Tamarah Riley
Tamarah  Riley


Detroit, Mich.

High School:
Detroit St. Martin DePorres





#5 Ohio State 66, Northwestern 42

#5 Ohio State 66, Northwestern 42

  • Video Introduction: Tamarah Riley

    2006-07 • Junior
    • Season-high 11 points vs. Montana Nov. 26 and added five rebounds. • Tied season-high with nine rebounds vs. Alabama A&M Dec. 16. • Went 7-10 FG in Big Ten tournament and pulled down 11 rebounds in three-game stretch. • Had seven points and seven rebounds vs. Penn State in Big Ten semis. • Pulled down season-best nine rebounds at Army Nov. 12 and added 10 points. • Scored seven points and grabbed two rebounds in win over Washington Dec. 3. • Had six points, four rebounds and three assists vs. Wisconsin Feb. 15. • Scored five points and had six rebounds at Wisconsin Jan. 18. • Had seven points and grabbed four rebounds in win at Penn State Jan. 11. Was 3-3 FT. • Career-best three assists vs. USC Nov. 19. • Tied career-high with three steals at Michigan Feb. 25. • Had five rebounds vs. Northwestern Jan. 14.

    2005-06 • Sophomore
    Ohio State's No. 1 option off the bench in the post ... saw significant minutes in all three Big Ten tournament games and both NCAA contests ... pulled down four rebounds and had three points in Big Ten quarterfinals vs. Penn State ... season-high eight points, two assists at Northwestern (Jan. 5) ... tied season high with seven rebounds at Michigan (Feb. 10) and added six points ... also collected seven rebounds vs. Indiana (Jan. 19), including four offensive rebounds, and seven reb. vs. Illinois (Jan. 29) ... five rebounds, six points, two blocks vs. Nicholls (Nov. 26) ... had seven points on 2-3 FG and 3-4 FT, three rebounds vs. W. Illinois (Nov. 27) ... six points, five rebounds vs. Michigan State (Feb. 20) ... four points on 2-3 FG vs. Oklahoma (Jan. 9) ... seven points, five rebounds, and hit first career 3-point FG vs. Dayton (Nov. 30).

    2004-05 • Freshman
    Played the most minutes of any rookie - 12.4 per game, seeing action in all 35 contests ... turned in 4.2 points and 1.9 rebounds per outing ... scored season-high 18 points at Ohio (Dec. 1) ... contributed nine points in Big Ten tourney quarterfinal win against Wisconsin (March 4) ... netted double figures in four games ... career-high six rebounds at Michigan (Jan. 11) ... recorded one blocked shot in seven games ... personal-high three steals vs. Bradley (Nov. 28) ... Shot 47.2 percent from the field ... Shot 68.7 percent from the free-throw line ... pulled down four or more rebounds on five occasions.

    Member of 2006 Big Ten Foreign team that had an undefeated tour through Denmark, Sweden and Norway ... posted 8.3 points per game in the four-game tour ... ranked among scoring leaders on the team and also was near the top in rebounds at 4.3 per contest ... shot 55 percent from the floor, converting 11-of-20 field goal attempts ... also went 11-of-17 from the free throw line.

    Detroit St. Martin Deporres High School
    2004 McDonald's All-America Nominee ... A finalist for the 2003 Miss Basketball Award by the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan ... four-time Adidas Top 10 All-America ... finalist for the 2003 Miss Basketball Award by the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan ... named to the 2003 All-Catholic League and the 2003 All-Academic Teams by the Catholic League Coaches Association ... averaged 20.0 points, 12.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game as a senior ... 2003 Detroit Police Athletic League Youth Of the Year ... three-time all-metro player ... honored as a student-athlete by The Detroit News as a junior and a senior ... part of four regional champion squads ... named to the 2003 Class C All-State First Team ... two-year most valuable player ... two-year all-state selection (as a junior and a senior) and a four-time all-city selection ... Riley's teams lost only four times during her tenure and racked up three City Class titles (Martin Luther King High School), one Catholic League championship (the first for St. Martin DePorres since 1990) and made appearances in every final four, finishing as runners-up twice ... The Detroit News named Riley to the 2002 Second Team All State Class A, the 2002 All-Area Detroit and the 2002 All-Metro Honorable Mention teams ... owned nearly a 50 percent career average from the field after her junior year ... a Channel 7 (Mich.) McDonald's High School Scholar Athlete of the Week ... member of the AAU Motor City Crusaders ... named the 2003 Most Valuable Player and her squad won the Deep South Tournament ... ranked No. 8 among The Detroit Free Press Top 100 Players in 2003 ... 2003 Michigan Hall of Fame Winners of Tomorrow Award recipient ... an honor roll student.