Tamara James

Mills & Williams out, James & Terry in (Tamara James Update)

When Tausha Mills arrived in Motzkin she was a mystery. Former #2 pick in the draft who didn't find her place in the league, played a little in Europe, got hurt and fell off the radar. She leaves Motzkin as the Israeli league's rebounding leader with a blistering 15.8 rebounds per game average, along with 18.1 points per game. Those numbers caught the attention of one of the rich teams in Poland, who made her an offer no Israeli team can compete with.

After her last game with the team, where Motzkin lost the cup semi final ticket to Bnei Yehuda, Mills shed some more light on the reasons for her leaving: "It's very sad for me to leave, I have one of the greatest coaches, the staff is incredible. I hate the fact that I gotta get outta here but an opportunity awaits and I thank God for it.
Every time I get on the court wheather it’s in Motzkin Israel or Iraq, I have to play to my abilty. The coaches have done a great job, if anyone I credit I credit him, Adan and Ilan have done a tremendous job preparing me and allowing me to get in shape."
Angelina Williams also decided not to return to Motzkin, who won their last 6 games and are 5th in the standings.

Enough about those on the way out, Motzkin has already signed two new players. The bigger name out of the two is Tamara James (5'10, 22), a young and talented forward who can play both outside and inside. James was the 8th overall pick in the last WNBA draft, by the Washington Mystics after a superb career at the University of Miami. She averaged 20.0 points (49.6% from the field), 6.7 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game over four years. James was named to the All-ACC 1st Team as a junior and a senior for the Hurricanes. She is a versatile player who can play the 3, 4 and 2 positions.