March 5, 2000

NORMAN, Okla. -- The University of Oklahoma's Phylesha Whaley will be a guest feature on ESPN.com Women's Hoops Spotlight, a weekly half-hour chat featuring the nation's top women's basketball players. Whaley will address basketball fans across the world on Tuesday, March 7, beginning at 2:00 p.m. Central Time. For those interested in following the live interview with Whaley or interested in submitting questions, go to ESPN.com's Chat Page.

Whaley was recently named the 1999-2000 Big 12 Conference Player of the Year and selected to the all-conference first team for the third consecutive season. The 5-10 post player also was named to the Women's Basketball News Service first team All-American squad on March 1.

Whaley led the Sooners to a share of their first Big 12 title with a league record of 13-3. She averages 20.6 points and 8.2 rebounds a game, while shooting 53.6 percent from the field. The Slaton, Texas native owns several school records but is in the hunt for Oklahoma's all-time scoring mark. She's currently 50 points shy of OU great Molly McGuire's 2,147 scoring record.

Oklahoma is 23-6 on the season heading into the 2000 Big 12 Conference Tournament this week in Kansas City, Mo.

ESPN.com hosts a player or coach in our Women's Hoops Spotlight chat every Tuesday during the women's college basketball season. Since the season started, several of the top players and coaches from around the country have participated. In case you missed any of the chats, the edited chat transcripts are archived at the site, Whaley's chat will be available live and at the archived site after Tuesday's chat.