Shekinna Stricklen

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Shekinna Stricklen
PJ Sugar Rodgers and Shekinna Stricklen.jpg
Stricklen (right) with Tennessee
No. 40 – Connecticut Sun
Position Forward
League WNBA
Personal information
Born (1990-07-30) July 30, 1990 (age 25)
Conway, Arkansas
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 178 lb (81 kg)
Career information
High school Morrilton (Morrilton, Arkansas)
College Tennessee (2008–2012)
WNBA draft 2012 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2nd overall
Selected by the Seattle Storm
Pro career 2012–present
Career history
2012–2014 Seattle Storm
2015–present Connecticut Sun
Stats at

Shekinna Stricklen (born July 30, 1990)[1] 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.[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]


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

On January 28, 2015 Stricklen was traded along with Camille Little to the Connecticut Sun for Renee Montgomery, and the third and fifteen overall picks of the 2015 WNBA draft.[8]


  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". Retrieved April 17, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Storm selects Shekinna Stricklen with No. 2 pick in WNBA draft". Retrieved April 17, 2012. 
  8. ^ Connecticut Acquires Little, Stricklen