24   Shakena Richardson
Shakena Richardson

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Neptune, N.J.

High School:
Neptune High School

Last College:
Rutgers

Height:
5-4

Position:
Guard


2013-14 Preview
Will sit out the season per NCAA Transfer Rules...The super quick point guard is expected to ready herself for floor general duties in 2014-15...Her presence on the scout team will help give FSU one of the nation's best practice players...Has two years of eligibility remaining.

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... 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 Beyonce 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"...Plans to major in criminal justice.

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