WNBA Prospect Profile
(Photo courtesy of St. Johnís)
Shenneika Smith - St. Johnís
Position:
Guard
Height:
6'1"
Birthdate:
12/09/89
Birthplace:
Kingston, Jamaica
High School:
St. Michael Academy
College Highlights
Led St. John's in scoring in each of her final three seasons. Finished career ranked third, fourth, and fifth, respectively, in school history in blocks, scoring, rebounding. 2012-13: Earned All-BIG EAST First Team honors for second straight year. Led St. John's in scoring (fifth in BIG EAST) and rebounding (10th) the entire season, posting personal bests in both categories, and was a key reason SJU ranked in top five nationally in blocks all year. Had 19 double-figure scoring efforts, including 10 games of 20-or-more points. 2011-12: An All-BIG EAST First Team after leading SJU in scoring, she also led Red Storm in rebs./game and total blocks. Star turn came Feb. 18 when she sunk game-winning, 3-point shot vs. then-No. 2 ranked UConn's 99-game home winning-streak. 2010-11: As a sophomore, led Red Storm in scoring en route to earning All-BIG EAST Second Team honors. PREP: Her alma mater, St. Michael Academy in NY's Manhattan borough, closed in 2010. PERSONAL: Did not originally play basketball; grew up in Jamaica playing soccer. Moved to NY in middle school and began playing ball with her brothers. A big fan of Geno Auriemma, she gained significant advice from the UConn coach throughout his career, thanks to then-St. John coach Kim Barnes Arico.
College Statistics
St. John's
Season G FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2009-10 32 167 414 .403 68 100 .680 10 41 .244 168 53 47 25 412 12.9
2010-11 33 164 423 .388 56 81 .691 20 71 .282 202 56 56 25 404 12.2
2011-12 34 182 427 .426 52 76 .684 10 35 .286 217 48 45 40 426 12.5
2012-13 29 191 497 .384 78 101 .772 25 101 .248 196 70 51 64 485 16.7
totals 128 704 1761 .400 254 358 .709 65 248 .262 783 227 199 154 1727 13.5