Erika Valek

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Erika Valek
Personal information
Born (1982-04-09) April 9, 1982 (age 34)
Bucaramanga, Colombia
Nationality Colombian
Listed height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Career information
High school Coronado (Lubbock, Texas)
College Purdue (2000–2004)
WNBA draft 2004 / Round: 2 / Pick: 23rd overall
Selected by the Detroit Shock
Position Point guard
Number 33

Erika Yaneth Valek (born April 9, 1982)[1] is a former college basketball player for the Purdue Boilermakers.

High school[edit]

Born in Bucaramanga, Colombia, Valek played for Lubbock Coronado High School in Lubbock, Texas, where she was named a WBCA All-American. She participated in the 2000 WBCA High School All-America Game where she scored six points.[2]

College[edit]

Valek, a point guard, won the Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award as the best women's college basketball player under 5'8" in 2004.[3] She was also named to the 2003 All-Big Ten team and the 2003 NCAA East Regional all-tournament team.[1]

Purdue statistics[edit]

Source[4]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
Year Team GP Points FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2000-01 Purdue 33 212 41.4 38.8 68.6 2.5 2.8 1.7 0.1 6.4
2001-02 Purdue 30 228 40.5 37.8 79.4 3.5 2.7 1.6 0.1 7.6
2002-03 Purdue 35 490 44.0 39.6 82.8 3.8 4.9 2.6 0.2 14.0
2003-04 Purdue 33 289 41.2 36.5 76.7 3.8 4.0 2.0 0.2 8.8
Career Purdue 131 1219 42.2 38.3 78.3 3.4 3.7 2.0 0.1 9.3

Professional[edit]

She was drafted in the 2004 WNBA Draft by the Detroit Shock and was traded with college teammate Shereka Wright and Sheila Lambert for Chandi Jones in a draft day deal to the Phoenix Mercury.[5] Valek, however, was cut by the Mercury before the regular season and did not play for the team.[6]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Player Bio: Erika Valek.
  2. ^ "WBCA High School All-America Game Box Scores". Women's Basketball Coaches Association. Archived from the original on 2014-07-15. Retrieved 29 Jun 2014. 
  3. ^ "Frances Pomeroy Naismith". Women's Basketball Coaches Association. Archived from the original on 2014-07-15. Retrieved 30 Jun 2014. 
  4. ^ "Women's Basketball Player stats". NCAA. Retrieved 23 Sep 2015. 
  5. ^ Associated Press. Phoenix set to rise from ashes with Taurasi, USA Today, April 17, 2004.
  6. ^ Pelton, Kevin. STORM: 2005 point guard prospects, WNBA.com, April 7, 2005.

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