Tamecka Dixon

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Tamecka Dixon
Personal information
Born (1975-12-14) December 14, 1975 (age 46)
Linden, New Jersey
NationalityAmerican
Listed height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Listed weight148 lb (67 kg)
Career information
High school Linden (Linden, New Jersey)
College Kansas (1993–1997)
WNBA draft 1997 / Round: 2 / Pick: 14th overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Sparks
Playing career1997–2009
Position Shooting guard
Number21, 20
Career history
1997–2005 Los Angeles Sparks
2006–2008 Houston Comets
2009 Indiana Fever
Career highlights and awards
Stats at WNBA.com
Medals
Women's Basketball
Representing USA
FIBA World Championship for Women
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2002 Nanjing Team Competition

Tamecka Michelle Dixon (born December 14, 1975) is an American professional basketball player. She announced her retirement prior to the 2010 WNBA season.

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High school

Dixon attended Linden High School in Linden, New Jersey, where she was named a High School All-American by the WBCA. [1] She participated in the WBCA High School All-America Game in 1993, scoring ten points. [2]

College

At the University of Kansas, Dixon averaged 14.2 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and 1.8 steals in 119 career games. She was named Big 12 Player of the Year and was also named to the 1996–97 Kodak All-American Team.

Kansas statistics

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
1993–94Kansas2718442.0%18.8%52.0%4.21.61.00.36.8
1994–95Kansas3033847.5%35.7%64.0%4.02.71.40.911.3
1995–96Kansas3254346.9%20.0%77.4%4.23.21.90.317.0
1996–97Kansas3062445.0%34.5%74.1%5.63.72.60.620.8
Career119168945.7%28.8%70.0%4.52.81.80.514.2

USA Basketball

In 2002, Dixon was named to the national team which competed in the World Championships in Zhangjiagang, Changzhou and Nanjing, China. The team was coached by Van Chancellor. Dixon scored 3.4 points per game. The USA team won all nine games, including a close title game against Russia, which was a one-point game late in the game. [3]

WNBA career

Dixon was selected in the first round of the 1997 WNBA Draft (14th overall) by the Los Angeles Sparks. [4] Dixon was one of the 4 remaining players from the first season of the WNBA before retiring. She won two championship rings, each coming from wins with the Sparks (2001 and 2002).

She last played for the Indiana Fever before retiring.

Career statistics

Legend
  GPGames played  GS Games started MPG Minutes per game RPG  Rebounds per game
 APG  Assists per game SPG  Steals per game BPG  Blocks per game PPG Points per game
 TO  Turnovers per game FG%  Field-goal percentage 3P%  3-point field-goal percentage FT%  Free-throw percentage
 Bold Career high°League leader

Regular season

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGTOPPG
1997 Los Angeles 272126.5.456.423.7733.02.01.80.22.111.9
1998 Los Angeles 222232.3.438.356.7792.52.51.10.42.616.2
1999 Los Angeles 321417.6.387.313.7382.11.70.50.11.26.8
2000 Los Angeles 313128.5.454.353.8053.43.11.30.31.910.9
2001 Los Angeles 292931.9.417.176.7912.93.90.90.12.511.7
2002 Los Angeles 303031.9.391.351.8313.14.00.90.22.710.6
2003 Los Angeles 303034.7.437.212.8834.23.01.20.32.313.7
2004 Los Angeles 322128.5.442.455.7823.43.51.10.02.29.7
2005 Los Angeles 302320.2.409.000.8502.22.60.80.11.35.3
2006 Houston 211425.7.404.111.8212.62.30.60.12.57.0
2007 Houston 18027.2.439.294.8613.23.21.30.32.112.0
2008 Houston 242026.4.403.154.8573.21.81.00.12.09.0
2009 Indiana 32113.3.410.400.8571.61.20.40.10.84.1
Career13 years, 3 teams36025626.3.424.309.8092.92.71.00.12.09.7

Playoffs

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGTOPPG
1999 Los Angeles 4010.5.350.0001.0002.01.30.80.01.33.8
2000 Los Angeles 4431.8.370.500.8892.84.00.80.02.011.8
2001 Los Angeles 7736.1.482.462.8182.44.11.30.32.913.6
2002 Los Angeles 5429.4.568.500.9004.03.42.40.02.612.2
2003 Los Angeles 9935.1.426.333.9633.23.21.60.21.212.2
2004 Los Angeles 3333.3.400.000.8755.73.00.70.03.310.3
2005 Los Angeles 216.0.500.000.0000.51.00.50.00.51.0
2006 Houston 2022.0.364.000.7504.02.50.00.02.05.5
2009 Indiana 1006.2.346.000.6000.70.20.10.00.52.1
Career9 years, 3 teams462824.0.435.405.8802.62.51.00.11.78.5

Notes

  1. "Past WBCA HS Coaches' All-America Teams". Women's Basketball Coaches Association. Archived from the original on 2014-07-15. Retrieved 1 Jul 2014.
  2. "WBCA High School All-America Game Box Scores". Women's Basketball Coaches Association. Archived from the original on 2016-01-28. Retrieved 29 Jun 2014.
  3. "Fourteenth World Championship For Women – 2002". USA Basketball. June 10, 2010. Archived from the original on 5 September 2015. Retrieved 19 October 2015.
  4. "All-Time WNBA Draft List". WNBA Enterprises, LLC. Retrieved 24 Oct 2013.

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