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Bashaara Graves

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 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 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.

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).

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.

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