Tamika Willis
23 Tamika Willis
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
College Park, Ga.

High School:
Westlake HS

Height:
6-2

Position:
F

Experience:
3L

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2013-12 Season
◊ Senior who saw double-digit minutes in eight games and was extremely active on the boards.
◊ Averaged 2.2 rebounds per game despite averaging just 7.7 minutes of PT.
◊ Came within a point of her third career double-figure scoring game against Savannah State, a victory which represented Andy Landers' 850th win at the University of Georgia.
◊ Grabbed a season-high seven rebounds in the SEC opener against Missouri, one off of a game-high tally.
◊ A solid contributor at Alabama, grabbing six rebounds and hitting all three free throw attempts - including coming off the bench to complete a three-point play for an injured Jasmine Hassell.
◊ Recorded a rebound in each of the Lady Bulldogs' six post-season contests - two at the SEC Tournament and four in the NCAA Tournament.

2011-12 Season
◊ Scored eight points and grabbed eight boards in the exhibition win over West Georgia.
◊ Earned the start for the season opener against TCU after Anne Marie Armstrong missed the week leading up the contest due to an illness.
◊ Enjoyed her most significant collegiate performance against arch rival Georgia Tech in Athens.
◊ Scored a season-high nine points - all in the first half - against the Yellow Jacked by making all four of her FG attempts and converting a three-point play.
◊ Extremely efficient from the floor in a four-game early-December span from Georgia Tech to Montana State, hitting a combined 12-of-17 (.706) FGs.
◊ Solid and consistent contributor on the boards during non-conference play...five or more rebounds in five of the last eight pre-league games.
◊ Posted her SEC-high for rebounds of five boards three times - against Arkansas, Tennessee (in Athens) and Ole Miss (in Athens).
◊ Produced her most points in SEC play (six) all in the first half against Florida in Gainesville.
◊ Enjoyed her two most productive - and offensively efficient - SEC outings in successive contests at Florida and against Ole Miss, averaging 7.0 points by connecting on 100 percent of her FGs and FTs.

2010-11 Season
◊ Connected on a team-best 52.5 percent of her FGs.
◊ Notched what were then career-best tallies of nine points and eight boards in the season opener against Georgia Southern.
◊ Made the most of her first start as a Lady Bulldog by upping her career-high for the second time in as many games with 12 points against Chattanooga.
◊ Scored more points in the first two games of 2010-11 (21) than she recorded in 13 games played during her freshman year (17).
◊ Bested her career-high rebound count with nine boards against Loyola Marymount in the championship game of the Lions' Thanksgiving Classic.
◊ Logged a career-high 24 minutes against Florida in Athens and provided a solid rebounding effort after the Gators dominated the boards early.
◊ Scored five points in a span of just 25 seconds in the second half at LSU, trimming a 36-30 lead down to one in the process.
◊ Stepped up her SEC contributions as the season prgressed. After averaging 1.3 ppg and 2.3 rpg in first three league dates, chipped in 5.8 ppg and 5.2 rpg in last 10 regular-season outings.
◊ Knocked down a pair of free throws with 5.9 seconds left at Ole Miss on Feb. 13 to ice the victory.

2009-10 Season
◊ Missed the first 10 games of the season for personal reasons before returning to eventually log playing time in 13 outings.
◊ Knocked down her first field goal attempt - following a nice catch on a nifty pass from Jasmine James - with 1:25 left in the Detroit game.
◊ Continued her impressive per-minute production with four points and three rebounds in four minutes of PT at Savannah State.
◊ Equaled her career-high with four minutes played at Auburn and continued to look more and more comfortable on the floor.
◊ Played a career-high 10 minutes in the first half at Kentucky and equaled her top performances for points, rebounds and blocks during that stanza.

High School
◊ Coached by Hilda Hankerson at Westlake High.
◊ Rated as the nation's No. 34 overall prospect by the Collegiate Girls Basketball Report.
◊ A major reason that Georgia's 2009 recruiting class was ranked No. 3 in the nation.
◊ Ranked as the No. 80 overall prospect in the nation by Hoopgurlz.
◊ Selected first-team All-State by the Georgia Sports Writers Association as a junior (Class AAAA) and a senior (Class AAAAA) after earning second-team status as a sophomore (Class AAAA).
◊ Named the Metro Atlanta Player of the Year by the Atlanta Tipoff Club as a senior.
◊ Selected as the South team's MVP in the 2009 Georgia Athletic Coaches Association (GACA) All-Star Game.
◊ Helped lead Westlake on three deep State Tournament runs - the "Elite Eight" and semifinals in Class AAAA in 2007 and 2008, respectively, and the "Elite Eight" for Class AAAAA in 2009.
◊ As a senior, led Westlake to a 27 -2 finish as the Lady Lions moved up to Class AAAAA and reached the quarterfinals of the state tourney.
◊ As a junior, averaged a double-double of 22.0 points and 10.0 rebounds - as well as 3.0 blocks per game.
◊ Led Westlake to a 22-4 finish and the semifinals of the 2008 AAAAA state tournament before falling to eventual champion Southwest DeKalb.
◊ Helped Westlake reach the "Elite Eight" round of the Class AAAA state tournament as a sophomore in 2007.

Personal
◊ Born August 11, 1990, Tamika is the daughter of Angela Willis.
◊ Major: Child & Family Development.
◊ Recipient of the Tom and Edwina Johnson Scholarship for the 2009-10, 2010-11 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons.


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