2014 USA 3x3 National Championship
Colorado Springs, Colo.
May 9-11
2014 USA 3x3 National Championship
Colorado Springs, Colo.
May 9-11

Bashaara Graves

Position: Forward
Height: 6-2 / 188 cms
Weight: 185 lbs / 84 kgs
College: University of Tennessee '16
High School: Clarksville High School ‘12
Hometown: Clarksville, Tennessee

USA Basketball Notes

  • Gold Medals: 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship, 2012 FIBA Americas U18 Championship, 2010 FIBA U17 World Championship, 2009 FIBA Americas U16 Championship.
  • Member of the 2013 USA Basketball U19 World Championship Team that posted a perfect 9-0 record and captured the gold medal at the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship in Lithuania.
  • Aided the USA U19 squad to a 3-0 exhibition record against U19 teams from Australia, Canada and Spain in the Canary Islands.
  • Member of the 2012 USA Basketball U18 National Team that compiled a 5-0 record, captured the gold medal at the 2012 FIBA Americas U18 Championship in Gurabo, Puerto Rico, and qualified the U.S. for the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship.
  • Participated in the 2011 USA U19 World Championship Team Trials.
  • Member of the 2010 USA U17 World Championship Team that went a perfect 8-0 in the inaugural FIBA U17 World Championship.
  • Helped the USA earn a 2-1 record to capture a pre-U17 World Championship tournament title in Spain against U17 national teams from Australia, Canada and Spain in 2010.
  • Played on the 2009 USA U16 National Team, which went 5-0 to capture the gold medal at the 2009 FIBA Americas U16 Championship for Women and qualified for the 2010 FIBA U17 World Championship.

College Honors

  • Full Court National Freshman of the Year (2013).
  • Full Court Freshman All-American first team (2013).
  • WBCA All-America honorable mention and All-Region 3 (2013).
  • All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) first team by league coaches (2013).
  • All-SEC second team by league media (2013).
  • SEC Freshman of the Year and SEC All-Freshman Team (2013).
  • Four-time SEC Freshman of the Week (2012-13).

College Notes

  • As a freshman in 2012-13, helped Tennessee post a 27-8 record, including 14-2 in league play, and the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight.
  • Started 34 of 35 games played and averaged a team second-best 13.2 ppg. and a team-high 8.0 rpg., while shooting 52.2 percent (165-316 FGs) from the field.
  • Notched career-highs of 23 points versus Georgia (1/6/13) and 14 rebounds versus Rutgers (12/30/12).
  • Recorded 11 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and three steals in UT’s Elite Eight loss to Louisville (4/2/13).

High School Honors

  • Gatorade Tennessee Girls Basketball Player of the Year (2012).
  • McDonald’s All-American (2012).
  • WBCA All-American (2012).
  • USA Today All-USA first team (2012).
  • ESPN and Parade Magazine All-American (2012).
  • MaxPreps All-America third team (2012).
  • The Leaf-Chronicle All-Area Girls Basketball Player of the Year (2010, 2011, 2012).
  • District 10AAA MVP and Region 9AAA MVP (2011, 2012).
  • Four-time All-District 10 AAA selection.
  • Parade Magazine All-America fourth team (2010).
  • ESPN Rise Underclass All-American (2010).
  • Tennessee Sports Writers Association Class 3A All-State Team (2010, 2011, 2012).
  • District MVP (2011, 2012) and was all-district all four years.

High School Notes

  • Played four varsity seasons at Clarksville High School in Clarksville, Tenn., where she led the Wildcats to four straight district titles, started all 135 games played and amassed 2,397 points, 1,591 rebounds, 493 assists, 297 steals and 348 blocked shots.
  • Led her team to a 37-1 record as a senior, with their lone loss coming in the Class 3A state semifinals; averaged 21.3 ppg., 11.8 rpg., 3.4 apg., 2.5 spg. and 2.3 bpg.
  • As a junior, led Clarksville to a 32-4 record and the Tennessee Class 3A state quarterfinals, and averaged 17.9 ppg., 13.9 rpg., 4.3 spg. and 3.3 apg.
  • Averaged 14.0 ppg. and 12.0 rpg. as a sophomore in 2009-10 to help Clarksville reach the 3A state tournament.
  • Suffereed a high ankle sprain as a sophomore and was forced to sit out almost three weeks.
  • As a freshman in 2008-09, started in 28 of 29 games played and averaged 15.3 ppg. and 10.1 rpg. to help her team to a 28-3 record and a 3A District 10 championship.

Personal Notes

  • Born on March 17, 1994 in her current hometown of Clarksville, Tenn.
  • Daughter of Keinya Graves and Giovanni Marshall, Sr.; has two  sisters, KeUndrea Ogburn, Semajia Ogburn, and two brothers, Donovan Young and Giovanni Marshall, Jr.
  • Is a 2012 Delta Sigma Theta Scholar Honoree, 2012 Delta Sigma Theta Wilma "Skeeter" Rouldoph Scholarship Nominee, 2012 Clarksville High ROTC Most distinguished Athlete and recipient of the Clarksville High Principal Leadership honor.
  • Started playing basketball when she was eight years old.
  • Is unsure of what she wants to study in college.
  • Tweets under the handle: @Bash931.

The Inside Scoop

  • Favorite 2012 U.S. Olympic Women’s Basketball Team member: Candace Parker, which is even better because she is a Lady Vol.
  • Top 5 movies of all time: Love and basketball, Coach Carter, The Wood, Hurricane Season, and Friday.
  • Favorite non-sports mag: Jet.
  • Favorite sports mag: ESPN The Magazine.
  • Favorite app: Temple run.
USA Basketball Statistics
TEAM
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2013 U19
9/9
29- 49
.592
0- 0
.---
18- 24
.750
56/ 6.2
76/ 8.4
12
3
12
2013 U19X
3/3
5- 14
.357
0- 1
.000
10- 12
.833
16/ 5.3
20/ 6.7
3
0
1
2012 U18
5/0
13-25
.520
0- 0
.---
11-18
.611
34/6.8
37/7.4
9
0
5
2010 U17
8/0
14- 30
.467
0- 0
.---
6- 18
.333
37/ 4.6
34/ 4.3
7
1
8
2010 U17X
3/0
3- 13
.231
0- 0
.---
1- 2
.500
12/ 4.0
7/ 2.3
0
0
3
2009 U16
5/0
12- 22
.545
0- 0
.---
8- 14
.571
18/ 3.6
32/ 6.4
4
2
3
Totals
33/12
61- 117
.521
0- 1
.000
54- 88
.614
173/ 5.2
206/ 6.2
35
6
32
College Statistics:
YEAR
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2012-13
35/34
165- 316
.522
0- 4
.000
131- 187
.701
281/ 8.0
461/ 13.2
42
13
49