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Shekinna Stricklen's Bio

About Shekinna Stricklen

Position: Guard/Forward

Height: 6-2

Weight: 178

Date of Birth: July 30, 1990

College: Tennessee ‘12

High School: Morrilton (Arkansas)

Drafted: Selected second overall by the Seattle Storm in the 2012 WNBA Draft

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Has played in 197 games with 63 starts over six seasons
  • Career totals include 1,520 points, 520 rebounds, 165 assists and 142 steals
  • Excellent long-range shooter with a quick release
  • Has made 287 career three-pointers
  • Collected 1,500th career point at Washington (8/29)
  • Had 500th rebound against Dallas (8/23)
  • Had 150th assist against Chicago (7/25)

2017 HIGHLIGHTS WITH CONNECTICUT:

  • Appeared in 34 games with a career-high 29 starts
  • Led the Sun with a career-high 71 three-pointers
  • Third Sun player to make at last 70 threes in a season
  • Total was third most in franchise history behind Kara Lawson (74 in 2012) and Katie Douglas (73 in 2006)
  • Tied a franchise record with seven made threes at Seattle (7/12)
  • Scored season-high 21 points in that game
  • Ranked sixth in the WNBA in three-point shooting percentage (.410)
  • Had 19 multiple three-point games, including eight with four or more made threes
  • Had a single-season career-high 42 steals
  • Ranked fifth in scoring (8.6 ppg)
  • Scored in double-figures 14 times
  • Scored 1,500th career point at Washington (8/29)
  • Collected 500th career rebound against Dallas (8/23)
  • Had 107 rebounds, most since career-high 147 as a rookie in 2012
  • Had 37 assists, most since 40 in 2012
  • Played a career-high 926 minutes

2016 HIGHLIGHTS WITH CONNECTICUT:

  • Appeared in 28 games without a start
  • Third on Sun with 27 made threes
  • Made 200th career three-pointer at Phoenix (6/29)
  • Collected 100th career steal against Dallas (9/16)
  • Had season-high three made threes four times
  • Reached double figures three times
  • Scored season-high 12 points at Seattle (6/24)
  • Missed four games with right knee injury (5/28-6/5)

2015 HIGHLIGHTS WITH CONNECTICUT:

  • 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
  • Appeared in 34 games without a start
  • Strong candidate for WNBA Sixth Player of the Year Award
  • Led the Sun with 51 made three-pointers
  • Had 24 games with at least one made three, 14 games with at least two made threes, eight with at least three, four with at least four, and was a season-best 5 of 10 from three-point range at Washington (7/19)
  • Was 41 of 96 (42.7 percent) from three-point range during 17-game stretch from July 14th against Minnesota to August 27th against Phoenix
  • Scored game-winning basket on buzzer-beating put-back against Seattle (7/31)
  • Reached 1,000 career points against Washington (8/7)
  • Collected 100th career assist against Indiana (7/28)
  • Had 15 double-figure scoring games
  • Had a season-high 19 points at Washington (7/19)

2014 HIGHLIGHTS WITH SEATTLE:

  • Appeared in 33 games with 10 starts for Seattle
  • 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 HIGHLIGHTS WITH SEATTLE:

  • Appeared in 34 games with 21 starts for Seattle
  • Started last 21 games
  • Averaged 10.0 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
  • Had five points, five rebounds and five assists in two playoff games

2012 HIGHLIGHTS WITH SEATTLE:

  • Appeared in 34 games with three starts for Seattle
  • Scored five points in her WNBA debut
  • Averaged 8.1 points per game, the most by any Storm rookie since Sue Bird in 2002
  • Led the Storm with 13 points in their first playoff game
  • Appeared in all three playoff games, collecting 20 points and 13 rebounds in 52 minutes

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 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 (12/20/11)

OVERSEAS COMPETITION:

  • Has played overseas in the Turkish Basketball League for Hatay, as well as in the South Korean League for the Shinhan Bank S-Birds and currently for the KB Stars
  • Was a member of the 2008 USA Women’s U18 National Team

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
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