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April 12, 2018
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Shereesha Richards

College/Country: Albany
Position: Forward
Height: 6'1"
Birthdate: 1/25/1993
Birthplace: Rae Town, Jamaica
High School: Atlantic Christian
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Finished senior campaign as one of just three active women’s D-I players with over 2,000 career points and 1,000 boards (UConn’s Breanna Stewart, Oregon’s Jillian Alleyne).  America East Conf. Player of Year in each of final 3 seasons. No. 2 in career points among Amer. East players (behind only Maine’s C.Blodgett) but tops with 20 Player of Week honors. Led UAlbany to four straight conf. championships; No. 1 in UA history in career points, No. 2 in boards. Also UA’s career leader in 20+ pt. games and double-doubles and has school’s top three single-season scoring marks … 2015-16: All-America Hon. Mention (AP); America East POY and conf trnmnt MVP (avg’d 32 ppg in tourney play. Led AE in scoring; ranked second in rebounding and FG%. 2014-15: UA’s first-ever D-I All-American (AP Hon. Mention).  America East Player of the Year plus America East Co-Def. POY; All-Conf. First Team and AE Tournament MOP. America East leader in scoring, FG%, rebounding: No. 2 in steals.  MISC: Played netball in her native Jamaica; first took up basketball after moving to NJ at 16 to live with a sponsor family and attend Atlantic Christian School (Egg Harbor Twp., NJ). Has a degree in sociology, with a minor in criminal justice, but has considered culinary school to master the art of Jamaican cooking.

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