Kentucky’s all-time leading scorer has officially been inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame.
Former Wildcat star Valerie Still, who played at Kentucky from 1979 to 1983, was inducted this evening at the Historic Tennessee Theatre in Knoxville, Tennessee.
I’ve seen a lot of orange this weekend and that’s fine, but there’s a lot of Kentucky blue in here tonight and I’ve seen it and love it!” Still said during her acceptance speech. “I want to thank that little, little girl from Camden, NJ that was told she was crazy to follow her dreams … I didn’t have money, a fancy car, a house with a white picket fence, AAU ball, etc., but I did have dreams. That’s all I needed.”
In her time at Kentucky, Still finished as the school’s all-time leader (men or women) in career scoring (2,763) and rebounding (1,525). The three-time consensus All-American led the program in scoring four-straight seasons with a career average of 23.2 points. At one point during the 1981-82 season, she led the nation in both scoring and rebounding before finishing second in both categories (24.8 PPG and 14.3 RPG).
In September of 2005, Still was inducted into the charter class in the newly-created UK Athletics Hall of Fame, where she was the only female of 88 total inductees.
Saturday the @WBHOF enshrines its latest class and the all-time leading scorer in Kentucky Basketball history will be front and center.
— Kentucky WBB (@KentuckyWBB) June 6, 2019
Congratulations to the former Wildcat on such an incredible honor!