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Shekinna Stricklen #40 Guard/Forward

Shekinna Stricklen

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Background

CAREER:
Drafted No. 2 overall in the 2012 WNBA Draft
Averaged 8.1 ppg, the most by any Storm rookie since Sue Bird in 2002
Started games at point guard, wing and post positions during Tennessee career
Named USWBA Freshman of the Year in 2008-09
Chosen SEC Player of the Year by coaches as a junior
Storm's highest draft pick (No. 2 overall) since 2002 and also tied for highest drafted player from an Arkansas high school in any major pro sport
Two-time Gatorade Arkansas Player of the Year

2013:
Took over a starting role midway through the season, starting in the final 21 games while playing in all 34 regular season matchups
Averaged a career-high 10.0 ppg
Scored a career-high 26 points at Tulsa on Sept. 12, 2013
Connected on a career-high six three-point field goals at Tulsa on Sept. 12, 2013
Scored double-digit points 16 times
Announced in June 2013 that she would be donating $25 per three-pointer made in 2013 to the Pat Summitt Foundation

2012:
Appeared in all 34 contests in the 2012 season
Scored five points in her Storm debut
Averaged 8.1 ppg, the most by any Storm rookie since Sue Bird in 2002
Led the Storm with 13 points in Seattle’s first playoff game

COLLEGE:
Wooden Award and Wade Trophy finalist and All-SEC First Team pick in 2011-12
SEC's No. 2 scorer and top 10 finisher in rebounds and 3-point FG percentage
Named the 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
Captured State Farm All-America honors, becoming the 20th Lady Vol to earn the prestigious award all-time
Named a USBWA All-American and a Third Team All-American by the Associated Press
Nabbed SEC Tournament MVP honors after averaging 16.0 ppg and 5.0 rpg at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville
Named Associated Press Second Team All-SEC as a sophomore
Named Second Team All-SEC by the league coaches
Named Honorable Mention All-American by Associated Press
Named Freshman of the Year by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association
Selected to All-SEC Second Team and was a unanimous selection to the SEC All-Freshman Team by the league's coaches
Scored career-high 27 points at Stanford on Dec. 20, 2011

Personal

Majored in sociology and criminal justice
A member of the Beta Club and Student Council in high school
Lists former WNBA and Tennessee star Chamique Holdsclaw as the player after whom she models herself
Wants to be a coach someday.

Career Transactions

Selected by the Seattle Storm in the first round (second overall) of the 2012 WNBA Draft