34  Tamika Butler
Tamika Butler

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Marianna, Ark.

High School:
Lee HS

Height:
5-3

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
08/11/1984

Experience:
4L

Major:
Physical Education


Capped her four-year Lady Tiger career with 860 points (7.6/game), and 226 rebounds (2.0/game)...In her four years, she started 66 of the 113 games she played in, and hit 137 three-point field goals for her career, the third-highest career total in Memphis history...Her 427 career threes attempted also ranks fourth in Memphis history...Also finished her career with 374 assists, ranking her fifth in school history...Became the first Lady Tiger point guard since Kalara McFadyen in 2001-02 to have more than 100 assists in a single season.

2005-06 (Senior) : Played in 25 of the team's 28 games, missing two due to injury...Tied a career-high with 30 points in the loss to Clemson in the Lady Tiger Thanksgiving Classic...Scored double-digit points in 16 games, including four games of 20 or more points...Scored 20 or more points in two of the last three games, including 22 against Houston and 22 against Marshall...Had a double-double of 22 points and 12 assists against Ole Miss...The 12 assists was a career-high...Knocked down six three-point field goals in the win at Lipscomb and five in the loss to Houston...Had double-digit assits twice including a second double-double with 15 points and 10 assists in the UTEP win.Had six rebounds at Lipscomb and six vs. Southern Miss...Had five rebounds against Marshall in the opening round of the C-USA tournament...Also had a career-high four blocks at Tulsa....Had 53 steals in 2005-06 and 115 assists.

2004-05 (Junior): Played in 27 of 29 Lady Tiger games, missing the first two games (Mercer, Lipscomb) of the year due to injury...Started in 17 straight games to finish the season, picking up her first start of the year at Ole Miss...Scored a season-best 18 points at UT-Martin off the bench, hitting 8-of-10 from the floor...Was key in the Lady Tigers win over East Carolina in the first round of the Conference USA championships, hitting 5-of-10 shots from three-point range and finishing with 17 points...Hit double-digit points in eight games, including back-to-back double-digit outings on the road at Vanderbilt and UT-Martin and against Radford and at Nebraska...Grabbed eight rebounds in the loss at Nebraska, including seven defensive caroms...Led the team with 83 assists and was sixth on the squad with 25 steals...Had six steals at UT Martin, just one shy of a career high...Hit a career-high seven free-throws on a career-high eight attempts at USF...Had two or more assists in 22 games...Had eight assists, one shy of tying a career-high, against Saint Louis...Her 87 career three-point field goals already rank her fourth in Lady Tiger history and she needs 13 more to become just the fourth Lady Tiger to pass the 100 career three-point field goal mark...Also has 259 career assists and 118 steals.

2003-04: Played in all 31 games, starting 16...Was second on the team with 36 treys made in 2003-04...Led the team with 99 assists and 64 steals...Averaged 7.4 points and 1.6 rebounds...Her 7.4 points was fifth on the team...Had the third-best three-point field goal percentage (32.4 percent)...Scored double-digit points in the first five games of the year, including a career-high 30 points on the road at Austin Peay...Finished in double-digit points in eight matches...Was 35.1 percent from the floor (79-225) and 76.1 percent from the free-throw line (35-46)...Now has at least one steal in 43 career games, including 12 straight games with a steal in 2003-04...Has scored double-digit points in 13 career games...Also has quick hands, tallying five blocks in her sophomore season...Had a season-best seven assists against Charlotte....Knocked down a career-best six three-point field goals in the championship game of the Lady Tiger Classic Tournament against Ole Miss, just one shy of tying an Elma Roane Fieldhouse record...Had a career-best seven steals against Saint Louis...Currently ranks sixth in career three-point field goals attempted (180) and made (55).

2002-03:Only freshman last season to play in all 28 games...Started four games at point guard early in the season after senior Kalara McFadyen broke her hand in the season opener against Austin Peay State...Saw 20 or more minutes of action in 11 games...Best game of the year was against South Florida in which she scored 18 points after hitting 8-of-11 from the field...Hit multiple treys in six games...Was second on the squad in three-point shooting with 19 treys on the year...Scrappy player who hauled in a rebound in all but five games...Grabbed a season-high six rebounds on the road against Charlotte...Dished out three or more assists in 14 games, including a season-best nine against Middle Tennessee...Scored double digits in five games...Ranked sixth on the team in scoring with 4.6 points per game.

High School:Prepped at Lee Senior High School under coach Larry Mitchell...A four-year letterwinner for theTrojans in both basketball and volleyball...Led the Trojans to the second round of the state tournament after leading the team with an average of 26.3 points per game...Scored a season-high 39 points against North Pulaski as a senior...Honored as an all-state and all-conference athlete all four years of high school...Also averaged 7.4 rebounds per game in her final season for the Trojans...Strongest prep season was as a junior, leading Lee HS to a 23-7 record and a 4-A State Tournament runners-up title...Named to the all-Arkansas first team as a junior, and the second-team as a senior...Led the Trojans as a junior with 32.7 points per game, including a career-high 40 points against North Pulaski...Scored 36 points in the state finals against Harrison HS...Also honored as all-district, all-state and all-conference in volleyball.

Personal:Born August 11, 1984 in Marianna, Arkansas...Raised by her grandmother, Odessia...Nickname is B...Is jersey number 34 because it's the number she's had since junior high...Says she wishes she had enough money to support her entire family...Says her parents were right when they said college goes by fast...Said she would like to play Duke if she could set the schedule...The craziest thing she has ever done was run through the water fountain in the center of campus...Lists her family photo as her prized possession and the Bible as her favorite book...Her favorite magazine is Jet and says her god-brother, Carlos Hall is the most famous person she has ever met...He plays football for the Kansas City Chiefs...After college, she wants to go overseas to play, then return to coach her high school basketball team...Majoring in physical education and African American Studies...Has one sister, Tanisha, and one brother, Levester.



- Individual Career History (Jul 07, 2006)

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ BUTLER, Tamika

Total 3-Point Rebounds Year GP-GS Min/Avg FG-FGA Pct FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off-Def Tot Avg PF-FO Ast TO Blk Stl Pts/Avg 2002-03 28-9 487/17.4 50-141 .355 19-69 .275 11-19 .579 11-37 48 1.7 32-0 77 77 4 29 130/4.6 2003-04 31-16 667/21.5 79-225 .351 36-111 .324 35-46 .761 11-39 50 1.6 56-0 99 97 5 64 229/7.4 2004-05 27-17 665/24.6 63-207 .304 32-98 .327 27-35 .771 8-50 58 2.1 39-0 83 79 5 25 185/6.9 2005-06 27-24 903/33.4 96-290 .331 50-149 .336 74-98 .755 10-60 70 2.6 66-3 115 128 9 53 316/11.7 TOTAL 113-66 2722/24.1 288-863 .334 137-427 .321 147-198 .742 40-186 226 2.0 193-3 374 381 23 171 860/7.6

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