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

Shekinna Stricklen

Position: Guard/Forward
Height:  6-2 • 189 cms
Weight:  172 lbs • 78 kgs
School: University of Tennessee ‘12
Hometown:  Morrilton, Arkansas

USA Basketball Notes:

  • Gold Medal: 2008 FIBA Americas U18 Championship.
  • Bronze Medal: 2007 Youth Development Festival.
  • Named to the 2011 USA World University Games Team on Aug. 3, 2011.
  • Member of the 2008 USA U18 National Team that went 5-0, won the gold medal at the 2008 FIBA Americas U18 Championship and qualified the U.S. for the 2009 FIBA U19 World Championship; started all five games and averaged 8.0 ppg. and a team second-best 7.6 rpg.
  • Helped the USA Red Team to the bronze medal at the 2007 USA Basketball Youth Development Festival, averaged 9.7 ppg. and 5.7 rpg.

College Honors:

  • Wade Trophy finalist (2011).
  • John R. Wooden Award finalist (2011).
  • Associated Press (A.P.) All-America third team (2011), All-American honorable mention (2010).
  • Southeastern Conference (SEC) Player of the Year (2011).
  • U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) All-American (2011) and National Freshman of the Year (2009).
  • State Farm/WBCA All-American (2011) and All-Region 3 (2010, 2011).
  • Full Court Press All-America third team (2011).
  • All-SEC first team (2011), All-SEC second team and SEC All-Freshman Team (2009).
  • A.P. All-SEC second team (2010) and All-SEC honorable mention (2009).
  • SEC Tournament Most Valuable Player (2011) and SEC All-Tournament Team (2010, 2011).
  • Three-time SEC Player of the Week in 2009-10.
  • Twice named SEC Freshman of the Week in 2008-09.

College Notes:

  • As a junior in 2010-11, started in all 37 games played and averaged 12.8 ppg., 7.3 rpg., 2.0 apg. and 1.2 spg. in 29.8 mpg. to help Tennessee to a 34-3 record and the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight.
  • As a sophomore in 2009-10, averaged 12.7 ppg., 6.1 rpg., 3.9 apg. and 1.2 spg. to help her team to a 32-3 record, including a 17-0 mark at home and 15-1 in SEC play, the SEC regular season and tournament titles, and the NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen.
  • Recorded the second triple-double in Lady Vol history against Oklahoma with 17 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists.
  • Tallied 18 points, five rebounds and four assists playing all 40 minutes in the 2010 NCAA Sweet Sixteen loss to Baylor.
  • As a freshman in 2008-09, averaged 13.3 ppg., 5.9 rpg., 3.0 apg. and 1.8 spg. to help her team to a 22-11 record and the first round of the 2009 NCAA Tournament.
  • Scored double digits 21 times, including going for 20-plus four times, and grabbed double-digit rebounds three times.

High School Notes:

  • Earned four varsity letters at Morrilton High School (Ark.), where she started all 120 games played and totaled 2,690 points, 1,400 rebounds, 726 assists, 474 steals and 605 blocks.
  • McDonald's All-American (2008).
  • Parade Magazine All-America second team (2008) and third team (2007).
  • USA Today All-USA First Team (2008).
  • Arkansas Gatorade Player of the Year (2007, 2008).
  • Women's Basketball Coaches Association High School All-American, helped the Red Team to a win (2008).
  • Earned all-state and all-conference honors all four years.
  • Tallied 45 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists in the 2008 state finals her senior year.
  • MVP of the 2006 Arkansas 4A State Championship after a 30-point, 16-rebound, four-assist and four-block performance in the title game to lead Morrilton to a win.
  • Most Outstanding Player in the 2006 Basketball Congress International Nationals 15U.
  • Member of the Beta Club and student council.

Personal Notes:

  • Born July 30, 1990 in Conway, Ark.
  • Daughter of Wayne and Karen Stricklen; has one brother, Joshua.
  • Majoring in sociology and criminal justice.

USA Basketball Statistics:

TEAM
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2008 U18
5/5
17- 31
.548
3- 7
.429
3- 7
.429
38/ 7.6
40/ 8.0
7
1
9
2007 YDF-R
5/3
23-62
.371
1-17
.059
10-15
.667
37/ 7.4
57/ 11.4
6
5
5
Totals
10/8
40-93
.430
4-24
.167
13-22
.591
75/ 7.5
97/ 9.7
13
6
14

College Statistics:

YEAR
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2010-11
37/37
177-362
.489
42-109
.385
78-103
.757
270/ 7.3
474/ 12.8
75
20
46
2009-10
35/35
164-373
.440
33-103
.320
84-102
.824
213/ 6.1
445/ 12.7
135
25
43
2008-09
32/32
153-392
.390
32-110
.291
86-113
.761
111/ 5.9
424/ 13.3
95
21
58
Totals
104/104
494-1127
.438
107-322
.332
248-318
.780
594/ 5.7
1343/ 12.9
305
66
147