Tamara Tatham Signs One-Year Deal In France LFB

TORONTO, May 15, 2017 – Slan Sports Management is pleased to announce that Tamara Tatham has signed with USO Mondeville in the French Ligue Féminine de Basketball (LFB).

Tatham, a 6’1” forward, is coming off an excellent season with Dynamo Novosibirsk in the Russian Premiere Basketball League (PBL) and EuroCup. She led Dynamo to an 8-12 record, helping them to a seventh seed in the PBL regular season, before being eliminated by the eventual league champions, UMMC Ekaterinburg, in the quarter finals. Individually, Tatham was fourth in the league in scoring with 15.2 points per game and sixth in rebounding with 7.6 per game. Over six games in EuroCup, Tatham averaged 15.8 points on 58.5% shooting from two-point range, to go along with 6.7 rebounds and 2.2 assists.

Tatham has played 157 games internationally for Canada Basketball’s Senior National Team, including two Olympic Games (Brazil and London). In 2015, she helped Canada win gold medals at the Pan American Games and the FIBA Americas Championship.

A Brampton, Ontario native, Tatham attended high school at Chinguacousy Secondary School before playing collegiate basketball at the University of Massachusetts. In her senior year, she achieved career-best averages of 12.8 points, 9.0 rebounds, 3.1 assists, and 1.9 steals per game. Tatham currently ranks sixth place all-time in career rebounds at the University of Massachusetts with 755 and fifth place all-time in career steals with 190.

Tatham started her professional career with Catz Lappeenranta of the Finnish Korisliiga in 2007-2008, where she led the team to a Finnish Cup and the Korisliiga Finals. From 2008-2013, Tatham played in Germany’s Damen Basketball Bundesliga (DBBL). There, Tatham was a Eurobasket.com German DBBL Player of the Year, a two-time Import Player of the Year, and was named to three All-German DBBL First Teams. Tatham was also named Eurobasket.com All-German DBBL Center of the Year in 2009, Forward of the Year in both 2012 and 2013, and Defensive Player of the Year in 2012. She reached two DBBL finals, with Wasserburg in 2010 and with Halle in 2012.

In 2013-2014, Tatham played the first of two seasons with Piešťanské Čajky of the Slovakian Extraliga. In 2014-2015, she led the team to the Extraliga Finals and was named Eurobasket.com Extraliga Player of the Year Award.

In the 2015-2016 season, Tatham joined the Townsville Fire of Australia’s Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) for a championship season. Tatham suffered a season-ending injury after 14 games, however she still ranked third on the team in scoring and rebounds with 11.4 points and 4.4 rebounds per game.

“I’m excited to start a new journey this year,” said Tatham. “I’ve heard great things about the club and it’s awesome to get the opportunity to not only play in France, but also with a friend and fellow Canadian, Kim Gaucher.”

USO Mondeville concluded their 2016-2017 campaign in sixth place with a 12-10 record. They were eliminated in the LFB quarter finals by eventual champions, Villeneuve.

 “We’re very excited to welcome Tamara to our club next season. Her professionalism and her experiences at the highest level of competition will help USOM to keep growing next season,” said USO Mondeville Head Coach, Romain L’Hermitte. “She will bring her ability to score and rebound the ball at power forward, and we know from experience how well Canadian players fit with Normandy.”

For more information and individual box scores for Tamara throughout the season please visit http://slansportsmanagement.com/tamara-tatham.