Iciss Tillis

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Iciss Tillis
Medal record
Representing  United States
Pan American
Silver medal – second place 2003 Santo Domingo Team Competition

Iciss Tillis (born December 6, 1981) is an American professional women's basketball player. She was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

High school[edit]

Tillis played for Cascia Prep School in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where she was named a WBCA All-American. She participated in the 2000 WBCA High School All-America Game where she scored five points.[1]

Tillis is the daughter of former Heavyweight boxer James Tillis. James Tillis fought for the Heavyweight championship once and was the first professional boxer to fight Mike Tyson to a decision.

College and professional[edit]

Tillis has played in the WNBA with the Detroit Shock, New York Liberty, and Los Angeles Sparks, appearing in 66 games.[2] She played collegiately for Duke University, where she was named an All-America in 2003 and on the All-ACC first team from 2002 to 2004.[3] Tillis has also played professionally in Europe. A scandal erupted in France, where Tarbes Gespe Bigorre attempted to sign Tillis to replace injured star Isabelle Yacoubou despite being over the eligible limit of non-European players imposed by the Ligue Féminine de Basketball.[4] Tarbes was forced to sell Tillis to TTT Riga in Riga, Latvia, where she made the Euroleague's all-star team in 2008.[5]

Duke statistics[edit]


  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
Year Team GP Points FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2000-01 Duke 34 292 43.7 36.5 72.5 5.5 1.8 1.6 1.2 8.6
2001-02 Duke 34 486 45.2 33.7 68.1 8.0 2.8 2.3 0.9 14.3
2002-03 Duke 37 535 44.5 38.5 80.0 7.4 2.1 2.2 1.0 14.5
2003-04 Duke 32 399 41.1 29.3 86.5 6.7 2.1 1.8 1.3 12.5
Career Duke 137 1712 43.8 34.9 77.5 6.9 2.2 2.0 1.1 12.5

USA Basketball[edit]

Tillis was named to the team representing the USA at the 2003 Pan American Games. The team lost the opening game to Cuba, then rebounded to win their next five games, including an overtime win against Brazil. They then faced Cuba for the gold medal, falling short 75–64 to take home the silver medal. Tillis averaged 5.0 points per game.[7]


  1. ^ "WBCA High School All-America Game Box Scores". Women's Basketball Coaches Association. Archived from the original on 2014-07-15. Retrieved 29 Jun 2014. 
  2. ^ Iciss Tillis. Yahoo! Sports, Access Date September 4, 2008.
  3. ^ Prospect - Iciss Tillis WNBA.com, Access Date September 4, 2008.
  4. ^ Tarbes say goodbye to Iciss Tillis, Access Date September 4, 2008
  5. ^ All-star Reserves Announced, FIBA Europe, Access Date September 4, 2008.
  6. ^ "NCAA® Career Statistics". web1.ncaa.org. Retrieved 2016-05-23. 
  7. ^ "Fourteenth Pan American Games -- 2003". USA Basketball. February 20, 2014. Archived from the original on 7 September 2015. Retrieved 15 October 2015.