Name: Shekinna Stricklen
School Bio: Shekinna Stricklen
With 1,738 career points and counting, Shekinna Stricklen finds herself in elite company in the Tennessee record books. Her 395 points this season (a team-best 15.2 ppg) have vaulted her into ninth place in school history, joining the likes of Chamique Holdsclaw, Candace Parker, Tamika Catchings and Kara Lawson, among others. Stricklen’s consistency has been impressive, averaging no less than 12.7 points per game during her collegiate career. Her play has helped lead Tennessee to a 20-7 overall record, second in the SEC.
“One of the best all around players in the country. Started games for the Vols at the point, wing and post positions her junior and senior seasons. Has good range on her jump shot and has the ability to break down the defense to get to the rim. Very good in transition both as the ball handler and running the floor on the break. Excellent finisher around the basket.”
- Jim Petersen, Lynx Assistant Coach
“Shekinna Stricklen likes to be the go-to player for the Lady Vols. If Tennessee is playing sluggishly, it’s usually a shot from Shekinna that will spark a run and get the crowd back into the game, and once she hits that first shot she’s tough to stop on the offensive end. She also demands the ball in late-game situations when the pressure is on.”
- Beth Rucker, Associated Press - Knoxville
“One word I would use to describe Stricklen is ‘smooth'. She is so talented that sometimes it looks so easy for her. She can shoot the 3, she can penetrate, she can rebound and she can play with her back to the basketball. The one thing she needs to work on is consistency. Stricklen doesn’t always show up.”
- Mickey Dearstone, Voice of the Lady Vols
“Regardless of whatever happened to the Lady Vols in the SEC this season, Stricklen would still seem to have the most untapped potential of anyone in this draft class. Her combination of athleticism, skill, and size at the wing position makes her a potential star in the pros for any team that can get the most out of her.”
- Nate Parham, SwishAppeal.com
"At 6-foot-2 is a versatile wing who can also run the point if necessary. Very good at creating own shot."
- Doug Feinberg, Associated Press
“Numbers down even after moving back to natural position on wing vs. point. Big, shoots the three, questions about toughness and conditioning"
- Debbie Antonelli, National TV College Basketball Analyst
Name: Shekinna Stricklen