Tywanna Smith

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Tywanna Smith
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Personal information
Born (1982-08-17) August 17, 1982 (age 37)
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Career information
High schoolWest Memphis
(West Memphis, Arkansas)
CollegeOle Miss (2000–2004)
PositionForward
Number34
Career history
2005–06Amazone
2006–07Pabellon-Ourense
Career highlights and awards

Tywanna Smith (born August 17, 1982), née Tywanna Inmon, is a professional sports manager, author and former professional basketball player.[1] She is the author of Surviving the Lights: A Professional Athlete's Playbook to Avoiding the Curse.[2]

Playing career[edit]

Ole Miss, 2000–2004[edit]

Tywanna Smith played college basketball for Ole Miss as a starter for four years.[3] She was selected to be captain of the team in the 2003–04 season, her senior year.[4] At the postseason team banquet, she was presented with award for the highest grade point average.[5] Her academic achievements earned her a spot on the 2003 SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.[5]

On March 4, 2004, in an SEC Tournament game against Alabama, she pulled down 13 rebounds, which is tied for the third best number of rebounds in an SEC Tournament game.[4]

Mississippi statistics[edit]

Source[6]

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
Year Team GP Points FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2000–01 Mississippi 29 275 42.7% 33.3% 70.1% 5.4 0.4 1.0 0.2 9.5
2001–02 Mississippi 22 130 37.6% 33.3% 60.0% 4.8 1.0 0.9 0.0 5.9
2002–03 Mississippi 21 103 40.0% 21.4% 75.0% 3.7 0.8 0.8 0.1 4.9
2003–04 Mississippi 30 227 48.3% 40.9% 68.6% 4.3 0.9 1.3 0.1 7.6
Career 102 735 42.7% 33.3% 68.2% 4.6 0.8 1.0 0.1 7.2

Professional[edit]

From her college career at the University of Mississippi, Smith moved overseas to play basketball professionally in Europe. She played for the Dutch team Amazone from 2005–06 and the Spanish team Pabellon-Ourense from 2006–07.[7][8][9][10][11][12] Smith also made the Dutch FEB All-Star Gala in 2006.[13]

After basketball[edit]

Smith gives advice to sports players regarding finances, branding, and business.[14][15][16] In 2016, she launched The Athlete's Nexus, a sports marketing and business management business for international professional athletes, including those in the NBA and NFL.[17][18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tywanna Inmon Basketball Profile". EuroBasket. Retrieved 2 August 2017.
  2. ^ "former lady devils star pens book". The Evening Times. Retrieved 1 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Former Four-Year Starter Tywanna Smith Leads The Athlete's Nexus". Ole Miss. Retrieved 1 September 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Mississippi Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved 2017-09-12.
  5. ^ a b Elkins, Ashley. "Ole Miss honors basketball teams". Daily Journal. Retrieved 2017-09-13.
  6. ^ "NCAA Statistics". web1.ncaa.org. Retrieved 2017-09-07.
  7. ^ "Davidson leidt Lions naar overwinning: 82–70". Loon Lions. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  8. ^ "Victoria pacense". El Periódico Extremadura. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  9. ^ "Lions Victorious in First Home Game". loonlions. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  10. ^ "Basketbal: Landsmeer wint Final Four". RTV Utrecht. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  11. ^ "Tywanna Inmon Basketball Profile". EuroBasket. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  12. ^ "INMON, TYWANNA DENISE". Federación Española de Baloncesto. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  13. ^ "Dutch FEB All-Star Gala 2006". Eurobasket. Retrieved 29 August 2017.
  14. ^ "Tywanna Smith". AME Radio. Retrieved 1 September 2017.
  15. ^ "Millennial Entrepreneur Penetrates The Lucrative Sports Management Market". New Theory. Retrieved 1 September 2017.
  16. ^ "Surviving the Lights With Athlete Business Manager Tywanna Smith". Huffington Post. Retrieved 1 September 2017.
  17. ^ "EPISODE 4: BUILD YOUR BRAND LIKE LONZO BALL – TYWANNA SMITH". Hoop Chalk. July 14, 2017. Retrieved 9 September 2017.
  18. ^ "Former Four-Year Starter Tywanna Smith Leads The Athlete's Nexus". Retrieved 2017-09-13.

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