Former Alabama A&M University basketball student-athlete Tamisha Augustin has signed a contract to play pro basketball for the Atomeromu-Szekszard team in Hungary for the 2008-09 season. Augustin, who has been playing semipro ball in Atlanta and across the United States, recently averaging 16 points, six assists and five rebounds with the Atlanta Jaguars.

The 5-foot-8 guard will be the first American to play for the Hungarian squad, which is eager to have her become a point guard around whom to build. She will leave in mid-August for Hungary . Augustin graduated from Alabama A&M and last played for the Bulldogs in the 2005-06 season where she averaged 8.1 points per game. She now owns a master’s degree in microbiology.

At a recent AAU tournament, she was coaching an Atlanta girls team.  Augustin graduated from Bethel High, where she was a second-team Daily Press All-Star in basketball in 2001, as well as a standout cross-country runner. When she arrived at A&M she made an immediate contribution as a freshman, averaging a team-high 10.1 points per game.

Augustin injured her knee before her sophomore season but bounced back enough to contribute averages of 3.8 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 18 games. As a junior, she played 29 minutes per game, averaging 8.8 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 25 contests. Twice she was named second-team all-SWAC, and she garned conference player of the week honors.


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