HONORS: 2002-03>--Honorable mention All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection ... Co-ACC Player of the Week (Jan. 13) ... honorable mention All-State by the Richmond Times-Dispatch ... co-recipient of the Academic Achievement Award (team honor) ... received team awards for the best free throw percentage and the most assists.
AT VIRGINIA: 2002-03--Honorable mention All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection ... led the team in assists (108, 3.4 apg), three -point field goals made (94), three-point field goals attempted (225), three-point field goal percentage (.418), free throw percentage (.860, 74-86), field goals attempted (329), minutes played (1089, 34.0 mpg) and games started (30) ... second on the team in scoring (432, 13.5 ppg) and field goals made (132) ... led the ACC in three-point field goal percentage (.418, 94-225) and three-point field goals made (94, 2.94 pg) ... also ranked ninth in the conference in assists (108, 3.4 apg), tenth in assist/turnover ratio (1.16) and 13th in scoring (13.5 ppg) ... named the Co-ACC Player of the Week after scoring 24 points, including his 1,000th career point, in a 79-72 win over North Carolina (Jan. 11) ... averaged 15.4 points a game in 16 regular-season ACC games ... had 58 assists in the last 13 games (4.5 apg) and shot 50 percent (36-72) from three-point range in the last 11 games ... his 94 three-point field goals made rank fourth on UVa's all-time single season list and his three-point field goal percentage of 41.8 percent (94-225) is sixth best on the season list ... led the team in assists in 10 of the last 14 games and 11 times overall ... also led the team in scoring 11 times ... scored in double figures 20 times and scored 20 or more points seven times ... scored a game-high 22 points and had four assists in 31 minutes in leading UVa to a 61-57 victory in his return to Rutgers (12/21/02) ... made two free throws with 14 seconds left to play to give the Cavaliers the lead for good (59-57) in that game ... led the team in scoring with a season-high 28 points in a loss at Michigan State (12/4/02) ... scored a game-high 24 points and was 6-11 from three-point range in the 79-72 win over North Carolina (1/11/03) ... scored a game-high 23 points and had three assists in the victory over Wake Forest (1/23/03) ... scored 15 points and had four rebounds in the win over Kentucky (11/26/02) in the Maui Invitational ... scored 18 points and had four assists in the loss at Duke (1/15/03) ... scored a game-high 25 points on 9-13 shooting from the field, including 7-11 from three-point range, in the loss at Clemson (1/18/03) ... his seven three-point field goals were a season high ... had a season-high eight assists in the win at Maryland (2/6/03) ... scored a team-high 25 points in the loss at Wake Forest (2/23/03) ... scored 18 points with six three-point field goals in the home victory over Maryland (3/9/03) ... has scored 1,276 points during his collegiate career (432 at Virginia, 844 at Rutgers)... lettered 2001-02--Practiced with the team, but was ineligible to play in games for Virginia during the 2001-02 season due to NCAA transfer rules.
AT RUTGERS: 2000-01--Started all 27 games for the Scarlet Knights ... named third-team All-Big East ... set the school record for three-pointers in a season with 82 ... tied the school record for most three-pointers in a game when he made eight against Lafayette ... led the team in scoring with 16.6 points per game ... also led the team with 114 assists (4.2 apg) ... shot 40.6 percent from behind the three point arc (82-202) ... led the team in free throw shooting by making 77.0 percent of his attempts (77-100) ... upped his scoring average to 17.3 ppg in Big East Conference play and added 4.25 apg... scored 36 points and tied Rutgers' record for three-pointers in a game with eight against Lafayette ... scored a career-high 37 points on 11-of-14 shooting against James Madison ... his 37 points against JMU tied with Notre Dame's Troy Murphy for the most by any Big East player during the 2000-01 season ... had a career-high 11 assists against Pittsburgh. 1999-00--Started all 31 games ... averaged 12.8 points and a team-high 4.3 assists per game ... led the team in minutes played averaging 36.3 minutes per game ... scored 31 points and made a school-record eight three-pointers against Notre Dame (Jan. 18) ... scored 24 points and made six of 11 shots from three-point range against West Virginia (March 4) ... scored 21 points and had a season-high nine assists versus Siena (Dec. 28) ... named to the All-Metropolitan team and the All-Tournament team at the Hoop & Quill Classic ... had a 22-point, five-assist performance against Mississippi State in the Hoop & Quill Classic ... named Big East Rookie of the Week for the week of Nov. 29 ... also chosen Big East co-Rookie of the Week for the week of Jan. 24 ... became Rutgers' all-time freshman assist leader with 132, breaking his older brother Geoff's mark of 76 ... led the team in three-pointers made with 76, which is also a Rutgers' freshman record ... paced the team in three point shooting (.400) ... finished fifth in the Big East in three-point field goal percentage and third in three-point field goals made per game (2.45) ... was 10th in the Big East in assists (4.26 apg) and 14th in assist/turnover ratio (1.31).
HIGH SCHOOL: Regarded as one of the top high school point guard prospects in the nation for the 1998-99 season ... originally recruited by Pete Gillen and his staff at Providence ... averaged 19.5 points and 3.3 assists a game, and shot 43.4 percent from three-point range (83-of-191) during his senior season at Christian Brothers Academy ... finished his high school career with 1,240 career points ... led his team to a 23-5 record during his senior campaign ... chosen second-team All-Metropolitan area by the New York Daily News ... first-team All-Monmouth County selection by The Star-Ledger ... chosen second-team All-State by The Star-Ledger and Gannett ... a USA Today Honorable Mention All-American ... chosen the "High School Athlete of the Month" for the month of February of his senior season by MSG Cable ... competed in the Capital Classic in Washington, D.C. ... averaged 15.9 points, five assists and three steals a game as a junior at Christian Brothers Academy.
PERSONAL: Todd Austin Billet ... born 11/24/80 ... son of Lewis and Noreen Billet ... brother Geoff played basketball at Rutgers and finished his career as the ninth all-time leading scorer in school history ... received First Honors (92 gpa or better) for five out of six semesters at Christian Brothers Academy ... Dean's List three out of four semesters at Rutgers ... has volunteered for Homeless Indigent Population Health Outreach Project (HIPHOP) in Piscataway, N.J. ... organized a minority bone marrow registration and blood drive at Virginia during the 2002-03 academic year ... earned his bachelor's degree in economics in May of 2003.
Billet's Career Highs
Points--28 vs. Michigan State (12/4/02); Rebounds--6 vs. Maryland (3/9/03), vs. St. John's (3/24/03); FG Made--9 vs. Clemson (1/18/03); FG Att.--17 vs. Rutgers (12/21/02); 3 Pt. FG Made--7 vs. Clemson (1/18/03); 3 Pt. FG Att.--12 vs. Rutgers (12/21/02); FT Made--8 vs. ETSU (12/17/02); FT Att.--9 vs. ETSU (12/17/02); Assists--8 vs. Maryland (2/6/03); Blocks--1 vs. LIU (11/22/02); Georgia Tech (2/1/03); Steals--3 vs. Chaminade (11/25/02), vs. Michigan St. (12/4/02); Minutes--41 vs. Maryland (3/9/03)
Points--37 vs. James Madison (12/2/00); Rebounds--5 vs. Villanova (2/20/00); FG Made--11 vs. James Madison (12/2/00); FG Att.--20 vs. Lafayette (11/21/00); 3 Pt. FG Made--8 vs. Notre Dame (1/18/00), vs. Lafayette (11/21/00); 3 Pt. FG Att.--15 vs. Lafayette (11/21/00); FT Made--10 vs. James Madison (12/2/00); FT Att.--11 vs. James Madison (12/2/00); Assists--11 vs. Pittsburgh (2/11/01); Blocks--1, six times; Steals--3, five times; Minutes--44 vs. Princeton (12/12/99), vs. Seton Hall (2/9/00).
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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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