Jan. 9, 1998
UVA's Curtis Staples Receives AT&T Long Distance Award
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- University of Virginia guard Curtis Staples is the recipient of the first AT&T Long Distance Award of the 1997-98 season for the most three-point field goals made per game among NCAA Division I players through the month of December.
In the most recent NCAA statistical rankings through games of January 5, Staples ranked first among NCAA Division I players with an average of 4.3 three-point field goals per game.
Staples, a senior from Roanoke, Va., is currently averaging 17.5 points and 4.9 rebounds a game for the Cavaliers. He has been successful on 56 of 137 three-point field goal attempts (40.9 percent) through Virginia's first 14 games and is currently averaging 4.0 three-point field goals a game.
Staples has 339 career three-point field goals. He is second on the Atlantic Coast Conference's (ACC) career three-point field goals made list and is eighth on the NCAA's list.
In recognition of Staples' accomplishments, AT&T has donated $500 to the NCAA Foundation's Degree-Completion Scholarship Program. Each month AT&T recognizes the players from men's Division I, II and III basketball and women's Division I basketball who convert the most three-pointers per game and have the highest three-point field goal percentage.
Virginia is currently 8-6 overall and 1-1 in the ACC. The Cavaliers play at the University of North Carolina on Saturday (1:30 p.m.).
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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