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Tamera Young's Bio

About Tamera Young

 

WNBA In The News Overseas College High School Personal
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SOCIAL MEDIA

Twitter @tyoung11
Instagram @tyyoung11
Web Site tyoungone.com

 

WNBA TRANSACTIONS

April 9, 2008 Drafted by the Atlanta Dream in the first round (No. 8 overall) in the 2008 WNBA Draft
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Aug. 12, 2009 Traded to the Chicago Sky in exchange for Armintie Price
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July 31, 2017 Traded to the Atlanta Dream, along with Imani McGee-Stafford and a 2018 second round pick (Kristy Wallace), in exchange for Atlanta’s 2018 first round draft pick (Diamond DeShields)
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Feb. 1, 2018 Signed as a free agent by the Las Vegas Aces

 

WNBA CAREER 

2018 (Las Vegas—Photo Gallery)

  • Led or tied for the team lead in scoring on 2 occasions, in rebounding 6 times, and in assists 10 times
  • Scored 10 or more points on 18 occasions, and 20 or more points 1 time
  • Scored a season-high 23 points in the season opener at Connecticut on May 20
  • Recorded 1 double-digit rebounding effort—10 on July 22 vs. Indiana
  • Handed out a career-high 9 assists at Indiana in June 12
  • Picked up a season-high 4 steals vs. Chicago on July 5
  • Scored the first regular season points in Aces’ history

2017 (Chicago/Atlanta)

  • Scored a season-high 21 points at San Antonio on June 10
  • Grabbed a season-high 8 rebounds at Minnesota on May 14
  • Handed out a season-high 5 assists on 5 occasions
  • Recorded a season-high 4 steals on 2 occasions

2016 (Chicago)

  • Scored a season-high 24 points vs. Seattle on September 2
  • Grabbed a season-high 9 rebounds on four occasions
  • Handed out a season-high 4 assists on four occasions
  • Recorded a season-high 3 steals vs. Minnesota on September 13

2015 (Chicago)

  • Scored a season-high 14 points vs. Indiana on August 4
  • Grabbed a season-high 7 rebounds at Indiana on June 14
  • Handed out a season-high 5 assists vs. Tulsa on September 11
  • Picked up a season-high 4 steals vs. Indiana on June 5

2014 (Chicago)

  • Scored a season-high 15 points vs. Los Angeles on June 6
  • Grabbed a season-high 12 rebounds on 2 occasions
  • Handed out a season-high 3 assists on 2 occasions
  • Picked up a season-high 3 steals on 2 occasions

2013 (Chicago)

  • Scored a season-high 17 points vs. New York on July 20
  • Grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds vs. Indiana on September 6

2012 (Chicago)

  • Scored a season-high 19 points at New York on September 7
  • Grabbed a season-high 8 rebounds vs. New York on July 6 .
  • Handed out a season-high 4 assists at Minnesota on June 23
  • Recorded a season-high 3 steals on three occasions

2011 (Chicago)

  • Scored a season-high 20 points vs. Connecticut on June 23
  • Grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds vs. Connecticut on August 9
  • Handed out a season-high 5 assists vs. Connecticut on July 26
  • Recorded a career-high 7 steals at Washington on August 20

2010 (Chicago)

  • Scored a season-high 15 points at Connecticut on July 1
  • Grabbed a season-high 7 rebounds on 2 occasions
  • Handed out a season-high 5 assists at Atlanta on August 17

2009 (Atlanta/Chicago)

  • Scored a season-high 14 points, and recorded a season-high 3 steals vs. Detroit on August 22
  • Grabbed a season-high 5 rebounds vs. Phoenix on August 18

2008 (Atlanta)

  • Scored a career-high 26 points at Detroit on June 29
  • Grabbed a season-high 13 rebounds, and handed out a career-high 7 assists vs. San Antonio on June 18
  • Recorded a season-high 5 steals at Washington on June 20

 

TAMERA YOUNG IN THE NEWS

 

OVERSEAS CAREER 

2018-19 [Bnot Hertzeliya—Israel (D1)] 

  • Finished first on the team in assists and three-point field goal percentage, and second in scoring, rebounding and steals
  • Scored in double figures in 19 games, including 8 games of 20 or more, and a season-high 31 vs. Petah Tikva on March 11
  • Grabbed 10 or more rebinds on 5 occasions, including a season-high 18 vs. Holon on March 14
  • Recorded 4 double-doubles
  • Handed out a season-high 10 assists on January 7 vs B. Yehuda
  • Picked up a season-high 5 steals vs. Rishon Le-Zion on January 14

2016-17 [Shanxi—China (WCBA)] 

  • Scored in double-figures in all 9 games, including 6 games of 20 or more points, and a season-high 35 vs. Bayi on January 3
  • Grabbed 10 or more rebounds on 3 occasions, including a season-high 14 vs. Heilongjiang on January 17
  • Recorded 3 triple-doubles
  • Handed out a season-high 4 assists vs. Heilongjiang on January 17
  • Picked up a season-high 6 steals vs. Bayi on January 3

2015-16 [Morovis—Puerto Rica (BSNF)] 

  • Team advanced to the BSNF semifinals
  • Scored in double figures on 14 occasions, 20 or more points 5 times, and 30 or more points twice, including a season-high 31 vs. Mayaguez on October 10
  • Grabbed 10 or more rebounds on 9 occasions, including a season-high 16 vs. Carolina on November 9
  • Recorded 9 point-rebound double-doubles
  • Handed out a season-high 5 assists vs. Ponce on October 29

2014-15 [Uninassau/Americana—Brazil (LBF)] 

  • Team finished with the second-best record in the league, and advanced to the LBF Finals
  • Named to the LatinBasket.com All-Imports Team, and All-Brazilian LBF Honorable Mention
  • Scored in double figures on 22 occasions, and scored a season-high 20 points 2 times
  • Grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds vs. Recife on March 14, while scoring 13 points for her lone double-double of the year
  • Handed out a season-high 5 assists vs. Sao Jose on November 30
  • Picked up a season-high 6 steals vs, Maranhao on January 24

2013-14 [Maccabi Ashdod—Israel (D1)] 

  • Won the Israeli Supercup
  • Scored in double figures on 2 occasions, including a season-high 14 points on November 4
  • Posted her lone double-double of the season when she scored 10 points and grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds vs. Hap Petah Tikva on November 11
  • Handed out a season-high 4 assists vs. Bnot Hertzeliya on October 29
  • Recorded a season-high 3 steals vs. H.R. Le-Zion on November 4

2011-12 [Istanbul-U.-SK—Turkey (KBSL)] 

  • Scored in double figures on 9 occasions, including 1 game of 20 or more points—24 vs. TED Ankara on November 13
  • Grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds vs. Samsun on October 22, and added 15 points for her lone double-double of the season
  • Handed out a season-high 6 assists on 2 occasions
  • Picked up a season-high 5 steals vs. Botas on November 19

2011-12 [Maccabi Ashdod—Israel (D1)] 

  • Team finished with the best record in the regular season and won the league championship … Named MVP of the championship
  • Scored 10 or more points on 15 occasions, and 20 or more points 3 times, including a season-high 22 vs, Hapoel T-A on March 12
  • Grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds on 2 occasions
  • Posted two point-rebound double-doubles
  • Handed out a season-high 5 assists vs. Ganei Tikva on April 9
  • Picked up a season-high 4 steals on 5 occasions

2010-11 [Basket Landes—France (LFB] 

  • Scored 10 or more points on 15 occasions, and 20 or more points 2 times
  • Scored a season-high 22 points vs. Union Hainaut on April 2
  • Grabbed 10 or more rebounds 4 occasions, including a season-high 11 rebounds on 2 occasions
  • Recorded 2 point-rebound double-doubles
  • Handed out a season-high 5 assists on 4 occasions
  • Picked up a season-high 5 steaks on April 2 vs Union Hainaut

2009-10 [Kayseri—Turkey (KBSL] 

  • Scored in double figures on 10 occasions, and 20 or more points 2 times, including a season-high 23 vs. Cankaya on November 1
  • Grabbed a season-high 11 rebounds and posted her lone point-rebound double-double on November 15 vs. Ceyhan Bld.
  • Handed out a season-high 4 assists vs. Fenerbahce on December 6
  • Recorded a season-high 4 steals on 2 occasions

2008-09 [Extugasa Vilagarcia—Spain (D4)] 

2008-09 [Extugasa Vilagarcia—EuroCup (EC)] 

  • Scored in double figures on 5 occasions, including a pair of season-high, 26-point games
  • Grabbed a season-high 12 rebounds on November 20 vs. Tarbes, and added 12 points for her lone double-double of the season

2008-09 [SK-Cesis—Latvia (LSBL)] 

  • Won LSBL Championship

 

OVERSEAS STATISTICS 

Year Team League G Min FG FGA FG% 3G 3GA 3G% FT FTA FT% OR DR REB A S B TO PF PTS Avg
2008-09 SK-Cesis LSBL
2008-09 Extugasa Vilagarcia D4 11 279 47 119 .395 5 26 .192 25 38 .658 8 34 42 9 12 1 32 124 11.3
2008-09 Extugasa Vilagarcia EC 6 195 37 85 .435 2 14 .143 22 33 .667 15 24 39 7 8 2 16 98 16.3
2009-10 Kayseri KBSL 12 306 63 144 .438 10 27 .370 41 60 .683. 17 53 70 25 23 0 31 177 14.8
2010-11 Basket Landes LFB 21 655 99 244 .406 2 13 .154 56 91 .615 30 102 132 55 40 7 60 65 256 12.2
2011-12 Istanbul-U.-SK KBSL 10 321 48 148 .324 3 5 .600 43 70 .614 18 46 64 30 22 3 30 34 142 14.2
2011-12 Maccabi Ashdod D1 21 609 107 258 .415 4 26 .154 60 78 .769 35 83 118 43 41 4 55 65 278 13.2
2013-14 Maccabi Ashdod D1 4 104 14 42 .333 0 1 .000 7 13 .538 8 19 27 11 5 1 7 11 35 8.8
2014-15 Uniassau/Americana LBF 24 676 143 289 .495 5 19 .263 58 80 .725 27 79 106 52 61 7 47 55 349 14.5
2015-16 Morovis BSNF 15 528 123 279 .441 5 17 .294 39 66 .591 32 112 144 38 6 64 47 290 19.3
2016-17 Shanxi WCBA 9 264 75 187 .401 9 31 .290 33 45 .733 14 59 73 14 22 2 25 31 192 21.3
2018-19 BNot Hertzeliya D1 23 863 145 337 .430 24 65 .369 60 93 .645 52 142 194 100 40 4 70 71 374 16.3
Latvian League (LSBL)
Spanish League (D4) 11 279 47 119 .395 5 26 .192 25 38 .658 8 34 42 9 12 1   32 124 11.3
EuroCup (EC) 6 195 37 85 .435 2 14 .143 22 33 .667 15 24 39 7 8 2   16 98 16.3
Turkish League (KBSL) 22 627 111 292 .380 13 32 .406 84 130 .646 35 99 134 55 45 3 30 65 319 14.5
French League (LFB) 21 655 99 244 .406 2 13 .154 56 91 .615 30 102 132 55 40 7 60 65 256 12.2
Israeli League (D1) 48 1576 266 637 .418 28 92 .304 127 184 .690 95 244 339 154 86 9 132 147 687 14.3
Brazilian League (LBF) 24 676 143 289 .495 5 19 .263 58 80 .725 27 79 106 52 61 7 47 55 349 14.5
Puerto Rican League (BSNF) 15 528 123 279 .441 5 17 .294 39 66 .591 32 112 144 38   6 64 47 290 19.3
Chinese League (WCBA) 9 264 75 187 .401 9 31 .290 33 45 .733 14 59 73 14 22 2 25 31 192 21.3
Totals 156 4800 901 2132 .423 69 244 .283 444 667 .666 256 753 1009 384 274 37 358 458 2315 14.8

 

COLLEGE

Career (James Madison, 2004-08)

  • Finished her career ranked first in JMU history in scoring average, steals, games started, double digit scoring efforts (112), and consecutive double-digit scoring efforts (44)
  • Ranked second in program history and the CAA in career rebounds
  • Ranked first in the CAA in career scoring

Senior (James Madison, 2007-08)

  • Named Honorable Mention All-American (AP)
  • Named CAA Player of the Year
  • Named All-CAA First Team
  • Named CAA Player of the Week (November 11, December 31, March 9)
  • Team tri-captain
  • Led the CAA in scoring average and rebound average
  • Established school records for points in a season, and scoring average
  • Scored a school-record 38 points on March 20 vs. Radford
  • Became just the second player in program history with more than 1,000 career rebounds
  • Broke JMU career scoring record of 1,760 points, held by Meredith Alexis (‘07), with a three-pointer on January 24 vs. Hofstra

Junior (James Madison, 2006-07)

  • Named All-CAA First Team
  • Named CAA Player of the Week (January 1, January 15)
  • Preseason All-CAA First Team
  • Finished the year ranked ninth on the program’s career scoring list (1,428)
  • Posted her first career double-double (11 points, 10 assists) against SMU on January 11
  • Scored her 1,000th career point on December 18 vs. Savannah State

Sophomore (James Madison, 2005-06)

  • Named All-CAA First Team
  • Named CAA All-Tournament
  • Named CAA All-Defensive Team
  • Named CAA Player of the Week (4 times)
  • Ranked 27th in the nation in rebounds
  • Ranked third in the CAA in scoring and steals, fourth in rebounding, 11th in three-point field goal percentage and made three-pointers
  • Ranked first on the team in steals, an second in scoring rebounding and assists
  • Grabbed a season-high 20 rebounds on December 18 at East Carolina which is tied for the third highest total in program history

Freshman (James Madison, 2004-05)

  • Named to the CAA All-Rookie Team
  • Named CAA Rookie of the Week (December 5, January 23)
  • Led the team in steals and made three-pointers
  • Ranked second on the team in scoring and rebounding
  • Set the program record for steals by a freshman

COLLEGE STATISTICS 

Year Team League G GS Min FG FGA FG% 3G 3GA 3G% FT FTA FT% OR DR REB A S B TO PF PTS Avg
2004-05 James Madison CAA 29 28 906 139 330 .421 33 102 .324 88 138 .638 60 143 203 44 72 12 103 80 399 13.8
2005-06 James Madison CAA 31 31 1032 181 460 .393 47 161 .292 76 116 .655 100 207 307 78 70 7 96 92 485 15.6
2006–07 James Madison CAA 33 32 1070 192 478 .402 48 144 .333 112 150 .747 80 185 265 77 68 11 95 100 544 16.5
2007-08 James Madison CAA 34 34 1160 259 632 .410 14 71 .197 161 247 .652 125 227 352 103 65 25 131 97 693 20.4
Totals 127 125 3722 771 1900 .406 142 478 .297 437 651 .671 365 762 1127 302 275 55 425 369 2121 16.7

 

HIGH SCHOOL

  • Wilmington Star-News Mideastern Conference Player of the Year (2003, 2004)
  • McDonald’s All-American nominee (2004)
  • Team MVP (2003, 2004)
  • Team offensive MVP (2002)
  • Laney’s Female Athlete of the Year (2003)
  • Two-time All-Mideastern Conference
  • East-West All-Star Game Most Valuable Player (2004)
  • Carolina Classic All-Star (2004)
  • Laney was conference regular-season champion once (2003) and conference tournament champion twice (2003, 2004)
  • Also competed in track, and was team MVP (2002)
  • Honor Roll student

 

PERSONAL

  • Daughter of late Greg Young and Lynda Nichols-Brown and John Brown
  • Has a brother, A.J., and two sisters, Nikia and Valerie
  • Her cousin, Willie Williams, was a cornerback for in the NFL for 13 years (Steelers 1993-96, 2005; Seattle Seahawks 1997-2003)
  • Is the first player from James Madison to play in the WNBA
  • Attended same high school (Laney High School) as Michael Jordan

 

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