Valerie Still

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Valerie Still
Medal record
Women's basketball
Representing  United States
Jones Cup
Bronze medal – third place 1980 Taipei Team competition
Silver medal – second place 1982 Taipei Team competition
World University Games
Silver medal – second place 1981 Bucharest Team competition

Valerie Still (born 1961)[1][2] is a former United States professional women's basketball player with the Washington Mystics of the WNBA.[3]

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.[4] 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. The couple divorced in 2007.

Kentucky statistics[edit]


  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
1979-80 Kentucky 29 641 55.3% 70.0% 13.9 1.1 1.5 1.6 22.1
1980-81 Kentucky 30 628 58.1% 70.1% 11.0 1.2 2.1 1.8 20.9
1981-82 Kentucky 32 794 58.2% 68.3% 14.3 1.4 1.8 1.2 24.8
1982-83 Kentucky 28 700 59.9% 72.6% 12.0 0.9 1.4 0.6 25.0
Career 119 2763 57.8% 70.0% 12.8 1.2 1.7 1.3 23.2

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.[1]

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.[6]

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.[2]


  1. ^ a b "1980 Women's R. William Jones Cup". USA Basketball. Retrieved February 7, 2014. age 18 in May 1980 
  2. ^ a b "1982 Women's R. William Jones Cup". USA Basketball. Retrieved February 7, 2014. age 21 in June 1982 
  3. ^ "". Retrieved 2009-07-29. 
  4. ^ "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. 
  5. ^ "Kentucky Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved 2017-09-16. 
  6. ^ "Eleventh World University Games -- 1981". USA Basketball. Archived from the original on September 7, 2015. Retrieved October 13, 2015.