HARRISONBURG, Va., June 21, 2010 -- Former Dukes' All-America basketball player Tamera Young (JMU '08) has started the last two games for the WNBA's Chicago Sky.
The third-year pro has played in the last 10 games for the Sky and is averaging 13.9 minutes, 4.4 points and 2.1 rebounds per game.
Young, the first player in school history to play in the WNBA, began her WNBA career in 2008 with the expansion team Atlanta Dream. She was the eighth pick in the first round of the 2008 WNBA Draft. Young was traded to Chicago midway through the 2009 season.
As a JMU senior Young was the leading scorer and rebounder in the Colonial Athletic Association and the 2008 CAA Player of the Year. The Associated Press honorable mention All-America honors averaged 20.4 points and 10.4 rebounds a game and scored a JMU career-record and then-CAA-record 2,121 points. The 6-2 Young also finished her career ranked second all-time in CAA and JMU history with 1,127 career rebounds.
Young set numerous other school records, including points in a game (38), career double-figure scoring games (112), career steals (275) and career starts (125).