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      Shalon Pillow
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Addyston, Ohio

High School:
Taylor H.S.

Height:
6-3

Position:
Center

Birthdate:
09/07/1980

TENNESSEE 2001-02:
After working hard in the off-season, Shalon hopes to have a breakout senior season...
TENNESSEE 2000-01:
Shalon played in 21 games during her junior season... Averaged 3.0 ppg and 1.8 rpg... Knocked in six points in five different games for season highs...Grabbed five rebounds against St. Mary's in NCAA action for her season high in that category... Logged a season high 17 minutes against Memphis... Said her best games of the year were against Alabama in both meetings...Was among team leaders in field goal accuracy connecting on .537...
TENNESSEE 1999-00:
Shalon played in 33 games and earned her first career starting assignments as a sophomore...Recorded starts against UT-Martin, Stanford and UCLA...Turned in 2.6 ppg and 1.7 rpg while logging almost 10 minutes per contest...One of UT's more accurate shooters...Shalon reset three of her career highs in her second season... She dished out an assist versus Furman, blocked two shots against Memphis and registered three steals against LSU...Stepped up big in UT's NCAA Regional Championship win over Texas Tech tossing in six points at a critical juncture of the game...Knocked in 4-5 shots against Furman in the NCAA playoffs...
TENNESSEE 1998-99:
Shalon played in 31 games as a rookie...Averaged 3.0 ppg and 1.7 rpg...Turned in two contests of double-figure scoring...Tallied a career high in scoring when she gave a flat UT team a boost in the game at Auburn, connecting on all four field goals en route to 13 points...Registered career highs in rebounds (nine) the Lady Vols' win over Mississippi State...Other rookie highs include two rejections against Kentucky and one assist against Vanderbilt...Was among the Lady Vols' most accurate field goal shooters, connecting on 64% (32-50) of her field goal tries...Was slowed late in the year by a virus...Showed steady improvement throughout the season.
HIGH SCHOOL:
Shalon was a four-year letterwinner in both basketball and volleyball and collected four letters in track...Served as captain for each team, including twice for basketball and three
CAREER HIGHS:
Points: 10 vs. Mississippi State (2-6-99)
Rebounds: 9 vs. Mississippi State (2-6-99)
Assists: 1 vs. Alabama (3-2-01)*
Steals: 3 vs. Louisiana State (2-20-00)*
Blocks: 2 vs. Memphis (12-7-99)*
* Indicates most recent high
2000-01 SEASON HIGHS:
Points: 6 vs. St. Mary's (3-18-01)*
Rebounds: 5 vs. St. Mary's (3-18-01)
Assists: 1 vs. Alabama (3-2-01)*
Steals: 1 vs. Auburn (2-25-01)*
Blocks: 1 vs. Texas (12-22-00)*
* Indicates most recent high
CAREER NCAA:
Tournament Highs
Career NCAA Tournament Highs
Points: 9 vs. Furman (3-18-00)
Rebounds: 5 vs. St. Mary's (3-18-01)
Assists: 1 vs. Furman (3-18-00)
Steals: 1 vs. Texas Tech (3-27-00)*
Blocks: 0
* Indicates most recent high

times with track...Helped the Taylor basketball team to a 23-2 record her senior season ...Averaged 22.4 points, 11.2 rebounds, 4.1 blocks and 3.0 steals as a senior...Tallied 1,774 points and 1,003 rebounds while at Taylor, averaging 19.7 points and 11.1 rebounds per game...Placed her name in the school record books in 11 categories, including season and career records for scoring, rebounding and blocked shots as well as single-game marks for rebounds and blocks...Twice recorded a career-high 35 points in a single game and collected a career-high 21 rebounds during her sophomore season...Tallied 54 career doubledoubles... Selected as a Street & Smith's All-American in 1998, earned second-team honors in 1997 and was placed on the honorable mention team in 1996...Finalist for the Naismith Award...A NIKE/WBCA All- American...Listed as one of USA Today's top 10 sophomores, top 15 juniors and top 25 seniors...Parade All American... Accorded March of Dimes Female High School Athlete of the Year distinction as a senior...Named regional and league Player of the Year for Division III in 1998 and received first-team regional and league honors...Southwest District Player of the Year honors...First-team all-league four consecutive years...Named to the all-city team each season...Selected league Player of the Year as a junior...Also named the 1997 Greater Cincinnati Basketball Hall of Fame Player of the Year...Received AAU all-state honors each year from 1993- 95...Voted team MVP throughout her career and started all but one game in her career...A standout in both volleyball and track at Taylor, qualifying for the state track meet as a freshman and sophomore in the high jump...Earned all-league honors in volleyball four times...Recognized as the Division III volleyball 1997 Player of the Year .
NATIONAL / INTERNATIONAL:
Participated in the 1997 European Championships in Paris with the Eastern Girls Basketball Association...Team claimed the tournament championship... Won the 1997 Junior National Championship, played in Washington, D.C., and was a member of the silver medal team at the 1997 Junior Olympics, held in Charlotte, N.C.
PERSONAL:
Shalon is pursuing a degree in psychology...Would like to work for a non-profit organization...An honor roll student... Voted 1997 homecoming queen... Considers her father to be the biggest influence in her athletic career, since he has been her coach and has taken her along to his games...Father was also her coach at Taylor...Cousin Brian Grant plays for the Miami Heat in the NBA... Her biggest basketball thrill was playing in the 2000 Final Four...Has an older sister, Monique, 33, and an older brother, Lamar, 30...Shalon Denise Pillow was born on Sept. 7, 1980...Her parents are Dan and Ann Pillow.
CAREER TOTALS FOR PILLOW
YEARGFGMFGAPCT.3PM3PAPCT.FTMFTAPCT.REB-AVG.PF-DQTP-AVG.ASTOBKSTMIN
1998-99313250.64000.0002854.51953-1.762-392-3.032657337
1999-00333457.59600.0001830.60055-1.750-186-2.622748323
2000-01212241.53700.0001826.69238-1.825-062-3.031242174
Totals8588148.59500.00064110.582146-1.7137-4240-2.88651317834
PILLOW'S 2000-01 GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS
OpponentPointsReboundsAssistsBlocksSteals
Texas Christian42000
Wisconsin40010
Boston College00000
Louisiana Tech04010
Memphis51010
Texas02010
Rutgers01000
Louisiana State41000
South Carolina01100
Georgia14000
Kentucky62001
Vanderbilt20000
Kentucky23000
Connecticut00000
Alabama60000
Auburn31101
Alabama63100
Vanderbilt52000
Austin Peay64000
St. Mary's65000
Xavier22000
PILLOW'S 1999-00 GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS
OpponentPointsReboundsAssistsBlocksSteals
Louisiana Tech00000
*Tennessee-Martin85000
*Stanford21001
*UCLA31000
Purdue11000
Wisconsin01010
Memphis51020
DePaul42010
St. Joseph's34000
Texas42000
Old Dominion55000
Louisiana State20000
ConnecticutDNP
Arkansas01000
South Carolina11000
Georgia00001
KentuckyDNP
N.C. State21000
Kentucky34000
Connecticut20000
Vanderbilt22000
Alabama34000
Mississippi11001
Florida73000
Mississippi StateDNP
Louisiana State12003
VanderbiltDNP
Auburn42100
Florida11000
Vanderbilt30000
Mississippi State01000
Furman94100
Arizona20000
Virginia01001
Texas Tech61001
Rutgers01000
Connecticut22000

* --started game

PILLOW'S 1998-99 GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS
OpponentPointsReboundsAssistsBlocksSteals
Portland21001
Purdue01000
St. Joseph's81001
Texas41000
Louisiana Tech01000
DePaul42010
Duke00010
Arkansas53000
Stanford12100
UCLA21000
Mississippi53001
Rutgers22000
South Carolina43010
Connecticut20000
Georgia22000
Kentucky45020
Old Dominion20000
Florida20000
Georgia00000
Alabama00000
Mississippi52000
Mississippi State109003
Vanderbilt00000
Auburn132001
Memphis75000
Vanderbilt23100
LSU00000
FloridaDNP
AlabamaDNP
Georgia00000
Appalachian State43000
Boston College21000
Virginia Tech00000
DukeDNP

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