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    Val Whiting-Raymond | 52
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    2002
    Statistics
     PPG 2.2
     RPG 1.5
     APG .8
    Position:  C-F
    Born: 04/09/72
    Height: 6-2 /  1,88
    Weight: 199  lbs. / 90,3  kg.
    College: Stanford '93
    Career Highlights
    • Scored a career-high 13 points with nine boards June 12 vs. Indiana

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    BACKGROUND

    2001:
    Acquired from Detroit on April 20 for a second-round draft pick (22nd overall) in the 2002 WNBA Draft ... Played in 26 games and drew 15 starting assignments ... Averaged 3.4 ppg and 3.2 rpg ... Scored a career-high 13 points with nine boards June 12 vs. Indiana ... Tied a club record by grabbing five offensive rebounds in the first half June 17 at Detroit ... Netted eight points and seven rebounds July 30 at Los Angeles ... Finished fourth on the team in blocked shots with 14 ... Connected on 20.5% (9-for-44) of her shots in 12 road outings, compared to 32.6% (15-for-46) in 14 Target Center appearances ... Placed on the Injured List Aug. 4 with a sprained right ankle suffered Aug. 3 vs. Charlotte ... Activated from the Injured List on Aug. 12.

    2000:
    Did not play during the 2000 WNBA season due to personal reasons.

    1999:
    Drafted by Detroit in the second round (17th overall) of the 1999 WNBA Draft ... Played in 31 games and drew 20 starting assignments for the Shock ... Averaged 6.5 ppg and 6.7 rpg ... Registered a steal in a franchise-record 14 consecutive games from July 6 through Aug. 6 ... Led the team in rebounding 12 times and assists five times ... Registered eight double-digit scoring games and seven double-figure rebounding games ... Recorded four point/rebound double-doubles ... Grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds at Minnesota in the season opener on June 12 ... Set a Shock record with five steals at Washington on June 18 ... Scored a season-best 12 points vs. Washington on July 10 ... Recorded three consecutive double-doubles from Aug. 2-6 ... Played 27 minutes with seven points, six rebounds and two steals in Detroit's first-round playoff game vs. Charlotte on Aug. 24.

    OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
    Played three seasons in the ABL with the San Jose Lasers (1996-97) and the Seattle Reign (1997-98, 1998-99) ... Averaged 13.9 ppg and 7.1 rpg in 94 ABL contests ... Also played professionally in Brazil (1995-96) and Italy (1994-95) ... Alternate for the U.S. National Team and toured with the team in the spring of 1996 ... Two-time participant in the U.S. Olympic Festival.

    COLLEGE:
    Two-time Kodak All-America and two-time Pac-10 Conference Player of the Year at Stanford ... Member of two Stanford NCAA Division I National Championship teams (1990, 1992) and a two-time NCAA All-Regional selection ... Led the Cardinal to four consecutive Pac-10 Championships ... Graduated as Stanford's all-time leading scorer (2,077) and top rebounder (1,134) ... Left Stanford as the school's all-time leader in field goals made (795) and field goals attempted (1,569) ... During her four years, helped the Cardinal to a 114-16 record (.877 winning percentage), never losing more than six games in any one season ... Earned All-Final Four honors in the Cardinal championship run in 1993 ... Named Pac-10 Freshman of the Year and National Freshman of the Year by Women's Basketball News Service in 1990.


    PERSONAL

    • Gave birth to her first child, Joseph Jerome on March 2, 2001
    • Enjoys spending time with her husband, Joseph, and her son
    • Hobbies include writing poetry, listening to Ella Fitzgerald and spending time with her best friend and sister, Tina
    • Runs her own basketball camp, Val Whiting Hoop Academy
    • Favorite book is The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
    • Earned a degree in biological studies from Stanford
    • Accepted by UCSF Medical School in 1994, but decided to play professional basketball
    • Lists winning the two NCAA National Championships at Stanford as her favorite moments on the basketball court
    • After her playing career, would like to start medical school and become a neurologist or a pediatrician
    • Has worn the #52 since seventh grade
    • Established the Val Whiting Foundation for Girls, which encourages girls to become active in sports
    • Practices T'ai Chi before games to relax
    • Taught T'ai Chi to her teammates in the ABL
    • Started playing basketball after she was cut from the cheerleading squad in junior high and her math teacher asked her to try out for basketball
    • Her favorite food is her mom's cooking
    • Lists her parents and her husband as her role models
    • Lists her favorite movie as Gladiator
    • Has a dog, Snoopy
    • Is a certified nutritionist
    • On Oct. 27, 2000, became only the third women's basketball player inducted into the Stanford Athletic Hall of Fame


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