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#24 Shakena Richardson
Position: Guard
Height: 5'4"
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Neptune, N.J.
High School: Neptune High School
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Career
Played one season at FSU (2014-15)…Backup point guard whose flashy style of play was entertaining to watch…Provided energy on the floor as well as leadership from the No. 1 position…Graduating in the summer 2015.

Redshirt Junior Season at Florida State (2014-15)
Assertive backup point guard who averaged 2.6 assists per game off the bench…Generated 90 total assists to just 55 turnovers…Played 11.7 minutes per game and averaged three points, one rebound and 0.8 steals…Shot 37.8 percent (37-of-98) from the field…Had seven games where she recorded five or more assists…Contributed with six points and five assists off the bench against UAB (11/14/14)…Career-high eight assists against Bethune-Cookman (11/18/14)…Went 4-of-6 from the field against Furman to total nine points off the bench (11/28/14)…Recorded four assists in a strong second-half effort at Temple (12/14/14)…Had eight points, four assists and two steals against Savannah State (12/19/14)…Dished out four assists in six quality minutes off the bench at Clemson (1/8/15)…Had four points and five assists in 12 minutes played against Wake Forest (1/25/15)…Had three assists to no turnovers in 10 minutes played against Miami (2/8/15)…Two assists and no turnovers in six minutes at Virginia (2/15/15)…Six points, four assists and one turnover vs. Clemson (2/19/15)…Dished out seven assists in just 14 minutes with two blocks vs. NC State (2/26/15)…Saw action in 34 of FSU’s 37 games…Started against Bethune-Cookman in replacement of the injured Maegan Conwright, Richardson’s lone start of the season.

Junior Season at Florida State (2013-14)
Sat out her junior season due to NCAA transfer rules...Excellent practice player who played on the scout team.

At Rutgers (2011-13)
Appeared in 59 games, with 12 starts, over two seasons at Rutgers...Averaged 5.0 points, 2.7 assists, 1.4 steals and 19.7 minutes in 30 games, including 11 starts, during her sophomore season in 2012-13...Stepped up her game down the stretch for the Scarlet Knights, increasing her averages to 5.5 points, 3.1 assists, 1.7 steals and 22.3 minutes in 16 BIG EAST Conference games...Her best performance came against Pittsburgh in the final game of the 2012-13 regular season...Recorded career highs in points (15), assists (seven) and steals (four), and made 5-of-6 field goal attempts over 35 minutes in a 65-44 victory...Appeared in 29 games during her freshman campaign in 2011-12, averaging 2.1 points and 1.2 assists.

High School
Rated the No. 4 point guard and No. 18 overall prospect by ESPN in the 2011 recruiting class coming out of Neptune (N.J.) High School...Averaged 13.8 points, 3.0 assists and 4.0 steals per game during her senior season...Led Neptune to an 89-4 record her last three seasons...Captured All-State and All-Shore honors three times each...Shore Player of the Year in 2009.

Personal
Born Nov. 15, 1992...Parents are Frankie and Peggy Richardson... Majoring in criminology…Aspires to play basketball professionally after college as well as pursue a career in forensic science...Calls her parents and Malcolm X her role models...Favorite music artists are Beyoncé and Jay-Z...Favorite movie is Mr. & Mrs. Smith...Favorite television show is Scandal...Favorite quote is “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail”...Favorite song is Beyonce’s “I Was Here,” which she has to listen to before every game…Biggest hardship she had to overcome is when her grandmother passed away in December 2013…Played basketball and soccer in high school…Once in a while likes to listen to the early 80’s hit “Sweet Dreams” by Eurythmics on her iPod…Favorite accessory in her wardrobe are her necklaces…Biggest celebrity look-alike is Serena Williams…Her jersey No. 24 is a special number that has been passed down from her father and all her siblings…Something not many people know about her is that she loves tennis…Has two sisters and one brother.

CAREER HIGHS
Points: 9, vs Furman -- 11/28/14
Rebounds: 3, 3x
Assists: 8, Bethune-Cookman -- 11/18/14
Steals: 3, 4x
Blocks: 2, vs. NC State -- 2/26/15
FG made: 4, vs Furman -- 11/28/14
FG attempts: 7, Savannah State -- 12/19/14
3FG made: 1, 3x
3FG attempts: 3, 2x
FT made: 6, vs UMass -- 11/23/14
FT attempts: 8, vs UMass -- 11/23/14

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