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Prospect Profile:

Shakira Austin

College/Country: Ole Miss
Position: Center
Height: 6-5
Birthdate: July 25, 2000
Birthplace: Fredericksburg, VA
High School: Riverdale Baptist High School
(Image courtesy of University of Mississippi)

Career Statistics

ppg
13.3
stl
1.4
reb
8.6
blk
1.9
ast
1.4
fg%
48.3

Career: Virginia native starred over 2 seasons at Ole Miss after transferring from Maryland. A “big” who can play the 4 or 5 roles but also score from a variety of spots. Won Gillom Trophy as state of Mississippi’s best player in 2021 and ‘22, breaking string of 6 straight winners from Miss. St. A 2x top 10 candidate for L. Leslie Award as nation’s best center (2022; ‘21) and 2x All-SEC First Team (2022; 2021). 2x All-America Hon. Men. (2022/AP; WBCA; 2021/WBCA) … 2021-22: 1 of 15 on ballot for 2022 Wooden Award as nation’s top player. Became 1 of 7 active D-I players with 1,500 pts, 1,000 rebs. Second straight year as Ole Miss pts, rebs, blocks leader. Avg’d 15.2 ppg, 9 rpg … At Maryland: Key contributor to Terps’ Big Ten Trnmnt titles in 2019, ‘20…All-Big Ten Second Team in ’20; All-Defensive in 2019 … PREP: All-American and ESPN’s No. 4 overall prospect. Played at alma mater of W’s Jonquel Jones … PERS: Parents Jessica King, David Austin. Oldest of six. Her uncle played at Oregon and as pro overseas.