles Sparks…

2015

Appeared in all 3 games of the Eastern Conference semifinals series against the Indiana Fever…averaging 1.3 points and 3 rebounds in 2 minutes per game

2014

Appeared in nine games during the Sky’s run to the WNBA finals…averaging 7.4 points and 4.2 rebounds in 29.8 minutes per game.

2013

Made two appearances…averaged 3.5 points and 1.5 rebounds in 16.5 minutes per game.

International Career

2015-16

Played for Montaneras de Morovis of the Puerto Rico Pro League…averaged 22.2 points, 9.8 rebounds and 2 assists per game.

2014-15

Played alongside Erika De Souza for Uninassau/Americana in Brazil…averaged 14.5 points and 4.4 rebounds per game

2013-14:

Played four games for Maccabi BNOT Ashod…averaged 8.8 points and 6.8 rebounds.

2011-12

Played for Istanbul-Universitesi-SK in Turkey…averaged 14.2 points and 6.4 rebounds…transferred to Maccabi BNOT Ashdod…averaged 13.2 points and 5.5 rebounds…earned league MVP honors…won Israel Cup

2010-11

Played for Basket Landes in France…averaged 12.2 points and 6.3 rebounds.

 2009-10

Played for Abdullah-Gul-University-Kayseri in Pankup, Turkey…averaged 15.8 points and 5.6 rebounds.

2008-09

Played for SK-Cesis of the Latvia-NBL…won a LSBL championship.

College

First player from James Madison to play in the WNBA…Holds CAA and school career scoring record (2,121)…Second on JMU and CAA career rebounding list (1,127) and only the second player in school history with more than 1,000 rebounds…School-record season points (693) and season scoring average (20.4)…School record career scoring average (16.7)…School-record career steals (275)…School-record career starts (125)…School-record 44 consecutive games in double figures…School-record 38 points in a single game…CAA Player of the Year (2007-08)…Associated Press All-America honorable mention as a senior…Leading scorer (20.4) and rebounder (10.4) in the CAA as a senior…Earned all-CAA first team honors three times…Named to the Richmond Times-Dispatch All-State First-Team three times…Named to the CAA All-Tournament and All-Defensive teams as a sophomore…Named to the CAA All-Rookie team as a freshman…Set the freshman record for steals.

Personal

Daughter of late Greg Young and Lynda Nichols-Brown and John Brown…has a brother, A.J., and two sisters, Nikia and Valerie…cousin, Willie Williams, was a cornerback for the National Football League Pittsburgh Steelers and a 13-year NFL veteran (Steelers 1993-96, 2005; Seattle Seahawks 1997-2003)…nickname is Tee…first player from James Madison to play in the WNBA…attended same high school (Laney High School) as Michael Jordan.

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