Tamecka Dixon

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Tamecka Dixon
Shooting guard
Born (1975-12-14) December 14, 1975 (age 38)
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 148 lb (67 kg)
College Kansas
Draft 14th overall, 1997
Los Angeles Sparks
WNBA career 1997–2009
Profile WNBA player profile
WNBA teams
Los Angeles Sparks (1997–2005)
Houston Comets (2005–2008)
Indiana Fever (2009)
Awards and honors

WNBA All-Star (2001, 2002, 2003)

2x WNBA Champion (2001, 2002)

Tamecka Michelle Dixon (born December 12, 1975) is an American professional basketball player. She announced her retirement prior to the 2010 WNBA season.

High school[edit]

Dixon attended Linden Senior High School in Linden, New Jersey, where she was named a High School All-American by the WBCA.[1] She participated in the WBCA High School All-America Game in 1993, scoring ten points.[2]

College[edit]

At the University of Kansas, Dixon averaged 14.2 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and 1.8 steals in 119 career games. She was named Big 12 Player of the Year and was also named to the 1996-97 Kodak All-American Team.

USA Basketball[edit]

In 2002, Dixon was named to the national team which competed in the World Championships in Zhangjiagang, Changzhou and Nanjing, China. The team was coached by Van Chancellor. Dixon scored 3.4 points per game. The USA team won all nine games, including a close title game against Russia, which was a one point game late in the game.[3]

WNBA career[edit]

Dixon was selected in the first round of the 1997 WNBA Draft (14th overall) by the Los Angeles Sparks.[4] Dixon was one of the 4 remaining players from the first season of the WNBA before retiring. She won two championship rings, each coming from wins with the Sparks (2001 and 2002).

She last played for the Indiana Fever before retiring.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Past WBCA HS Coaches' All-America Teams". Women's Basketball Coaches Association. Retrieved 1 Jul 2014. 
  2. ^ "WBCA High School All-America Game Box Scores". Women's Basketball Coaches Association. Retrieved 29 Jun 2014. 
  3. ^ "FOURTEENTH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FOR WOMEN -- 2002". USA Basketball. Retrieved 13 Oct 2013. 
  4. ^ "All-Time WNBA Draft List". WNBA Enterprises, LLC. Retrieved 24 Oct 2013.