Tasha Humphrey

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Tasha Humphrey
Born (1985-12-29) December 29, 1985 (age 28)
Gainesville, Georgia
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg)
College Georgia
Draft 11th overall, 2008
Detroit Shock
WNBA career 2008–present
Profile WNBA player profile
WNBA teams
Detroit Shock (2008)
Washington Mystics (2008–2009)
Minnesota Lynx (2009)

Tasha Humphrey (born December 29, 1985 in Gainesville, Georgia) 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]

Tasha Humphrey
Medal record
Women's Basketball
Competitor for  United States
Pan American Games
Gold 2007 Brazil Team Competition

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.


  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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