Erika Valek
Erika  Valek


Lubbock, Texas

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Erika Valek's 2003-04 Game-By-Game and Career Statistics through March 27 in PDF Format
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Scouting Valek: True point guard and floor general ... can score off penetration or as a spot-up shooter ... has started all 94 games in her career.

Valek in 2002-03: First team All-Big Ten by coaches, second team All-Big Ten by media ... started all 35 games ... averaged 14.0 points and 3.8 rebounds per game ... led team in assists (4.9) and steals (2.6) ... averaged 18.5 points, 3.3 rebounds and 3.0 assists in the NCAA Tournament ... NCAA East Regional All-Tournament Team pick ... averaged 15.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.3 assists in the Big Ten Tournament ... named to Big Ten All-Tournament Team ... shot 50 percent from the field (19-38) and 60 percent from three-point range (6-10) in three conference tournament games ... ranked second in the Big Ten in steals ... ranked third in the Big Ten in assists ... double-figure scorer in 25 of 35 games ... scored 20 or more points seven times ... notched back-to-back career-high 26-point performances vs. Iowa and at Northwestern ... shot 39.6 percent from three-point range ... shot 82.8 percent from the free throw line ... Purdue?'s assists leader 24 times recorded at least four assists in 26 games, including career-high 10 vs. Western Michigan ... recorded more assists than turnovers in 24 games ... Purdue?'s steals leader 20 times ... recorded at least two steals in 20 games, with career-high eight at Southern Miss ... in 33 of 35 games, assists and steals combined outnumbered turnovers ... grabbed career-high nine rebounds vs. No. 19 Boston College ... WBCA/Basketball Travelers Classic all-tournament team selection.

Valek in 2001-02: Started all 30 games, averaging 7.6 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.7 assists ... averaged 7.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists in the Big Ten Tournament ... averaged 11.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists in the NCAA Tournament ... averaged 4.3 assists over Purdue?'s last nine games after averaging 2.0 through the first 21 ... handed out three or more assists 15 times ... scored in all 30 games, reaching double figures seven times ... erupted for 21 points vs. UC Santa Barbara ... went 10 for 10 from the free throw line against the Gauchos.

Valek in 2000-01: Started all 33 games in which she played ... averaged 6.4 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 24.2 minutes per game ... tore ACL in NCAA Mideast Regional semifinal vs. No. 13 Texas Tech (with 4:13 remaining) ... averaged 8.7 points and 2.0 assists in the NCAA Tournament ... averaged 8.3 points and 2.3 assists in the Big Ten Tournament ... finished the season ranked in the top 10 in steals (3rd), assists (5th), and three-point field goals (8th) on the school freshman leaders list ... scored season-high 14 points at Valparaiso ... handed out season-high eight assists vs. Minnesota ... led Purdue in scoring twice: vs. LSU and at Michigan (tie).

Valek at Coronado High School: Nike/WBCA All-American ... first team Parade All-American ... second team USA Today All-American ... averaged 25.3 points, 8.3 assists, 5.6 steals and 5.5 rebounds per game as a senior ... averaged 22.7 points, 8.0 assists, 5.5 steals and 4.0 rebounds as a junior ... three-time first team all-state selection ... four-time all-area, all-district and all-region pick ... 2000 district MVP ... named to Lubbock Avalanche Journal West Texas all-century team ... ranked No. 4 prospect by All-Star Girls Report and No. 23 by Blue Star ... basketball coach was Shirlene Lilley.

Valek?'s Vitals: Given name Erika Yaneth Valek ... born April 9, 1982, in Bucaramanga, Colombia ... parents are Janeth and Juan Carlos Valek ... has two younger sisters, Tatiana (15) and Viviana (3) ... family now resides in Zionsville, Ind. ... majoring in health and fitness.


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