Tammy Sutton-Brown #8 Center
- Born: Jan 27, 1978
- Height: 6-4 / 1,93
- Weight: 199 lbs. / 90,3 kg.
- College: Rutgers
- Years Pro: 12
2012 Fever Player Bio Pages (pdf)
One of three returning Fever starters from the 2009, 2010 and 2011 Fever playoff squads, Sutton-Brown enters the 2012 season as one of the league’s most athletic and accomplished centers…she was selected to her second All-Star Game in 2007 and ranks among the league’s all-time leaders in rebounds (13th, 1,917) and blocks (5th, 528)...she has averaged 9.4 points and 5.1 rebounds in five full seasons with Indiana…before joining the Fever, she spent her entire WNBA career in Charlotte, where she averaged 9.5 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.49 blocks while shooting 48.5 percent from the field in six seasons...she has started all but 24 out of 355 games in her career...she scored the 2,000th point of her WNBA career in 2007, and became one of six players in league history with 2,000 career points and 300 career blocked shots…reaching the 400-block plateau in 2009, Sutton-Brown became the fifth player in WNBA history with 3,000 points, 1,500 rebounds and 400 blocks (Margo Dydek, Lisa Leslie, Lauren Jackson, Katie Smith) in 2010…she is one of seven players to eclipse 1,000 career points in a Fever uniform.
Off the court, Sutton-Brown launched a children’s book in August 2011, featuring characters Cree and Scooter whose eventual series will feature travels around the world that reflect some of Sutton-Brown’s own globetrotting experiences.
PRO - WNBA
2011: One of three Fever players to see action in all 34 games, she started in 26 averaging 5.5 points and 3.1 rebounds per contest…she scored in double figures three times including a season-high 15 points vs. Washington, 9/7…she had a career high five steals at Chicago, 9/4…she posted a season-high five blocked shots vs. Chicago, 6/4 and vs. Washington, 9/7.
2010: Sutton-Brown started in all 34 games, averaging 8.1 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per contest…she scored a season-high 18 points in consecutive games of a West Coast road trip, at Phoenix, 8/8 and at Los Angeles, 8/10...she had 10 games with double-figure scoring…she posted a season-high 10 rebounds in a win at Chicago, 7/6…she tied a career high with 10 free throws made in an overtime loss to Minnesota, 8/22.
2009: Sutton-Brown started in 25 of 27 games, averaging 9.9 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game…she won Eastern Conference Player of the Week honors for the week of 6/29-7/5, averaging 18 points, 11.5 rebounds and 3.0 blocks…against Connecticut, 7/2, she had 14 points and season-highs of 14 rebounds and five blocks…she scored a season-high 22 points on two occasions – vs. Atlanta, 7/5, and vs. Chicago, 7/15…she tied Ebony Hoffman for second on the team in double-doubles with three…she was third on the team in field goal percentage…Sutton-Brown was fifth in the WNBA in blocks per game.
2008: Sutton-Brown averaged 11.8 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game while starting all 33 games in which she appeared…she scored in double figures 20 times with three games of 20 points or more…she eclipsed her previous career high with 23 points in a 3OT loss at New York, 6/26…she later established a new career scoring high with 26 points on the final day of the regular season against Phoenix, 9/14…she posted a career-high 15 rebounds in the 3OT game at New York, 6/26, and had five double-doubles overall…she set a new single-season franchise record with 57 blocked shots.
2007: Sutton-Brown finished the season averaging 12.0 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game…she started 33 of 34 games and was selected to the WNBA All-Star Game for the first time in her career…she had multiple steals nine times in 2007…through the first 18 games of the season, she was the league's best shooter from the field, having made 56.4 percent of her shots…she finished ninth in the league with a mark of 48.5 percent…she scored 10+ points in 22 of 30 games, more than any other player on the team…she was fifth in the league with an average of 1.40 bpg…she had three or more blocked shots seven times…she played, but did not start in the Fever’s opening game only because of a return from Turkey one day earlier.
2006: Sutton-Brown averaged 11.2 ppg along with a team-best 5.9 rpg and 1.83 bpg, while shooting .488 percent from the field in 30 games...she finished the season ranked second in the WNBA in blocked shots...she rejected two or more shots 18 times...she blocked a season-high five shots against Indiana, 6/9...she tied her career high with 22 points on 8-14 FG vs. Minnesota, 7/25...she led the team in scoring on seven occasions and finished with 19 games in double-figures...she posted six straight games in double figures from 7/14 to 7/22...she recorded three double-doubles...she grabbed the 1,000th rebound of her career vs. Sacramento, 7/1...she collected a season-high 12 rebounds at Detroit, 7/19...she missed two games with a right knee bruise and two games due to lower back spasms.
2005: She averaged 9.4 ppg, 5.3 rpg and 1.09 bpg while shooting 50.9 percent from the field...she led the team and finished ranked among WNBA league leaders in field goal percentage (sixth), blocks (11th) and rebounds (19th)...she recorded her 200th career block at San Antonio, 6/2, becoming the 10th woman in WNBA history to reach that plateau...she played a career-high 40 minutes vs. New York, 8/12.
2004: She averaged 9.6 ppg, 6.2 rpg and 2.09 bpg and finished the season second in the league in blocks and 12th in rebounds...she grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds and recorded her 1,000th career point vs. Indiana, 6/26...she tied her career high with 22 points vs. Connecticut, 9/15...she posted a career-high and franchise-high six blocked shots vs. the Fever, 7/28...her 71 blocked shots set a single-season franchise record.
2003: She averaged 8.4 ppg, 5.9 rpg and 25.4 mpg...she led the team in scoring three times and in rebounding 16 times.
2002: She was named to the Eastern Conference All-Star Team...she set career highs with 22 points and 10 FGM vs. Orlando, 7/17...she finished the season ranked fourth in the WNBA with a mark of 53.1 percent from the field and she was 15th in the WNBA with 6.0 rpg.
2001: As a rookie, she played in 29 of 32 games, starting the last 21...the Sting was 17-4 with her in the starting lineup…she ranked third among WNBA rookies with a field goal percentage of .490 and was third with 1.34 bpg, third with 4.4 rpg and tied for 10th with 6.8 ppg...she ranked 10th overall in the WNBA in blocked shots...she became the second Canadian to play in the WNBA (Charlotte’s Kelly Boucher, 1998)...in her second start of the season, 6/29, she posted her first career double-double with then-career highs of 20 points and 10 rebounds.
Starting 39 of 40 career postseason games, she has averaged 9.8 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.4 blocked shots per game…her career scoring high in the playoffs was a 22-point effort in the deciding fifth game of the 2009 WNBA Finals…she has twice reached the WNBA Finals (with Charlotte in 2001 and Indiana in 2009), and has made eight appearances in the playoffs overall.
2011: Sutton-Brown started in all six Fever postseason games averaging 9.5 points and 6.8 rebounds… her three assists vs. Atlanta, 9/25 were a playoff career high…she had a playoff career-high five offensive rebounds vs. Atlanta, 9/27… she scored 11 points and had nine rebounds in Game 3 of the East Finals vs. Atlanta, 9/27.
2010: In a three-game series with the New York Liberty, Sutton-Brown averaged 9.7 points and 4.3 rebounds…she had 10 points in a Game 1 loss, followed by 14 in a Game 2 win.
2009: Sutton-Brown made her third straight WNBA Playoffs appearance with Indiana…she started all 10 games and averaged 9.9 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game…she was third on the team in field goal percentage and matched Tamika Catchings for the Fever lead with 14 blocks…Sutton-Brown was fifth among WNBA playoff leaders in blocks per game…in Game 5 of the WNBA Finals at Phoenix, 10/9, she had a career playoff-high 22 points on 8-of-13 shooting…she averaged 15.2 points and 5.2 rebounds in the WNBA Finals…she scored in double figures in 8 of 10 playoff games.
2008: Sutton-Brown averaged 14.7 points and 5.3 rebounds during a three-game playoff series with Detroit…it was the highest playoff scoring average of her career…she posted a career playoff high 19 points in an overtime win in Game 2 of the series, 9/21, then scored a Fever-high 20 points in a Game 3 loss, 9/23…she made 20-of-21 free throws in the series.
2007: Sutton-Brown averaged 7.0 ppg and 4.7 rpg during a playoff run that ended in the Eastern Conference Finals…she posted career playoff highs in virtually every category, including a 17-point, 10-rebound double-double in Game 3 of the Eastern Finals at Detroit, 9/3…her six blocked shots against the Shock, 8/31, was one shy of the WNBA Playoffs record.
2003: She appeared in both of Charlotte's postseason games vs. Connecticut, one as a starter and one off the bench...in those two games, she totaled four points and six rebounds in 32 minutes.
2002: In two games, she totaled 15 points and 12 rebounds...she shot 7-14 from the floor.
2001: Helping lead the Sting to their first-ever appearance in the WNBA Finals, she started all eight playoff games and averaged 7.5 ppg and 3.3 rpg...in Game 2 of the WNBA Finals, she was the only Charlotte player to score in double figures with 12 points on 5-9 FG and 2-3 FT...she also blocked four shots in that game, which is tied for second most in WNBA Finals history...in Game 3 of the first-round series with Cleveland, she was 6-6 from the floor.
PRO - OVERSEAS
2010-11: Sutton-Brown played the final half of the Turkish season with Fenerbahce, helping her club to a fifth consecutive Turkish League crown.
2009-10: Sutton-Brown completed her fourth straight season with Fenerbahce in the Turkish League.
2008-09: She led Fenerbahce to the Turkish League’s best record (17-3) and a third consecutive TBBL championship by averaging 12.5 ppg and 6.0 rpg in 24 regular season games…she was fifth in the Turkish League with an average of 1.2 blocks per game…in 15 Euroleague games, she averaged 13.8 ppg, 6.0 rpg and 1.1 bpg while shooting 55.9 percent from the floor and 73.8 percent from the foul line.
2007-08: Playing for Fenerbahce in Istanbul, Turkey, she averaged 14.8 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1.4 blocked shots per game in 18 appearances…she shot better than 56 percent (.565) from the field and nearly 70 percent (.698) from the foul line while helping Fenerbahce to a second straight Turkish title.
2006-07: In 16 EuroLeague contests, Sutton-Brown averaged 11.9 ppg and paced Fenerbahce in Turkey with 7.4 rpg...in its first season in EuroLeague competition, Fenerbahce battled EuroLeague runner-up Ros Casares to overtime in a best-of-three deciding game, but was eliminated by the Spanish power just one game from the EuroLeague Final Four...Fenerbahce finished the TBBL regular season with a 20-2 record and eventually won the TBBL championship.
2005-06: Playing for Dynamo Moscow, she averaged 9.1 ppg, 6.0 rpg and 1.3 bpg in 33 Russian Superleague games...in 14 EuroLeague games, she averaged 9.4 ppg, 7.4 rpg, 1.0 spg and was second in the league with an average of 1.9 bpg.
2004-05: She played for VBM-SGAU Samara in the Russian Superleague, where she averaged 7.1 ppg, 4.1 rpg and 1.5 bpg in nine league games...in EuroLeague competition, she averaged 1.6 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 2.4 spg and 1.0 bpg in seven outings...she also played one EuroCup game for USK Blex Praha of the Czech Republic, scoring 10 points with five rebounds, two assists, three steals and three blocked shots.
2003-04: She played for the Kumho Life Falcons in the Women's Korean Basketball League in Korea.
2002-03: She played for VBM-SGAU Samara in the Russian Superleague.
2001-02: She played for Kumho Life Falcons of the WKBL.
A member of the 2000 Canadian Olympic team, she averaged 10.3 ppg and 7.3 rpg in Sydney in 2004...she also played with the Canadian Junior National Team in high school.
A member of the first Scarlet Knights team (1999-00) ever to reach the NCAA Women’s Final Four, she ranks third in Rutgers’ history with a .574 field goal percentage, fourth with 148 blocked shots and tied for first with 130 games played...she finished her college career ranked eighth on Rutgers career charts with 304 free throws made, 12th with 685 rebounds and 16th with 1,246 points.
1999-00: As a senior, she was named to the All-Big East Third Team after leading the Scarlet Knights in scoring (12.0 ppg), field goal percentage and blocks...she ranked third on the team in rebounds while advancing to the Final Four.
1998-99: Named Rutgers' Most Improved Player for the third straight season, she led the team in field goal percentage (.517) and blocks and ranked third in scoring (9.2 ppg) and rebounding (5.1) as a junior...she was named to the Big East All-Tournament Team after scoring 39 points and grabbing 17 rebounds in three games.
1997-98: As a sophomore, she shot over 67 percent (.673) from the floor and ranked second in the Big East in field goal percentage; setting a school single-season field goal percentage record in the process...she was named Big East Player of the Week twice and at the end of the season was named to the All-Big East Third Team.
1996-97: As a freshman, she led the team in field goal percentage (.541) and blocks and was the team’s third-leading rebounder (4.9 rpg).
PersonalSutton-Brown is the daughter of Jean and Monroe Sutton-Brown...she operates a charitable foundation in her hometown near Toronto and conducts basketball clinics each fall…she introduced a children’s book in late August 2011 entitled, “Cree and Scooter Hit the Slopes in British Columbia”…it is intended as the first of a series involving Cree, a small girl who travels the world in her dreams; and Scooter, a chameleon who accompanies her…Sutton-Brown is working on a second book which features a trip to the Great Wall of China…through her foundation, she launched a Day of Pampering during Christmas 2008 in which she offered a massage, spa and other women’s pampering opportunities for ladies at a shelter for battered women…she conducted a similar opportunity for local women in Indianapolis in Summer 2009, and held a second annual event in Toronto last December…she was honored with the Harry Jerome Award for Athlete of the Year during her prep career...she led Markham District High School to the regional championship all four years of high school and provincial silver medals in 1992 and 1993...she lists her favorite movie as “The Shawshank Redemption” and her favorite TV show as “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”...she lists her favorite food as ribs and her favorite athlete as Serena Williams. Sutton-Brown’s first children’s book was launched at an event last summer at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. Cree, a young girl in the likeness of Tammy, herself, travels the world in her dreams with Scooter, a chameleon, as her trusty sidekick. Sutton-Brown already is preparing a second book in which Cree & Scooter visit the Great Wall of China.