Tamera Young, who is also known as “Ty” is a 10 year WNBA veteran Guard/Forward and Entrepreneur. She is the CEO of TY1 Gear, a clothing line she started in the fall of 2016. Ty was drafted to the WNBA in 2008, first round eighth pick as the first ever draft pick for the Atlanta Dream. In 2009, she was traded to the Chicago Sky and then in 2017, after averaging a career best 10.2 ppg she was traded back to the Atlanta Dream. She currently plays for the WNBA Las Vegas Aces starting her 11th season.


Ty has been playing basketball for more than half of her life. As a professional, she has traveled all over the world to play in countries such as Israel, Turkey, Latvia, Spain, Italy, Brazil, and China.

Ty earned her bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology (Sports management/ minor in Business) from James Madison University in 2008. She graduated from JMU setting numerous records including, at the time the CAA’s All time leading scorer and 4 time All CAA first team. She still holds numerous of records at JMU.