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October 2, 2002

2002 National Book Festival (Attachment Two)

Media Availability:
NBA & WNBA participants: 11:30 a.m. to noon, Media Tent

I. Reading "Strong to the Hoop" by John Coy and "The Fungus that Ate My School" by Arthur Davis in the Children and Young Adults Pavilion II, 10:45 to 11:15 a.m.

Jerry Stackhouse (Washington Wizards)

A superstar both on and off the court, the two-time NBA All-Star who averaged 21.4 points for the Pistons last season, Jerry Stackhouse will bring his considerable talents to the Washington Wizards this coming season. Stackhouse is a member of the Read to Achieve National All-Star Reading Team and the November 2001 recipient of the NBA Community Assist Award.

Jahidi White (Washington Wizards)

No stranger to Washington, Jahidi White was a standout center for Georgetown and is now with the Washington Wizards. He has been actively involved in all of the Wizards' community initiatives since joining the team in 1998.

Stacey Dales-Schuman (Washington Mystics)

The third overall pick in the 2002 WNBA draft, Stacey Dales-Schuman made an immediate impact in her rookie season with the Washington Mystics being named to the WNBA's Eastern Conference All-Star Team and leading the Mystics to their best season ever.

Bob Lanier

A member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and an eight-time NBA All-Star, Bob Lanier currently serves as Special Assistant to the NBA Commissioner as well as spokesperson for the NBA's national reading campaign Read to Achieve.

II. Reading "I'm Gonna Like Me," by Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell and "Allie's Basketball Dream," by Barbara E. Barber in the Children and Young Adults Pavilion II, 1-1:30 p.m.

Swin Cash (Detroit Shock)

Swin Cash had an outstanding collegiate career at the University of Connecticut, during which she helped guide the Huskies to an undefeated 39-0 record and a national title for the 2001-2002 season. In the WNBA, Cash quickly became the leading scorer for her team, the Detroit Shock, averaging 14.8 points and 6.9 rebounds per game setting the groundwork for a great future.

Tamika Williams (Minnesota Lynx)

Another outstanding member of the undefeated 2001-2002 University of Connecticut team, Williams set the Minnesota Lynx franchise single-season marks for offensive rebounds, defensive rebounds and total rebounds during her freshman campaign with the WNBA.

Nate "Tiny" Archibald

Member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and one of the 50 greatest players of all-time, Tiny Archibald became the only player ever to lead the league in both scoring and assists during the 1973 season. This six-time All-Star is now a Community Relations Ambassador for the NBA.

Jeff Malone (Columbus Riverdragons)

A 13-year NBA veteran and two-time NBA All-Star, Jeff Malone is currently in his second year as Head Coach of the NBDL's Columbus Riverdragons.

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PR 02-139
ISSN 0731-3527

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