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Jama Hammontree

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  Position: G    Ht.: 5-8
  Hometown: Greenback, Tenn.
  Previous School: Walters State/Greenback HS
  Eligibility: Sr.  Major: Accounting

2011-12: Played and started in 25 games... Averaged 5.6 points and 3.0 rebounds per game... Ranked second on team with 30 three-pointers... Started first 20 games before missing three games due to facial injuries against Brevard (Feb. 4)... Scored in double figures six times, including 17 at Mars Hill (Jan. 21) and 15 against Lincoln Memorial (Feb. 1)... Went 4-for-7 from three-point range in the Mars Hill game... Averaged 11.3 points and shot 45.5 percent (15-for-33) from three-point range during a six-game stretch from Jan. 14 to Feb. 1... Had a season-best eight rebounds at Newberry (Jan. 28)... Finished with 13 points, three rebounds and three steals against Mars Hill (Feb. 25).

Walters State
: 2010-11 Stats: 25 games; 7.3 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.4 assists per game; FT% - .719 (23-32); FG% - .324 (60-185)... 2009-10 Stats: 24 games; 7.0 points, 2.1 rebounds, 1.1 assists; FT% - .771 (27-35)... Led the Senators to a 22-6 record, while advancing to the championship game of the TCCAA-NJCAA Region VII Tournament... 2011 TCAA All-Conference selection... 2010 TCCAA All-Tournament Team honoree as the Senators won the tournament title with a 62-48 victory over Volunteer State... 2010-11 NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Award recipient.

High School
: Graduated from Greenback HS in Greenback, Tenn... Coached by Angie Lucier... Two-time All-State and All-Conference selection... Scored over 1,500 points in her prep career.

Personal
: Full name is Jama Nichole Hammontree... Born Feb. 5, 1990... Daughter of Scott and Kim Hammontree... Brother - Jason, who played football at Union College (2006-2010)... Majoring in Accounting... SAC Commissioner's Honor Roll... Athletic Director's Honor Roll... Favorite book: "Wooden"; Favorite class: Cost accounting; Favorite midnight snack: Scooby-Doo Fruit Snacks; Favorite artist: Trey Songz; Favorite song: "It Would Be"; Jama can't live without: Her friends; Most thrilling moment in sports: Winning the conference tournament at Walters State; Advice to kids: "Always give your best"; Favorite color: Blue; Favorite foods: Pasta and chicken; Favorite sport other than basketball: Football; People Jama most admires: Her parents and Jason Heyward; Toughest opponent: Shekinna Stricklen; What people don't know about Jama: She has a brown dot in her right eye; Childhood idol: Her brother; When people first meet Jama, they think: She's country.