|| Rometra Craig
Portola Valley, Calif.
Rometra Craig will begin her second season with the Women of Troy... Transferred from Duke midway through the 2001-02 season... A returning starter.
2002-03 Junior Season At USC
Joined the team on Dec. 19, 2002, after sitting out one complete year for transfer requirements... Played 23 games and made 20 starts... Averaged 13.4 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 2.4 steals per game... At the point guard position, led the team with 34 three-pointers on the season... Had 16 games with double-figure scoring... Ranked ninth in the Pac-10 in scoring, sixth in steals and fourth in three-point field goals made... Played first collegiate game at USC against SMU (Dec. 19) and shot a season-best 63.6 percent from the field, 75.0 percent from three-point range and collected a career-best six assists... Scored a career-high 23 points and posted a career-high seven steals against Washington State on Jan. 3... Named Pac-10 Player of the Week after helping lead the Women of Troy to wins against Stanford (Jan. 26) and Cal (Jan. 24) with 16.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, 3.5 steals and 2.5 assists per game, while shooting a combined 41.4 percent from the field... Tallied a career-high four three-pointers against UCLA on Feb. 8.
2001-02 Sophomore Season At Duke/USC
Played only seven games at Duke before transferring to USC on Dec. 19... Averaged 5.1 points and 1.7 rebounds in the seven games with an average of 14.2 minutes per outing... Made one start... At USC, sat-out the remainder of the season due to transfer rules (must not compete for one full year).
2000-01 Freshman Season At Duke
In her first season, Craig saw action in 33 of Duke’s 34 games while starting in four... Selected to the Duke Women’s Basketball Classic All-Tournament team... Garnered ACC Rookie of the Week honors on Dec. 18 after notching 10 points, one rebound, one assist and two steals in the first round of the Fun in the Sun Shootout in Cancun, Mexico (Dec. 17-19)... Recorded 10 or more points in 10 contests... Averaged 8.3 points in her four games started... Collected a then career-high 19 points on 8-of-13 shooting, including 3-of-7 from three-point range against William & Mary (Nov. 18)... Posted a game-high 17 points on 7-of-12 shooting in 25 minutes against Duquesne (Nov. 25)... Tallied seven points, one rebound, and one assist in 13 minutes against Oral Roberts (Dec. 19) to help Duke claim the Fun in the Sun Shootout title... Earned first start of her career scoring two points and pulling down four rebounds at Virginia (Jan. 22)... Scored 17 points, including 3-of-5 three-pointers at North Carolina (Jan. 25), while pulling down eight rebounds and dishing out five assists in 37 minutes... Scored a career-high 20 points on 8-of-9 shooting against UW-Milwaukee (March 17) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Craig is a 2000 graduate of Archbishop Mitty High in San Jose, Calif.... A two-year varsity letterwinner on the basketball team, who collected 1,391 career points with a 56.3 career field goal percentage while there... Named to the WBCA All-America, Nike All-America, Parade All-America second team, Student Sports All-America, USA Today California Player of the Year, USA Today All-America third team, Street & Smith’s All-America fifth team, and all-state first team as a senior... Averaged 23.7 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 5.0 spg and 2.3 apg as a senior... Played in the WBCA All-America game for the Red Team and scored two points and had one steal... As a junior, averaged 21.1 ppg, 7.7 rpg, 3.4 spg and 1.5 apg... A two-time (1999 & 2000) Student Sports Magazine first team selection, California Athlete of the Year, San Jose Mercury News and KICU High School Sports Focus Player of the Year for the Central Coast Section and MVP of the Blossom Valley Athletic League... Selected All-Tournament in the Santa Barbara Tournament of Champions and the Archbishop Mitty New Year’s Classic... Featured in Sports Illustrated on April 24, 2000 in the “Faces in the Crowd” section... Attended Menlo (Calif.) High as a freshman and sophomore... As a sophomore, averaged 26.5 ppg, 8.0 apg, 7.0 rpg and 7.0 spg... During her freshman year she averaged 20.5 ppg, 8.0 apg, 3.0 rpg and 5.0 spg... Also an outstanding track and field performer... State champion in the 4x100 meter relay as a junior and senior and finished second at the state championships in the 100 and 200 as a junior.
Rometra T. Craig was born on Oct. 5, 1981, in Iowa... The daughter of Roger and Vernessia Craig... She has six brothers and sisters; Nia-Jai (6), Alex (11), Cierra (15), Rogdrick (16), Carsha (20) and Damesha (23)... Her father, Roger, played football for the San Francisco 49ers... Her cousin, Corey Maggette, played basketball for Duke... She was inducted in the San Jose Hall of Fame in the summer of 2000... She is a six-time National Champion in Tae Kwon Do and a second degree black belt... Ranked third in the world at the Tae Kwon Do Barcelona Junior World Championships and could have participated in the 2000 Olympics, but decided to concentrate on basketball... A social science and psychology major.