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Tamera Young #1 Forward

Tamera Young

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Background

2013:
Played in 33 games (started eight)…played a season high 30 minutes on August 2… Scored a season high of 17 points vs. New York on July 2.

2012:
Young played in 33 games (started 24) setting a career high for minutes played per game (24.4)…Averaged 8.2 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game...Became the sixth Sky player to surpass the 1000 point career mark…Finished the season with 1069 points.

2011:
Young played in 33 games in the regular season and started 19… She averaged 7.9 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 1.3 assists per game ... Tamera surpassed the 100 steal mark this season and set a career high seven steals on August 20th at Washington … Set a career high in rebounds per game with 15 on August 9th at Connecticut…Of those 15 rebounds, 11 of them came on the defensive side.

2010:
Young started 22 of 32 games in her fourth WNBA season and first full season with the Sky… Averaged 6.8 points, 3.1 rebounds and a career-high 1.6 assists in 18.6 minutes per game … Young scored a season-high 15 points against Connecticut on July 1 … On August 4 she scored 14 points and grabbed seven rebounds against the Sparks.

2009:
Acquired by the Chicago Sky from Atlanta in exchange for Armintie Price on August 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 August 22.

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

International:
In the 2010/2011 offseason Young played for Basket Landes in France. In the 2011/2012 offseason Young played for Istanbul Universitesi in Turkey then moved to play in Israel for Ashdod.

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 Greg Young and Lynda Nichols-Brown and John Brown
  • Has a brother, A.J., and two sisters, Nikia and Valerie
  • Nickname is Tee
  • Hobbies include watching movies and shopping
  • Lists the Bible as her favorite book
  • Favorite actress is Sanaa Lathan and favorite actor is Denzel Washington
  • Wears her hair in pigtails during most games, a superstition that started in college
  • First player from James Madison to play in the WNBA
  • Majored in Kinesiology with a concentration in sports management and a minor in business at James Madison
  • Attended same high school (Laney High School) as Michael Jordan.
  • Career Transactions

    Selected by the Atlanta Dream in the first round (eighth overall) of the 2008 WNBA Draft. Acquired by the Sky in exchange for Armintie Price on August 12, 2009.