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Tasha Butts | 1
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2006
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Position:  G
Born: Mar 10, 1982
Height: 5-11 /  1,8
Weight: 160  lbs. /  72,6  kg.
College : Tennessee '04
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BACKGROUND

2004:
Collected 13 points at Seattle on May 20, her first WNBA game ... Hit three treys in that game, and two vs. the Mystics on May 28 ... Played in 30 games, all off the bench ... Had the Lynx' lowest turnover ratio, averaging one miscue every 18.4 minutes ... Pulled down a season-high six rebounds twice (June 11 at Los Angeles, May 26 at San Antonio) ... Played a season-high 30 minutes against the Silver Stars ... Handed out a season-high four assists in back-to-back games against San Antonio (June 24) and Los Angeles (June 27) ... Selected by the Lynx in the second round (20th overall) of the WNBA Draft on April 17 ... Signed on April 23. More...

COLLEGE:
2003-04: Named to the All-Midwest Regional Team ... Named to the All-SEC Second Team by the league's coaches ... Selected to the All-SEC Third Team by the Associated Press ... Averaged 10.4 ppg, 2.9 apg and 5.4 rpg ...Connected on six three-pointers and recorded a season-high 37 points at Vanderbilt (2/15) ... Hit a running layup with 1.7 seconds remaining in regulation against Stanford to help Tennessee advance to the Final Four ... Sank a pair of free throws with 0.2 seconds remaining in regulation to help lift Tennessee to a 71-69 win over Baylor in the NCAA Midwest Regional semifinals ... Scored career-high-tying 16 points and nine rebounds in the contest .... Averaged 11.0 ppg, 6.5 rpg and 4.0 apg in the NCAA Tournament ... Ranks seventh in career three-pointers (103) and in career free throw percentage (79.2%) at Tennessee ... Led the team in assists (95) ... Ranked second in the SEC in three-point shooting (43.0%). 2002-03: Played in all 38 games and earned 33 starts ... Averaged 6.3 ppg and 4.8 rpg, while shooting 79.5% from the charity stripe ... Third on the team in assists (2.6 apg) ... Recorded seven double-figure games and tallied the first double-doubles of her career ... Tossed in 11 points and grabbed 10 rebounds at Texas, and added 11 points and 11 rebounds against TCU ... Scored 15 points against Auburn in the SEC Tournament ... Hauled down a career-high 15 rebounds against Georgia ... Had 16 games of 3+ assists, including a career-high six assists against Penn State in the NCAA Tournament ... In the stretch of road games against #2 Connecticut, #12 Notre Dame and #21 Texas, was the team's leading rebounder (7.7 rpg) and second-leading scorer (10.7 ppg) ... Hit two or more three-pointers 10 times. 2001-02: Earned 17 starts in 34 games ... Averaged 4.3 ppg and 3.0 rpg ... Recorded two games in double digits, including a career-high- tying 16-point effort versus Old Dominion ... Turned in a career-high and team best eight rebounds versus Louisiana Tech. 2000-01: Played in all 34 games her freshman season ... Turned in 4.7 ppg and 2.0 rpg ... Connected for double figures in six games ... Registered a career-high 16 points at Alabama ... Canned 52.0% of her treys over the last 11 games of the season ... Scored 10 points in both NCAA Tournament appearances.

PERSONAL

  • Parents are Spencer and Evelyn Butts
  • Has an older sister, Denise, and an older brother, Spencer
  • Aunt Valerie Freeman played for Pat Summitt and the Lady Vols from 1983-85
  • Cites former Tennessee All-American Tamika Catchings as an influence on her game
  • Majored in sport management

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    Tasha Butts Links
  • 2004 photo gallery
  • Feature story: Hard Work Paying Off (August 2004)
  • Lynx Visit Bridging, Inc. (June 2004)
  • Get To Know Tasha Butts (April 2004)



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