Las Vegas (February 1, 2018)—Las Vegas Aces President of Basketball Operations and Head Coach Bill Laimbeer announced today the signing of free agent forward Tamera Young.
“There isn’t a harder working player in the WNBA than Tamera Young,” said Laimbeer. “She leads by example in that category, and gives us a veteran to help with our young team. We need a bigger emphasis on defense, and Tamera is an outstanding defender.”
The 10-year WNBA veteran had one of the best years of her career in 2017. Splitting time between the Atlanta Dream and Chicago Sky, Young averaged 8.3 points, 3.3 rebounds and a career-high 1.9 assists.
A graduate of James Madison, Young has played in 305 games during her WNBA career, and boasts career averages of 7.0 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.3 assists.
The Dream originally selected Young with the eighth pick in the first round of the 2008 WNBA Draft. She was traded to the Sky on August 12, 2009 in exchange for guard Armintie Price. After eight years with Chicago, Young was traded back to Atlanta on July 31, 2017, along with Imani McGee-Stafford and a 2018 second round pick, for Atlanta’s 2018 first round draft pick.
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