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#11 Tamera Young
Position: Guard
Height: 6'2"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Wilmington, N.C.
High School: Laney

Video of Young's Selection on Draft Day (4/9/08)

Professional:

#8 Pick in 2008 WNBA Draft, selected by Atlanta Dream

At JMU:

2007-08:

* Associated Press All-America honorable mention.

* Invited to WNBA Pre-Draft Camp (April 4-5 in Tampa, Fla.).
* Richmond Times-Dispatch All-State first team.

* CAA Player of the Year.

* All-CAA first team. 

* Leading scorer (20.4) and rebounder (10.4) in the CAA.
* CAA and school career scoring record (2,121); broke JMU record of 1,760 held by Meredith Alexis ('07) with a three-pointer at 16:47 Jan. 24 vs. Hofstra.
* Second on JMU and CAA career rebounding list (1,127) and only the second player in school history with more than 1,000 rebounds
* School-record 38 points in a game (38) March 20 vs. Radford.
* School-record season points (693) and season scoring average (20.4) .
* School-record career scoring average (16.7).
* School-record career steals (275).
* School-record career starts (125).
* School-record 44 consecutive games in double figures.

* School career record 112 games scoring in double figures .

* CAA Player of the Week March 9 (game-high 27 points, 8 rebounds in win at North Carolina Wilmington).
* CAA Player of the Week Dec. 31 (game-high 32 points in loss to Pittsburgh, game-high 22 points in win over Wagner).

* CAA Player of the Week Nov. 11 (game-high 30 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists in win over Harvard).
* Preseason CAA Player of the Year.
* Preseason All-CAA first team.

* Team tri-captain

2006-07:

* Richmond Times-Dispatch all-state first team.
* All-CAA first team.
* All-state (VaSID) first team.
* Ninth on JMU's career scoring list (1,428 points).
* School record 1,428 career points by a junior; former record of 1,305 was held by Holly Rilinger, 1992-93, 94-96.
* Scored her 1,000th career point Dec. 18 vs. Savannah State.
* 90th in points in NCAA.
* CAA Player of the Week Jan. 15:  game-high 13 points vs. George Mason; career-high 33 points, 8 rebounds and career-high 6 steals in win over William and Mary.
* Miami all-tournament team:  game-high 24 points and 13 rebounds and career-high eight assists vs. Auburn, game-high 23 points, 12 rebounds vs. Coppin State. 
* CAA Player of the Week Jan. 1 for Miami tournament performance.  
* Scored her 1,000th point Dec. 18 vs. Savannah State; only sixth player in school history to reach 1,000 as a junior.
* Preseason All-CAA first team
* Team's Hustle Award recipient.

2005-06:
*
USA Under-20 National Women's Basketball Team Trials, May 2006
* All-
CAA first team
* Richmond Times-Dispatch all-state first team
* VaSID all-state first team
*
CAA all-tournament
*
CAA all-defensive team
* Among NCAA leaders (27th) in rebounds
* Among
CAA leaders in scoring (3rd), steals (3rd), rebounding (4th), three-point percentage (11th), and three-point field goals (11th)
* Team leader in steals and second in scoring, rebounding and assists
* School sophomore records for points, field goals attempted, three-point field goals made and attempted, double-doubles (12 ) and double-figure rebounding games (15)
* 16 career double-doubles, which ranks eighth on JMU's career list
* Her 20 rebounds Dec. 18 at East Carolina tied for third-highest game total in school history and the most by a JMU player since Mendy Childress had 20 rebounds 2/24/79 at Longwood
*
CAA Player of the Week four times, more than any other player in the league
* Long Island Thanksgiving Classic all-tournament team
* Team's co-MVP and team's Hustle Award

2004-05:
*
CAA all-rookie team
* Team leader in steals and three-point field goals
* Second on team in scoring and rebounding
* School freshman record for steals
*
CAA Rookie of the Week (Dec. 5; Jan. 23)
* Team's Newcomer of the Year and Hustle Award

High school:
* Coached by Sherri Tynes at Laney
* 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 and conference tournament champion twice (2003, 2004)
* Also competed in track
* Track team MVP (2002)
* Honor Roll student

Personal:
* Tamera Young
* Kinesiology major with a concentration in sports management and a minor in business
* Daughter of Greg Young and Lynda Nichols-Brown and John Brown
* Has an older brother, A.J., and two older sisters, Nikia and Valerie

* Her cousin, Willie Williams, was a cornerback for the National Football League Pittsburgh Steelers and a 13-year NFL veteran (Steelers 1993-96, 2005; Seattle Seahawks 1997-2003)
* Another Laney basketball alumnus is Michael Jordan

Year

G

GS

FG

FGA

FG%

3FG

3FGA

3FG%

FT

FTA

FT%

PTS

AVG

04-05

29

28

139

330

42.1

33

102

32.4

88

138

63.8

399

13.8

05-06

31

31

181

460

39.3

47

161

29.2

76

116

65.5

485

15.6

06-07

33

32

192

478

40.2

48

144

3.33

112

150

74.7

544

16.5

07-08

34

34

259

632

41.0

14

71

19.7

161

247

65.2

693

20.4

Total

127

125

771

1900

40.6

142

478

29.7

437

651

67.1

2121

16.7

 

Year

OFF

DEF

REB

AVG

PF

D

AST

TO

BLK

STL

MIN

AVG

04-05

60

143

203

7.0

80

0

44

103

12

72

906

31.2

05-06

100

207

307

9.9

92

3

78

96

7

70

1032

33.3

06-07

80

185

265

8.0

100

3

77

95

11

68

1070

32.4

07-08

125

227

352

10.4

97

2

103

131

25

65

1160

34.1

Total

365

762

1127

8.9

369

8

302

425

55

275

4168

32.8