Tamika Whitmore

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Tamika Whitmore
Personal information
Born (1977-06-05) June 5, 1977 (age 41)
Tupelo, Mississippi
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High schoolTupelo (Tupelo, Mississippi)
CollegeMemphis (1995–1999)
WNBA draft1999 / Round: 3 / Pick: 30th overall
Selected by the New York Liberty
Playing career1999–2009
PositionPower forward
Career history
1999–2003New York Liberty
2004–2005Los Angeles Sparks
2006–2007Indiana Fever
2008–2009Connecticut Sun
Career highlights and awards
Stats at WNBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Tamika Whitmore (born June 5, 1977) is a retired American professional basketball player who played in the WNBA.

College years[edit]

Born in Tupelo, Mississippi, Whitmore played collegiate basketball while attending the University of Memphis on a scholarship. She finished second in career scoring with 2,488 points, first in career field goal percentage at 60.6%, fourth in career rebounds with 952, and second in career blocked shots with 108. She was the Conference USA player of the year in 1998 and 1999. She led the NCAAW in scoring during her senior year at University of Memphis.

USA Basketball[edit]

In 1998, Whitmore was named to the team representing the USA at the William Jones Cup competition in Taipei, Taiwan. The USA team won all five games, earning the gold medal for the competition. Whitmore was the second leading scorer on the team, averaging 9.8 points per game over the five games.[1]

WNBA career[edit]

In the 1999 WNBA Draft, she was selected by the New York Liberty, for whom she played for five seasons before signing a free agent contract with the Los Angeles Sparks. She played for the Sparks during the 2004 and 2005 seasons.

Afterwards, she signed another free agent contract with the Indiana Fever for the 2006 season. In Game 2 of the Fever's semifinals matchup against the Shock, Tamika Whitmore set a WNBA record for points in a playoff game with 41, breaking Lisa Leslie's mark of 35.

On February 19, 2008, Whitmore was traded along with Indiana's 2008 first-round draft pick to the Connecticut Sun for Katie Douglas.

International career[edit]


  1. ^ "1998 Women's R. William Jones Cup". USA Basketball. June 10, 2010. Archived from the original on 7 September 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  2. ^ Offseason 2008-09: Overseas Roster

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