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2008 WNBA Season: Veteran forward was the third-leading scorer on the team, averaging double figures in scoring for the third straight season…Averaged 15.8 points over the last nine games of the season…Third in total rebounds (161) and defensive rebounds (121)…Fourth in offensive rebounds (40)…Tied for fifth in assists (47)…Had a career-high 34 made threes, tied for second best on the team…Became just the 12th player in WNBA history to play in 300 games during a win over Washington (6/8)…Scored her 3,000th career point at Phoenix (6/18)…Collected her 300th career assist against Phoenix (6/29)…Reached double figures in 22 games…Had a season-high 28 points against Atlanta (6/27)…Tied her career high with 11 made field goals at Atlanta (8/29)…Had two double-doubles…Pulled down a season-high 12 rebounds at Minnesota (6/10)…Led the Sun in scoring seven times.
In The Playoffs: Averaged 10 points and 4.6 rebounds per game…Had 16 points and six rebounds in Game 1 at New York…Had four assists in Game 3.

2007 WNBA Season: Averaged 10.9 points and 5.0 rebounds to go along with 1.5 assists per game in 2007 … Scored in double-figures 19 times during the season, including two 20+ point performances…scored a season-best 26 points at Chicago (7/21) and was 11-of-16 from the floor in the game…Her 10.9 points per game average was the third time in her career that she averaged 10+ points and the second season in a row…her 5.0 rebounds per game average was a career-high…Whitmore recorded her first double-double as a member of the Fever with 17 points and 15 rebounds…Her 15 rebounds were a career-high, as were the 12 defensive boards that she pulled down in the game…Came off the bench for each of the final games of the 2007 season, averaging 12.1 points and 5.7 rebounds per game as a reserve…Outscored the opposing bench three times as a reserve…Made a career-best three 3-point field goals en route to 17 points at Minnesota (5/29)…Blocked 10 shots during the season and had a season-best two against Sacramento (8/5).
In The Playoffs: Averaged 16.5 points and 5.3 rebounds per game during the 2007 playoffs…recorded a .565 3-point field goal percentage (13-of-23) during the first and second rounds…In the first round, averaged 20.0 points per game against Connecticut, including a 24 point, 14 rebound performance in Game 1 triple-overtime loss in Connecticut (8/23).

2006 WNBA SEASON: A WNBA All-Star for the first time in her eighth season, she averaged 15.7 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 1.8 apg1.36 spg…she helped lead the East to its first ever All-Star Game win, coming off the bench and scoring nine points with four rebounds, a steal and a two blocked shots at Madison Square Garden (7/12) … Having scored 20+ points 10 times in 224 career games in seven seasons prior to 2006, matched that total in 2006 and led the Fever with a total of 528 points…Averaged double-digit points for just the second time in her eight pro seasons and her 15.5 ppg were nearly three points better than her previous best in 2002 … Topped the Indiana scorers 16 times and scored in double figures in all but eight games…On her way to a team-high 26 points at Minnesota (6/2), connected on 11-of-19 from the floor…Her 11 field goals tied a career-high … Tied her career-high with 11 field goals made during another 26-point effort, vs. San Antonio (8/5) … Scored a career-high 29 points against Charlotte (6/18) … Had a career-high 46 steals, including a career-best five against Seattle (6/11).
In The Playoffs: Recorded one of the most outstanding individual efforts in WNBA Playoff history in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference first-round series at Detroit…shooting 15-of-25 from the floor and 10-of-10 at the foul stripe, her 41 points established a new WNBA Playoff record…her second half total of 25 points, which included all 10 free throws was also a WNBA playoff record for a single half...Matched the WNBA Playoff mark with 15 field goals…in the two-game series, averaged 26.5 points and 6.5 rebounds per game.

2005 WNBA SEASON: One of two players (along with Lisa Leslie) to start all 34 games for Los Angles … Averaged 9.6 points and 4.2 rebounds per game…Scored a season-best 21 points at Washington (5/16)…Tallied 20 points at Houston (7/23) including a career-best 12-of-13 from the foul line…Her 42 assists were the then-best of her career and included a career-best five vs. Seattle (6/24).
In The Playoffs: Averaged 9.0 points and 1.5 rebounds per game in two contests…Scored 15 points in 29 minutes at Sacramento (9/2)…was 5-of-10 from the floor in the game, including a perfect 1-of-1 from behind the arc.

2004 WNBA Season: While playing in all 34 games for the Sparks, averaged 6.2 points and 3.1 rebounds in 17.5 minutes per game…Started five games and scored in double figures nine times…Led Los Angeles with a season-high 18 points against Minnesota (9/17)… went a season-best 8-of-8 from the foul line and 5-of-10 from the floor in the game.
IN THE PLAYOFFS: Saw action in three games, averaging 3.3 points and 2.0 rebounds…scored six points and pulled down three rebounds at Sacramento (9/24).

2003 WNBA Season: Played in all but one of 34 games for New York, including 29 starts…Averaged 8.2 points an 3.7 rebounds per game…Finished her fifth season with the Liberty ranked among the franchise's top-five in career points (1,394), rebounds (561), field goals made (543) and attempted (1,211), field goal percentage (.450), free throws made (305) and attempted (446), blocked shots (98) and minutes played (3,814).

2002 WNBA Season: Started every game and lifted scoring average to a career-high 12.7 points per game, more than five points over the previous season…Also averaged 4.4 rebounds per game, second on the team, and 1.34 blocks per game…Led the team in blocks with 43…Blocked a career-high five shots vs. Washington (8/8)…Scored 20 points with seven rebounds at Orlando(8/13)…Finished second on the team in field goal percentage (.477)…Named the WNBA Player of the Week for the week ending 7/22, after helping lead the Liberty to two wins with an average of 19 points including 13-of-21 from the floor, 3.5 rebounds and two steals…Scored a then-career-high 28 points vs. Phoenix (7/8)…Registered the 1,000th point of her career at Indiana (7/19)…Scored in double-figures 23 times including five consecutive double-digit performances…Pulled down a season-high nine rebounds vs. Houston (7/28).
IN THE PLAYOFFS: In the Liberty's run to the WNBA Finals, led team in scoring (16.1 points per game) and field goal percentage (.548)…Also shot 26-of-37 from the free throw line (.703) and was second on the team in rebounds with 36…In the first-round series with the Fever, averaged a team-high 19.7 points per game and shot 65.9 percent from the floor…Scored 10 or more points in seven of eight playoff games including two games with 20+ points…Posted then-career playoff-highs of 24 points and 10 field goals in Game 2 vs. Indiana (8/18).

2001 WNBA Season: While playing in all 32 games with 29 starts, averaged 7.1 points and 3.0 rebounds per game… Shot .432 from the floor (96-of-222) from the floor on the season…Scored a season-high 23 points with six rebounds in a victory at Sacramento (6/19)…Scored 17 points on 8-of-10 shooting against Detroit (7/18).
IN THE PLAYOFFS: Started all six playoff games, averaging 7.0 points per game on 40.9 percent shooting from the floor (18-of-44) to go along with 3.7 rebounds per game … Played a huge offensive role in the first-round series victory over Miami, averaging 10.7 points per game on 13-of-24 shooting (.542).

2000 WNBA Season: Was a strong presence inside as a starter and off the bench in her second season…Appeared in all 32 games for New York with 16 starts…Averaged 8.7 points and 3.3 rebounds over 21.5 minutes per game…Led the Liberty in scoring on five occasions…Scored 15 points on 7-of-11 shooting (.636) in the season opener at Houston (5/29)…Scored a season-high of 17 points three times: vs. L.A. (6/25); vs. Cleveland (7/3) and vs. Miami (7/8)...Grabbed a season-high six rebounds vs. Indiana (6/30)…Tallied her first career double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds at Miami (8/6).
IN THE PLAYOFFS: Was second on the team with 11.6 points per game while also pulling down 3.9 rebounds per game…Scored a team-high 19 points in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals vs. Cleveland…Scored in double-figures five times in seven games…Pulled down a playoff-best eight rebounds vs. Washington (8/14).

1999 WNBA Season: Made an instant impact during her rookie campaign, coming off the bench in 26 games and making one start…Averaged 7.9 points and 3.9 rebounds per game over 21.2 minutes per game…Missed five games (7/3 to 7/11) due a left ankle sprain.
IN THE PLAYOFFS: Saw action in all six playoff games, averaging 5.8 points and 1.7 rebounds per game…Posted 10.0 points and 1.7 rebounds during the Eastern Conference Finals against Charlotte.

Other Professional Experience: Was a member of the Gambrinus Brno squad in Brno, Czech Republic, that advanced to the EuroLeauge Final Four … Averaged 10.6 points and 4.1 rebounds per game in 16 EuroLeague contests…Spent the 2006-07 offseason with Lotos Gydnia of the Polish League until the club was eliminated from EuroLeague competition, when she signed with star-studded Spartak Moscow…Spartak beat Ros Casares of Spain, 76-62, in the deciding game of the EuroLeague Finals…Scored eight points and had three rebounds in 22 minutes in the championship game…in eight EuroLeague games with Spartak, averaged 9.0 points and 4.0 rebounds per game…Prior to joining Spartak, averaged 16.5 points and 6.0 rebounds to lead Lotos … Played for Mourenx in France during the 2005-06 offseason, where she averaged team-highs of 22.8 points and 9.9 rebounds per game, and was named the French League’s MVP…Shot a team-high 53.1 percent from the floor…Also topped the team in free throws made (127), attempted (151) and free throw accuracy (.841)…Shot 36 percent from 3-pt range and her 27 3-pt field goals were second-best on the team … Helped Perfumerias Avenida to the regular-season and postseason championship of the Spanish LFB in 2004-05 by averaging 20.6 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game…In eight EuroCup games, averaged 23.3 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game … Played in six EuroCup games for Canarias of the Spanish LFB in 2003-04 and averaged 25.5 points, 9.8 rebounds and 34.2 minutes per game. Made five Ronchetti Cup appearances for Canarias of Spain during the 2001-02 offseason, averaging 17.4 points, 7.8 rebounds and 34.6 minutes per game.

College: Averaged 26.3 points a game for Memphis in her senior season to lead the nation in scoring, and lead Memphis to its first national ranking since 1984-85…A finalist for the 1998-99 Naismith Award, she was named 1999 honorable mention Kodak All-America and Second Team All-America by the Associated Press…Was the Conference USA Player of the Year in 1998 and 1999…Scored a school-record 45 points vs. Arkansas State in the Women's NIT…Posted 46 career double-doubles and finished her career as the second-leading scorer in Lady Tigers history with 2,488 career points…Averaged 20.7 points and 7.9 rebounds per game while shooting 60.6 percent from the field during her college career…Scored in double-digits in 83 of her last 84 collegiate games.


Personal

Nickname is “Miko”…Parents are Gwendolyn and Glenn Glover…Mother was a member of the barnstorming All-American Redheads women’s basketball team, similar in concept to the Harlem Globetrotters, that played exhibition basketball games between the 1930s and 1960s…Has three siblings, Niesha Whitmore and Aufeya and Beaujalais Glover…Received a degree in exercise and sport science from the University of Memphis (12/99)…if not for basketball, she would "probably have entered the Marine Corps after graduation because I always wanted to do the obstacle course"…Would like to pursue a career in coaching after her playing career is over…Remembers, "in my first high school game, my cousin broke the school record with 45 points in one game, and it was in all the papers. I made up my mind to play and break it myself"…in 1995, she did, with a 49-point effort…Would like to play one-on-one against Pete Sampras in basketball and tennis because of his unyielding work ethic…Credits Memphis coach Joyce-Lee McNelis for her basketball development…Pregame ritual includes arriving at the arena three hours before game time for 90 minutes of meditation…Enjoys trucks and automobiles, golf, reading and writing poetry…One of her fondest memories during her first season in Indianapolis were a pair of visits to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway… Has done a great deal of charity work in the Memphis area, especially speaking to children at school…Says she can draw almost anything she sees…Is most proud of being able to speak to people about being successful and share her experiences with others...Is the author of a kid’s book entitled, “Rookie: Tamika Whitmore’s First Year in the WNBA.”

Career Transactions

Selected by the New York Liberty in the third round (30th overall) of the 1999 WNBA Draft…Signed with the Los Angeles Sparks as a free agent on April 4, 2004…Signed with the Indiana Fever as a free agent on March 17, 2006…Acquired from the Indiana Fever in exchange for Katie Douglas on Feb. 19, 2008.

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