Transactions: Selected No. 2 overall by the Seattle Storm in the 2012 WNBA Draft…Acquired by the Connecticut Sun on January 28, 2015 along with Camille Little in exchange for Renee Montgomery and two first round picks in the 2015 WNBA Draft.
Career: Young player who has shown flashes of promise…Good shooter and athlete…Provides size at the guard spot…Needs 148 points to reach 1,000…Surpassed 2,100 minutes last season.
2014 WNBA Season: Appeared in 33 games for the Storm, with 10 starts…Averaged 17.5 minutes per game…Established career highs for field goal (43), three-point (38.5) and free throw (73.1) shooting percentages…Scored a season-high 20 points against Indiana (7/31), tying a career high with six made threes on nine attempts.
2013 WNBA Season: Appeared in 34 games for the Storm…Started last 21 games…Averaged 10 points per game… Scored a career-high 26 points against Tulsa (9/12), hitting a career-best six three-point field goals…Scored in double figures 16 times.
In The Playoffs: Had five points, five rebounds and five assists in two games.
2012 WNBA Season: Appeared in 34 contests for the Storm as a rookie…Scored five points in her debut…Averaged 8.1 points per game, the most by any rookie since Sue Bird in 2002…Led the Storm with 13 points in their first playoff game.
In The Playoffs: Appeared in all three games, collecting 20 points and 13 rebounds in 52 minutes.
College: Wooden Award and Wade Trophy finalist…All-SEC First Team pick during 2011-2012 season…SEC’s No. 2 scorer and top 10 finisher in rebounds and three-point field goal percentage…Named SEC Player of the Year by the league’s coaches and to the All-SEC First Team by the coaches and AP as a junior…Named a State Farm All American becoming the 20th Lady Volunteer to earn the honor…Named a USBWA All-American and a Third Team All-American by the Associated Press…Was the SEC Tournament MVP after recording 16 points per game and 5 rebounds per game…Named Associated Press Second Team All-SEC as a sophomore…Named Freshman of the Year by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association…Selected to the SEC All-Freshman Team by the league’s coaches as a unanimous selection…Scored a career-high 27 points against Stanford on12/20/11.
Other Professional Experience: Spent the 2014-15 offseason in South Korea playing for the KB Stars Saoul…Averaged 13.9 points and 5.7 rebounds in 41 games…Also spent the 2013-14 offseason in South Korea, playing for the Shinhan Bank S-Birds, where she averaged 19.5 points and 7.4 rebounds in 39 contests…Spent her first season overseas in Turkey in 2012-13 with Hatay BSB…Averaged 10.0 points and 4.4 rebounds in 24 games for the Turkish squad.
Personal: Full name Shekinna Paries Stricklen…Daughter of Wayne and Karen Stricklen…Has an older brother Joshua…Majored in Sociology and Criminal Justice in college…Was a member of the Beta Club and Student Council in high school.