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 37)
Beckley, West Virginia
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school Woodrow Wilson
(Beckley, West Virginia)
College Marshall (1998–2002)
NBA draft 2002 / Round: 2 / Pick: 54th overall
Selected by the New Jersey Nets
Playing career 2002–2014
Career history
20022004 New Jersey Nets
2004 Charlotte Bobcats
2005–2006 Hapoel Jerusalem
2007 Bakersfield Jam
2007–2008 Orlandina Basket
2008–2009 Air Avellino
2009–2010 Carmatic Pistoia
2010–2012 Umana Venezia
2012–2013 Sutor Montegranaro
2013–2014 Basket 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]


  1. ^ "NBA Draft Board". nba.com. Retrieved 2011-01-29. 
  2. ^ Getting to know ... Tamar Slay
  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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