#20 Tamika Boatner
F/C 6-2 Fr. Memphis, Tenn./Whitehaven
A quick and agile post player … Polished player with strong moves in the paint … Should be an impact player for the Jackets this season … Is one of three players on this year’s team who stand 6-feet or better.
One of 10 finalists for the 1999 for the Naismith Girls’ National Prep Player-of-the-Year award, given by the Atlanta Tip-Off Club … honorable mention all-America by USA Today and Street & Smith’s … Named one of the top-20 high school seniors by Athlon in their 1998-99 basketball preview … Ranked 85th on the Blue Star Index list of top 100 high school seniors … Voted to the Memphis all-Metro team and an honorable mention all-state choice by the Associated Press … Averaged 21 points and 11 rebounds for Whitehaven High School as a senior in 1998-99, leading her team to a 20-12 overall record … Led Whitehaven to a 24-7 record and a city championship as a junior … Also competed in volleyball and track & field … Was the league high jump champion and city runner-up as a senior … Was the volleyball team’s captain on a district championship team as a junior … Named to the Academic Honor Roll for the Memphis City School System.
Tamika Boatner was born July 7, 1981 … Is the daughter of Arthur Boatner and Avis Johnson … Plans to major in management.