Tamar Slay

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Tamar Slay
Tamar Slay.jpg
Slay while playing in Italy
Personal information
Born (1980-04-02) April 2, 1980 (age 39)
Beckley, West Virginia
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High schoolWoodrow Wilson
(Beckley, West Virginia)
CollegeMarshall (1998–2002)
NBA draft2002 / Round: 2 / Pick: 54th overall
Selected by the New Jersey Nets
Playing career2002–2014
Career history
20022004New Jersey Nets
2004Charlotte Bobcats
2005–2006Hapoel Jerusalem
2007Bakersfield Jam
2007–2008Orlandina Basket
2008–2009Air Avellino
2009–2010Carmatic Pistoia
2010–2012Umana Venezia
2012–2013Sutor Montegranaro
2013–2014Basket Brescia Leonessa
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-MAC (2000)

Tamar Ulysses Slay (born April 2, 1980) is an American former professional basketball player. A 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) guard-forward, he was formerly with the NBA's New Jersey Nets and Charlotte Bobcats.

Slay was the 54th overall pick in the 2002 NBA draft, selected by the Nets.[1] He attended Marshall University (Huntington, West Virginia), where he was one of the team's most prominent players, averaging 15.7 points per game over his four-year college career. He graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Beckley, where he contributed to state AAA basketball championships in 1997 and 1998, two of the five basketball state championships won by Woodrow Wilson High School in the 1990s.

In 2005 Slay joined Israeli leading team Hapoel Jerusalem, but after an unstable season he was released in late December 2006. On January 4, 2007, he signed with the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League.[2] For the 2007–08 season, he returned overseas with Pierrel Capo d'Orlando. In July 2008, he signed with Air Avellino.[3] In July 2009, he signed with Carmatic Pistoia. In August 2010 he signed with his third team in Italy, Umana Venezia.[4] He joined Sutor Basket Montegranaro in August 2012.[5] In August 2013, he signed a one-year deal with Basket Brescia Leonessa.[6]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  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

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2002–03 New Jersey 36 0 7.6 .379 .280 .700 .9 .4 .4 .1 2.6
2003–04 New Jersey 22 0 7.5 .350 .333 .500 1.1 .6 .3 .0 2.4
2004–05 Charlotte 8 0 9.8 .333 .167 .000 1.8 .4 .6 .0 3.5
Career 66 0 7.8 .361 .265 .538 1.1 .5 .4 .1 2.6

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2003 New Jersey 6 0 1.8 .250 1.000 .000 .0 .0 .0 .0 .5
2004 New Jersey 6 0 2.0 .200 .000 1.000 .3 .0 .2 .0 .7
Career 12 0 1.9 .222 .500 1.000 .2 .0 .1 .0 .6

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "NBA Draft Board". nba.com. Retrieved 2011-01-29.
  2. ^ Getting to know ... Tamar Slay Archived 2015-09-23 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Avellino tabs Tamar Slay
  4. ^ "Two new players for Venezia: Tamar Slay and Sylvere Bryan". Eurobasket.com. 15 August 2010. Retrieved 12 November 2013.
  5. ^ "Sutor Montegranaro officially signs Tamar Slay". Sportando.net. 16 August 2012. Retrieved 12 November 2013.
  6. ^ "Tamar Slay signs with Leonessa Brescia". Sportando.net. 14 August 2013. Retrieved 12 November 2013.

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