Tasha Humphrey

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Tasha Humphrey
Personal information
Born (1985-12-29) December 29, 1985 (age 29)
Gainesville, Georgia
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school Gainesville (Gainesville, Georgia)
College Georgia (2004–2008)
WNBA draft 2008 / Round: 1 / Pick: 11th overall
Selected by the Detroit Shock
Pro career 2008–present
Position Center
Career history
2008 Detroit Shock
2008–2009 Washington Mystics
2009 Minnesota Lynx
Stats at WNBA.com

Tasha Humphrey (born December 29, 1985) is a professional basketball player. She played the center position for the Washington Mystics in the WNBA until being waived 6 July 2009.[1] Her father is former Green Bay Packers player Donnie Humphrey.[2]

College career[edit]

Born in Gainesville, Georgia, Humphrey completed her career as Georgia's second all-time scorer and fourth all-time rebounder. Humphrey scored her 1,000th point in just 53 games, the second fastest in school history.

Humphrey played for the USA team in the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The team won all five games, earning the Gold Medal for the event.[3]

WNBA career[edit]

Humphrey was selected in the first round of the 2008 WNBA Draft (11th overall) by the Detroit Shock. Halfway through her rookie season, Humphrey was traded to the Washington Mystics for veteran Taj McWilliams-Franklin. In Washington, Humphrey could take on a more prominent role than she had in Detroit.

She finished her rookie season starting 23 of the 30 games she played in. She averaged 17 minutes, 3.1 rebounds, and 8.3 points per game. One of Humphrey's strengths is her ability to stretch the defense, making her a valuable center. In her rookie season, she ranked 13th in the league in three point field goal percentage (.382, 26-68).

Her career high is 28 points.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "2009 WNBA Transactions". Retrieved 2009-07-06. 
  2. ^ "Tasha Humphrey". USA Basketball. Retrieved 2010-11-11. 
  3. ^ "FIFTEENTH PAN AMERICAN GAMES -- 2007". USA Basketball. Retrieved 2009-08-08. 

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