Tiffany Woosley

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Tiffany Woosley
Personal information
Born (1973-04-26) April 26, 1973 (age 50)
Listed height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Listed weight132 lb (60 kg)
Career information
High schoolShelbyville (Shelbyville, Tennessee)
College Tennessee (1991–1995)
WNBA draft 1997: undrafted
Position Guard
Career history
1997–1998 Houston Comets
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Tiffany Woosley is a former professional basketball player. In her senior year at University of Tennessee she injured her right knee, sidelining her for the rest of the season. She coached at Lincoln County High School in Fayetteville, Tennessee in the 1996–97 school year before beginning her WNBA career. [1] [2] She currently lives in Shelbyville though previously lived in Tullahoma.

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WNBA

Although not drafted, Woosley joined the Houston Comets in 1997 for the WNBA's inaugural season. Her debut game was played on June 21, 1997 in a 76 - 56 win over the Cleveland Rockers where she recorded 6 points, 1 rebound and 1 assist. [3] She would play in 26 of the Comets' 28 games as a backup point guard to Kim Perrot and even started in 4 of these games in place of Perrot. The Comets finished with a 18 - 10 record with Woosley averaging 2.9 points, 1.1 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game for the season. Although Woosley did not play any minutes in the team's WNBA Finals game against the New York Liberty, she was awarded a championship ring as a member of the team.

For the 1998 season, Woosley played in less games and less minutes for the team. She played in only 18 of the team's 30 games and played 5.3 minutes a game (down from 15.3 mpg her rookie year). Thus, her productivity dropped across the board as averaged 1.2 points, 0.4 rebounds and 0.5 assists per game. The Comets finished with a 27 - 3 record and defeated the Phoenix Mercury to win their 2nd WNBA championship. However, Woosley did not play in any of the team's playoff games. Again, like her rookie year, she was awarded another championship ring since she was a member of the team.

Woosley did not continue to play in the WNBA after the 1998 season. And because she didn't play in any Comets games for the 1998 playoffs, her final WNBA game ever was a regular season game against the Washington Mystics. Said game was played on August 17, 1998 where the Comets defeated the Mystics 110 - 65 with Woosley recording 7 points, 3 assists, 1 rebound and 1 steal. [4] As of August 2023, that 45-point defeat of the Mystics remains the largest margin of victory by a team on the road (the Comets visited the Mystics), and the 3rd largest margin of victory of a WNBA game overall.

Awards and honors

College

WNBA

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 best°League leader

Regular season

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGTOPPG
1997 Houston 26415.3.330.320.2501.11.10.70.01.22.9
1998 Houston 1805.3.304.250.7140.40.50.40.00.71.2
Career2 years, 1 team44411.2.324.306.4670.80.90.60.01.02.2

Playoffs

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGTOPPG
1997 Houston 103.00.00.00.00.01.00.0

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References

  1. Markesino, Jennifer (August 4, 1997). "Comets' Tiffany Woosley hits big after a career at Tennessee". Daily Cougar. University of Houston. Retrieved August 5, 2016.
  2. "Tiffany Woosley". WNBA. Archived from the original on March 7, 2001. Retrieved June 20, 2017.
  3. https://www.basketball-reference.com/wnba/boxscores/199706210CLE.html
  4. https://www.basketball-reference.com/wnba/boxscores/199808170WAS.html