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Tynesha Lewis | 1
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Position:  G
Born: May 8, 1979
Height: 5-10 /  1,78
Weight: 152  lbs. /  68,9  kg.
College : North Carolina State '01
Career Highlights
  • Holds career averages of 2.8 points, 0.5 assists and 1.7 rebounds in 46 games with the Comets
  • Has seen action at every position on the floor with the exception of center
  • Totaled a career-high eight rebounds and scored three points at Portland on July 12, 2001
  • Posted a career-high 11 points vs. Minnesota on August 13 , 2001
  • Member of the U.S. National Select Team in the summer of 1998.
  • Four-time All-ACC selection at North Carolina State
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    2005 Season:
    Joined the Lynx midway through the season, her fifth in the WNBA, Saw action in 11 games for Minnesota, scoring 2.5 ppg in 8.2 mpg, Activated on Aug. 10, after missing four games with plantar fasciitis in her left foot; she'd been placed on the Injured List on July 31, Scored eight points July 17 vs. Connecticut, passing the 500-point plateau for her WNBA career, Made her Lynx debut July 13 vs. Detroit, Played in 10 games for Charlotte before being waived, netting 4.7 ppg in 16.6 mpg, Scored a season-high 11 points June 4 vs. Minnesota, and logged a career-high 32 minutes June 12 vs. Seattle, Grabbed a season-high six rebounds May 21 vs. Washington.

    2004 Season:
    Saw action in all 34 games, starting twice… Averaged a career-best 7.2 points along with 1.7 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 18.1 minutes…Scored a career-high 19 points on July 8 vs. Seattle…Posted 10 double figure games and led or tied the team in scoring on two occasions…Tied her career high with four assists on July 24 vs. Washington…Recorded a career-high four steals on September 19 at Detroit…Also set new career highs in field goals made (6-three times), field goals attempted (13-July 20 vs. New York), three-point field goals attempted (5-July 18 at New York), free throws made (5-two times) and free throws attempted (6-two times)…Led or tied the team in assists three times… Connected on two clutch buzzer-beating shots during the season -- a driving lay-up as time expired to give the Sting a 59-57 victory over San Antonio on June 15 and a three-pointer at end of overtime to force an additional period, as the Sting defeated Los Angeles 68-63 on June 20.

    2003 Season:
    Saw action in 23 games for the Sting…Averaged 3.0 points and 1.4 rebounds…Shot 41.9 percent from the floor and 91.7 percent (11-12) from the free throw line…Scored a season-high 13 points on August 14 vs. Washington. Playoffs: Averaged 7.0 points, 1.4 rebounds and 14.5 minutes…Scored a career playoff high with nine points on August 28.

    2002 Season:
    Averaged 2.8 points and 1.7 rebounds…Played in 17 games and averaged 12.3 minutes…Scored a season and then-career high 12 points against Phoenix on May 29…Tallied a season-high four rebounds against Detroit on July 6…Placed on the Injured List with a sprain of the right fifth finger on August 8.

    2001 Season:
    Played in 29 games, averaging 3.3 points and 2.1 rebounds in 14.4 minutes…Ranked 17th among the WNBA rookies with 2.1 rebounds…Totaled a career-high eight rebounds on July 12 at Portland…Posted a season-high 11 points vs. Minnesota on August 13.

    Played with the Houston Stealth of the National Women’s Basketball League during the 2002 offseason.

    During the 2004-05 offseason, played with ACIS SUFI LEON in Spain…Played with Elitzur Ramla in the Israeli League in 2003 .

    Four-time All-ACC selection at North Carolina State…As a senior, was the only ACC player to earn Player of the Week honors twice in a season …Member of the 1998 and 2001 NCAA Tournament All-East Regional Team…In 2001, led NCSU to its first conference championship in 10 years… Was the first ever Wolfpack basketball player (male or female) to post a triple-double… As a senior, ranked second on Wolfpack team in scoring and rebounding (13.3 ppg and 5.4 rpg)…Served as the team's captain her junior and senior seasons...Majored in chemistry and biology.


  • Born Tynesha Rashaun Lewis on May 8, 1979, in Macclesfield, NC
  • Has one brother, Mandrake
  • Teamed with Edgecombe County High Schools in North Carolina to present “The Answer” on March 29, 2003, relaying a motivation message to teens on issues such as alcohol use, drug abuse and suicide
  • Was president of her college sorority Delta Sigma Theta
  • Her high school basketball jersey was retired on May 19, 1997
  • Member of the U.S. National Select Team in the summer of 1998
  • Likes to play ping pong, volleyball and video games
  • Would like to play one-on-one against former Duke and current Memphis Grizzlies standout Shane Battier
  • Chooses jersey number “20,” which means “second to none”
  • Prays before each game
  • Her favorite book is The Bible and her favorite movie is "The Color Purple"
  • Started her own business called IZDOABLE
  • Served as a graduate assistant coach at her alma mater during the 2003-04 offseason.

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