Very athletic player ?small forward who plays much bigger because of leaping ability ? one of team?s top defensive players.
2000-01 Season Highlights: Fourth on the team in rebounding with an average of 3.3 in 31 games...Averaged 5.1 points, 14.6 minutes, and 1.0 blocked shots per game... Shot 43.4 percent (56-129) from the field and 66.7 percent (46-69) from the line?Came off the bench to register a double-double against George Washington (Nov. 12), recording 11 points and a career-high 14 rebounds in 29 minutes...Scored a career-high 17 points (4-6 FG, 9-11 FT) in 22 minutes against St. Francis (Nov. 27)...Netted 14 points against Texas (Nov. 20)...Registered 12 points, eight rebounds, three assists, two blocks, and two steals in 29 minutes at Clemson (Feb. 15)...Scored 10 points and grabbed eight rebounds against Mount St. Mary?s (Nov. 10)...Handed out a career-high five assists at Cal State-Northridge (Dec. 29)...Netted 10 points and grabbed five rebounds in 17 minutes against Florida State (Mar. 3) in the ACC Tournament?Started in the frontcourt against Michigan in the first round of the NCAA Tournament and finished with six points, four rebounds, two assists and one steal.
1999-00 Season Highlights: Played in every game with two starts ? Increased playing time because of improved defense?Became defensive stopper along with Svetlana Volnaya ? Ranked second on the team in blocked shots (21)?Came off the bench in Maryland game (Jan. 15) and had good defensive game, holding Terps leading scorer, Tiffany Brown, to six points in the second half? Had four big rebounds and added four points with two blocked shots in that game ? Played 10 minutes and credited with three key blocks, all coming in the last 1:15 of the game vs. N.C. State (Jan. 17)?Two blocks and a stuff of a third shot all came in one sequence of shots and third block came on State?s next possession with 25 seconds remaining in a tight game.
1998-99 Season Highlights: Played in 25 games and averaged 8.1 minutes per game?Had three or more rebounds in nine games?Registered eight blocked shots for the season?Played a season-high 22 minutes in fifth-game of the season vs. Towson (Dec. 11)? She scored a season-high 10 points in that game?Grabbed a season-high six rebounds vs. VCU (Nov. 24)?Was 4-6 from the field in that game?Played a season-high 21 minutes in loss at Duke (Jan. 4) and scored two points, grabbed three rebounds and recorded two steals.
1997-98 Season Highlights: Played in 26 games ? Played 27 minutes in regular season finale vs. Duke (Feb. 22) and scored eight points ? Scored in double figures twice?12 points vs. St. Francis (Dec. 3) and 10 points vs. Mt. St. Mary?s (Dec. 8)? Played a season-high 27 minutes in win at North Carolina (Jan. 15) and scored five points and grabbed four rebounds ? Recorded a career-high three blocks at Wake Forest (Feb. 18) ?Ranked third on the team in blocked shots ? Averaged 12.8 minutes per game.
High School: Named Miss Virginia Basketball in 1997? Selected as a three-time Street & Smith and Parade All-American ? Listed as 15th best recruit in nation in the Blue Star Index Top 80 List ? Twice named to the WBCA/Nike All-American teams ?Selected as the Richmond Times-Dispatch All-State and Group AAA Player of the Year in 1997?The only player from Virginia selected for the Boo Williams USA team that competed in Paris in the summer of 1997?Led Menchville High to a 26-1 record in her senior year?Averaged 19.1 ppg, 14.2 rpg, and 6.0 blocks per game in senior season?Tallied over 1700 points, 1300 rebounds and 300 blocks during prep career?Named first team Peninsula District?Named the Outstanding Peninsula High School Athlete twice?Named the Boo Williams Most Promising Player?Recipient of the One-on-One Award?Played on Menchville High team that was four-time District and Regional State Champions?Team was ranked seventh in the nation by USA Today?Named first team Peninsula District, Eastern Region and All-State...Selected as the Peninsula District Tournament MVP?Named to the All-District and All-Tournament teams three times?Selected Menchville High School team MVP three times.
Personal: Chalois Chayvonne Lias ? Born Oct. 4, 1978 in Germany ? Daughter of Deloise Lias and Charles Lias ?Has two brothers, Charles and Leslie and one sister, Compassion ?Played for five years for Boo Williams? AAU team?Played for Phil Forbes at Menchville High School? Majored in Psychology.
Career Highs Pts. 17 vs. St. Francis (11-27-00) Reb. 14 vs. George Washington (11-12-00) Ast. 5 vs. Cal State-Northridge (12-29-00) Bl. 3 vs. five opponents Stl. 2 vs. five opponents Min. 38 vs. Texas (11-20-00)
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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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