Valerie Still

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Valerie Still
Medal record
Competitor for  United States
Jones Cup
Bronze 1980 Jones Cup Taipei, Taiwan Team Competition
Silver 1982 Jones Cup Taipei, Taiwan Team Competition
World University Games
Silver 1981 World University Games Bucharest, Romania Team Competition

Valerie Still is a former United States professional women's basketball player with the Washington Mystics of the WNBA.[1]

During her four years at the University of Kentucky, she scored more points than any other basketball player, male or female, with 2,763 points.[2] Afterwards she went abroad, playing in Italy for 12 years (last team Famila Schio). During that time, she earned an Italian National Basketball Championship.

In 1995, she married Rob Lock also a former University of Kentucky basketball player. They met while Still was interviewing his teammate on her television program in Italy. In 1996, they had a child named Aaron Still Lock. They divorced in 2007.

USA Basketball[edit]

Still was named to the team representing the USA at the 1980 William Jones Cup competition in Taipei, Taiwan. The USA team ended with a 7–2 record, which was a three way tie for first place. The tie-breaker was point differential, and the USA did not win the tie-breaker, so ended up with the bronze medal.[3]

Still was chosen to represent the USA on the USA Basketball team at the 1981 World University games, held in Bucharest, Romania and coached by Kay Yow. After winning the opening game, the USA was challenged by China, who held a halftime lead. The USA came back to win by two points, helped by 26 points from Denise Curry. The USA also was challenged by Canada, who led at halftime, but the USA won by three points 79–76. The USA beat host team Romania to set up a match with undefeated Russia for the gold medal. The Russian team was too strong, and won the gold, leaving the USA with the silver medal. Still averaged 0.7 points per game.[4]

Still also played for the USA team at the Jones Cup competition in 1982. This time, the USA posted a 7–1 record to earn the silver medal.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ValerieStill.com". Retrieved 2009-07-29. 
  2. ^ "This Still's a Potent Producer". Sports Illustrated. 1983-01-17. Retrieved 2010-03-06. "Now, as a 6'1" senior center at the University of Kentucky, Valerie Still finally has her own athletic identity. That was ensured when she tallied 30 points against Miami of Ohio on Dec. 5 and thereby surpassed Dan Issel's 2,138 to make her the school's alltime leading scorer. The game was halted so Still could receive a plaque, the game ball and applause." 
  3. ^ "1980 Women's R. William Jones Cup". USA Basketball. Retrieved 7 Feb 2014. 
  4. ^ "ELEVENTH WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES -- 1981". USA Basketball. Retrieved 17 Feb 2014. 
  5. ^ "1982 Women's R. William Jones Cup". USA Basketball. Retrieved 7 Feb 2014.