Stricklen (right) with Tennessee
|No. 40 – Connecticut Sun|
July 30, 1990 |
|Listed height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Listed weight||178 lb (81 kg)|
|High school||Morrilton (Morrilton, Arkansas)|
|WNBA draft||2012 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2nd overall|
|Selected by the Seattle Storm|
|Stats at WNBA.com|
Shekinna Stricklen (born July 30, 1990) is an American basketball forward for the Connecticut Sun of the WNBA. Born in Conway, Arkansas, she went to Morrilton High School which she led to a state championship in 2006, and played collegiately for the Tennessee Lady Vols. She was Freshman of the Year by the USBWA.
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. 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.
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.
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- Connecticut Acquires Little, Stricklen
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