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Jarvis Greer

Forme Lady Tiger Makes WNBA All-Star

A pair of Tamika's with local ties make the WNBA All-Star team.

Both play for the Indiana Fever.

Former Memphis Lady Tigers All-American Tamika Whitmore is named as a reserve for the Eastern Conference.

Whitmore is having her best year as a pro, and is in the top 10 in the league in scoring, averaging more than 16 points, and almost 5-rebounds, to go along with nearly 2-steals and 2-assists per game.

This is Whitmore's 8th season in the WNBA.

The Tupelo, Mississippi Native is playing in her First All-Star game.

The other Tamika is Tamika Catchings.

A former All-American with the Tennessee Lady Vols, Catchings was to start for the Eastern Conference at forward as its' leading vote getter.

She just scratched herself from the lineup late this afternoon with achilles tendinitis in her left heal.

Catchings is averaging almost 16-points, 8-Rebounds and 4-assists a game.

She's led the Fever in points, rebounds, assists and steals in each of four pro seasons.

Catchings was the Leagues' Defensive Player of the Year in 2005, and third in balloting for MVP.

The WNBA All-Star Game is Wednesday night in New York.

 

 

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