Shekinna Stricklen

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Shekinna Stricklen
PJ Sugar Rodgers and Shekinna Stricklen.jpg
Stricklen (right) with Tennessee
WNBA's Seattle Storm  – No. 40
Forward
Born (1990-07-30) July 30, 1990 (age 24)
Conway, Arkansas
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
High school Morrilton (Morrilton, Arkansas)
College Tennessee
Draft 2nd overall, 2012
Seattle Storm
WNBA career 2012–present
WNBA teams
Seattle Storm (2012–present)

Shekinna Stricklen (born July 30, 1990 in Conway, Arkansas)[1] is an American basketball forward for the Seattle Storm of the Women's National Basketball Association. She went to Morrilton High School and played collegiately for the Tennessee Lady Vols. She was Freshman of the Year by the USBWA.[2]

USA Basketball[edit]

Stricklen was a member of the USA Women's U18 team which won the gold medal at the FIBA Americas Championship in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The event was held in July 2008, when the USA team defeated host Argentina to win the championship.[3] Stricklen helped the team win all five games, scoring 8.0 points per game. She was also the second leading rebounder with 7.6 per game.[4]

Stricklen played on the team presenting the USA at the 2011 World University Games held in Shenzhen, China. The team, coached by Bill Fennelly, won all six games to earn the gold medal. Stricklen averaged 5.3 points per game.[5]

WNBA[edit]

She was selected in the first round of the 2012 WNBA Draft (2nd overall) by the Seattle Storm.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shekinna Stricklen Profile University of Tennessee Athletics". Retrieved April 17, 2012. 
  2. ^ "STORM: 2012 Draft Spotlight: Shekinna Stricklen". Retrieved April 17, 2012. 
  3. ^ "USA Women's U18 National Team Rolls Through FIBA Americas Championship Undefeated With 81-37 Victory Over Host Argentina". USA Basketball. July 27, 2008. Retrieved 10 Oct 2013. 
  4. ^ "United States". USA Basketball. July 27, 2008. Retrieved 10 Oct 2013. 
  5. ^ "TWENTY-SIXTH WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES -- 2011". USA Basketball. Retrieved 22 Oct 2013. 
  6. ^ "Storm draft bios: Shekinna Stricklen, Keisha Hampton". Seattletimes.nwsource.com. Retrieved April 17, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Storm selects Shekinna Stricklen with No. 2 pick in WNBA draft". Seattletimes.nwsource.com. Retrieved April 17, 2012.