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WNBA's Tamera Young Net Worth, Salary & Parents Background

By Staff Writer | On: 03 Mar, 2020
WNBA's Tamera Young Net Worth, Salary & Parents Background

Tamera Young is a Women National Basketball Association Basketball player, affiliated with the Las Vegas Aces since 2018.

Previously, she also played from clubs like Atlanta Dream and Chicago Sky. Until now, she has a record of averaging 40.5% in field goal accuracy, 27% in three-point accuracy, and 6.8 PPG.

Most famously, Tamera is known for winning the LSBL Championship (2008-2009).

Tamera Young's Net Worth

As per Celebrity Net Worth, Tamera has accumulated a total net worth of $500K.

WNBA Career

In 2008, Tamera was drafted by the Atlanta Dream in the first round of the draft as the eighth overall.

The following year, she was traded to Chicago Sky in exchange for Armintie Price. Tamera played for the team for at least seven years.

Later, in 2017, she played for the Atlanta Dream again. However, in 2018, she was signed by Las Vegas Aces as a free agent. 

Bio: Age, And Education

Tamera, who holds American nationality- was born on 30 October 1986 in Wilmington, North Carolina. She has two sisters named Nikia and Valerie. Also, she has a brother named AJ Young.

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Tamera was born to her parents: father Greg Young and mother, Lynda Nichols. She attended Emsley A. Laney High School. 

Later, she enrolled at James Madison University. While Tamera was here, she played basketball and became the Colonial Athletic Association's all-time leading scorer.

Parents' Background

Tamera’s father, Greg, was addicted to alcohol and drugs, plus he was a gambler. Before the birth of Tamera, her parents were already dealing with a financial crisis, so they were not sure if they could raise Tamera.

As the days went on, Tamera’s father and mother’s relationship degraded. As a result, they ended their 13 years of marriage. After their divorce, Tamera and her family moved from a house to an apartment as her mother worked two jobs to raise Tamera and the other two children.

But, Tamera always wanted to be around her father despite her parents' separation. While she was in elementary school, Tamera used to ask her mother, Lynda, about her father, but she never succeeded in explaining the circumstances as Tamera was young.

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Tamera Young and her late father, Greg Young (Photo: The Players Tribune)

After the separation, Tamera regularly waited for her father, and he also used to show up often. He was the one to purchase her first basketball shoes and even attended her matches.

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All of a sudden, in 2015, Tamera got news about her father being diagnosed by stage four pancreatic cancer. As soon as she heard it, she googled about it and came to know that her father had very few days to survive. Tamera called him and immediately flew to North Carolina from Chicago to meet him. 

Unfortunately, Tamera lost her beloved father in 2015.

Quick Facts About Tamera

  • Her birth sign is Scorpio.
  • Tamera stands at a height measuring 6 feet and 2 inches (1.88m).
  • She attended the same school as Michal Jordan.
  • Back in August 2018, she was fined $500 for wearing Way of Wade 6 sneakers against the Atlanta Dream on 7 August 2018 as she was not signed by the brand.
  • She is very fond of sneakers. Until 2019, she collected 59 pairs of sneakers and has made different shelves for different sneakers. Among them, her favorite pair is Retro Air Jordan 1s.