Tamara Stocks

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Tamara Stocks
Personal information
Born (1979-01-29) January 29, 1979 (age 42)
Akron, Ohio
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Career information
High school Pickerington (Pickerington, Ohio)
College Florida (1997–2001)
WNBA draft 2001 / Round: 2 / Pick: 25th overall
Selected by the Washington Mystics
Playing career2001–2006
Position Forward / Center
Number4
Career history
2001 Washington Mystics
2002–2003 Shanghai Octopus
2003–2004 PC Mendibil
2004–2005 ŽKK Gospić
2005 Cadí la Seu
2006 Grindavík
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Tamara Stocks Lee (born January 29, 1979), née Tamara Stocks, is an American former college and professional basketball player who was a forward and center in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) for a single season in 2001. Stocks played college basketball for the University of Florida, and thereafter, played professionally for the Washington Mystics of the WNBA. She currently serves as public relations coordinator for B'Ball 101, LLC, an Atlanta-based player/athlete development company, and its non-profit, the Saved By The Ball Foundation, Inc.[ citation needed ].

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Early life

Stocks was born in Akron, Ohio. She played for Pickerington High School in Pickerington, Ohio, where she was named a high school All-American by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association.[ citation needed ]. She participated in the WBCA High School All-America Game where she scored eight points. [1]

College career

At the University of Florida, Stocks became one of the Florida Gators women's basketball team's all-time leaders in points and rebounds.[ citation needed ]. She is the first ever high school NIKE/WBCA All-American to sign with the Gators.[ citation needed ].

Professional career

She graduated in 2001 and was selected 25th overall in the first round of the 2001 WNBA Draft by the Washington Mystics. She played only one season in the WNBA.

In 2006, Stocks signed with Grindavík of the Icelandic Úrvalsdeild kvenna. [2] She played Grindavík's last two regular season games, averaging 33.5 points, 15.0 rebounds and 4.0 blocks per game. [3] In the playoffs, she averaged 29.5 points and 16.0 rebounds [4] but was unable to prevent Grindavík from being knocked out by Keflavík in the semi-finals. [5]

Personal life

Her father, James Stocks, was the first African-American basketball player to graduate from Murray State University.[ citation needed ]. He also played for the Kentucky Colonels of the American Basketball Association (ABA).[ citation needed ].

She resides in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband, Dorian A. Lee, and their 3 sons.[ citation needed ].

Florida statistics

Source [6]

Legend
  GPGames 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
YearTeamGPPointsFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
1997-98Florida3233953.7%0.0%73.8%4.70.80.60.310.6
1998-99Florida3336853.0%0.0%63.8%6.00.81.00.311.2
1999-00Florida3431846.0%0.0%72.9%4.90.61.20.39.4
2000-01Florida3032443.6%0.0%77.2%5.11.11.40.410.8
TOTALSFlorida129134949.0%0.0%71.6%5.10.81.00.110.5

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