Tamecka Dixon

Tamecka Dixon
Personal information
Born (1975-12-14) December 14, 1975
Linden, New Jersey
Nationality American
Listed height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Listed weight 148 lb (67 kg)
Career information
High school Linden (Linden, New Jersey)
College Kansas (1993–1997)
WNBA draft 1997 / Round: 2 / Pick: 14th overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Sparks
Playing career 1997–2009
Position Shooting guard
Number 21, 20
Career history
1997–2005 Los Angeles Sparks
2006–2008 Houston Comets
2009 Indiana Fever
Career highlights and awards
Stats at WNBA.com

Tamecka Michelle Dixon (born December 14, 1975) is an American professional basketball player. She announced her retirement prior to the 2010 WNBA season.

High school

Dixon attended Linden Senior High School in Linden, New Jersey, where she was named a High School All-American by the WBCA.[1] She participated in the WBCA High School All-America Game in 1993, scoring ten points.[2]


At the University of Kansas, Dixon averaged 14.2 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and 1.8 steals in 119 career games. She was named Big 12 Player of the Year and was also named to the 1996-97 Kodak All-American Team.

USA Basketball

In 2002, Dixon was named to the national team which competed in the World Championships in Zhangjiagang, Changzhou and Nanjing, China. The team was coached by Van Chancellor. Dixon scored 3.4 points per game. The USA team won all nine games, including a close title game against Russia, which was a one-point game late in the game.[3]

WNBA career

Dixon was selected in the first round of the 1997 WNBA Draft (14th overall) by the Los Angeles Sparks.[4] Dixon was one of the 4 remaining players from the first season of the WNBA before retiring. She won two championship rings, each coming from wins with the Sparks (2001 and 2002).

She last played for the Indiana Fever before retiring.


  1. "Past WBCA HS Coaches' All-America Teams". Women's Basketball Coaches Association. Retrieved 1 Jul 2014.
  2. "WBCA High School All-America Game Box Scores". Women's Basketball Coaches Association. Retrieved 29 Jun 2014.
  3. "Fourteenth World Championship For Women -- 2002". USA Basketball. June 10, 2010. Archived from the original on 5 September 2015. Retrieved 19 October 2015.
  4. "All-Time WNBA Draft List". WNBA Enterprises, LLC. Retrieved 24 Oct 2013.
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