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      Bashaara Graves
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Clarksville, Tenn.

High School:
Clarksville H.S.

Height:
6-2

Position:
F

2012-13 National Awards Candidate

GRAVES' SUPERLATIVES
2013-14 Season Highs
Points:23 // Georgia Tech, 11/17/13
Rebounds:18 // Georgia Tech, 11/17/13
Assists:5 // Georgia Tech, 11/17/13
Steals:3 // Troy, 12/14/13
Blocks:2 // Maryland, 3/30/14
Field Goals:9 // Georgia Tech, 11/17/13
3-Pointers:--
Free Throws:8 // LSU, 3/7/14*
Minutes:38 // Kentucky, 2/16/14
Career Highs
Points:23 // Georgia, 1/6/13
Rebounds:18 // Georgia Tech, 11/17/13
Assists:5 // Georgia Tech, 11/17/13*
Steals:4 // LSU, 02/07/13*
Blocks:2 // Maryland, 3/30/14*
Field Goals:9 // Georgia Tech, 11/17/13*
3-Pointers:--
Free Throws:9 // Notre Dame, 1/28/13
Minutes:40 // Notre Dame, 1/28/13
SEC Highs
Points:23 // Georgia, 1/6/13
Rebounds:12 // Florida, 1/13/13
Assists:5 // Auburn, 2/21/13
Steals:4 // LSU, 2/7/13
Blocks:1 // South Carolina, 3/2/14*
Field Goals:9 // Alabama, 1/20/13
3-Pointers:--
Free Throws:7 // Arkansas, 2/24/13*
Minutes:38 // Kentucky, 2/16/14*

NCAA Highs
Points:11 // Louisville, 4/2/13*
Rebounds:14 // Maryland, 3/30/14
Assists:3 // Louisville, 4/2/13*
Steals:3 // Louisville, 4/2/13*
Blocks:2 // Maryland, 3/30/14
Field Goals:3 // Louisville, 4/2/13*
3-Pointers:--
Free Throws:5 // Louisville, 4/2/13*
Minutes:35 // Maryland, 3/30/14
*Indicates most recent high

CAREER HONORS
    • SEC Academic Honor Roll -- 2014
    • Naismith Trophy Early Season Watch List -- 2013-14
    • Wooden Award Preseason Top 30 -- 2013-14
    • "Wade Watch" List -- 2013-14
    • Media & Coaches Preseason All-SEC -- 2013-14
    • Full Court National Freshman of the Year -- 2013
    • Full Court First-Team Freshman All-American -- 2013
    • WBCA Honorable Mention All-American -- 2013
    • WBCA All-Region 3 Nominee -- 2013
    • Coaches SEC Freshman of the Year -- 2013
    • Associated Press SEC Newcomer of the Year -- 2013
    • Coaches All-SEC First Team -- 2013
    • Associated Press All-SEC Second Team -- 2013
    • Coaches SEC All-Freshman Team -- 2013
    • SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll -- 2013
    • SEC Freshman of the Week -- 2012-13 (Nov. 12, Dec. 3, Dec. 31, Jan. 14)
    • Volscars Women's Co-Rookie of the Year -- 2013
2013-14 AT TENNESSEE
    • Started 30 of 35 games as a sophomore and was UT's third leading rebounder (6.8 rpg.) and fourth-leading scorer (9.3 ppg.).
    • Led the team in rebounding on eight occasions in 2013-14 while notching six games with 10 or more boards.
    • Set a school record with 14 offensive rebounds against Georgia Tech, recording 18 total rebounds, the most by a Lady Vol since Glory Johnson on March 19, 2012.
    • Tallied a double-double against Georgia Tech by adding 23 points to those 18 caroms and also dishing out five assists.
    • Posted double-doubles in two other games, including vs. Oakland (15/11) and SMU (10/10).
    • Racked up a team-leading 20 points with seven rebounds against Kentucky on Feb. 16 for her second 20+ point outing of the season.
    • Led the team in scoring with 17 points against Tennessee State, going a perfect 6-of-6 from the field and 5-of-6 from the free throw line.
    • Put up 14 points, going 6-of-9 from the field, with five rebounds at Stanford.
    • Notched back-to-back double-digit outings in the SEC Tournament with 14 points vs. LSU and 14 points against Texas A&M while grabbing nine boards in both games as UT went on to win the championship.
    • Scored in double figures three times during a stretch of four games with 13 at Mississippi State, 17 vs. Florida and 10 at Texas A&M, where the Lady Vols handed the Aggies their first SEC loss.
    • Averaged 10.0 rebounds per contest in NCAA play to lead Tennessee in that category.
    • Had a team-best 14 rebounds while adding five points and two blocks vs. Maryland in the NCAA Sweet 16.
    • In UT's NCAA First Round game against Northwestern State, she led the team with 12 boards, recording her fifth double-figure rebounding outing of the season.

2012-13 AT TENNESSEE
    • Named SEC Freshman of the Year, All-SEC First-Team and SEC All-Freshman Team
    • Was the Lady Vols' No. 1 rebounder (8.0) and No. 2 scorer (13.2) as a rookie, ranking seventh and 11th overall (No. 1 in both among freshmen), respectively, in the SEC in those categories.
    • Graves' rebounding and scoring averages ranked No. 4 and No. 10, respectively, among all-time freshmen at Tennessee.
    • Led Tennessee and was fourth in the SEC in double-doubles as a freshman, posting 10 such performances.
    • In UT history, only Chamique Holdsclaw (16) and Sheila Frost (11) had more double-doubles as freshmen than Graves, who tied Candace Parker with 10 and was one ahead of Tamika Catchings (9).
    • Among those were double-double efforts vs. Stanford (15 pts., 12 rebs.), Notre Dame (19/13) and Louisville (11/10).
    • Posted a double-double in her second career game, tallying 18 points and 12 rebounds, to go along with four steals, in a key early win at No. 22/20 Georgia Tech.
    • Scored in double figures 29 times in 35 games, including the first eight contests of the season.
    • Notched a career-high 23 points (8-11 FG/7-7 FT) and added eight rebounds in the SEC home-opener vs. No. 10/11 Georgia.
    • While surrounded by three defensive players, she scored UT's game-winning basket with .8 seconds remaining in the Lady Vols' 64-62 victory at LSU and finished with 17 points.
    • Corralled at least 10 rebounds on 11 occasions as a freshman, tying for fifth-most in the conference.
    • Had 20 points, six rebounds and three steals in a key road win at Miami (Fla.).
    • Had a career-best 14 rebounds vs. Rutgers and also contributed 11 points in a 66-47 home victory.

USA/AAU BASKETBALL
    • Four time gold medalist with USA Basketball.
    • Started all nine games, shot .592 from the field and averaged 8.4 points and 6.2 rebounds as the USA squad won the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship in PanevėÂzys, Lithuania.
    • Played on the gold-medal-winning USA Basketball U18 National Team at the 2012 FIBA Americas Championship for Women in Gurabo, Puerto Rico, on Aug. 15-19.
    • Averaged 7.4 points, 6.8 rebounds and 19.4 minutes over five contests.
    • Previously was a member of the gold medal-winning Team USA U16 team at FIBA Americas and U17 squad at FIBA World Championships.
    • Played AAU ball with the Clarksville Lady Shox.

HIGH SCHOOL
    • During her four-year career, she started all 135 games and amassed 2,397 points, 1,591 rebounds, 493 assists, 297 steals and 348 blocked shots.
    • Averaged 21.3 points, 11.8 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 2.5 steals and 2.3 blocks as a senior while shooting 63.9 percent from the field and 73.7 percent from the free throw line.
    • Had points/rebounds averages of 17.9/13.9 as junior, 14.0/12.0 as a sophomore and 15.3/10.1 as a freshman.
    • Ranked No. 5 on HoopGurlz Class of 2012 ESPNU 100 Rankings.
    • ESPN, McDonald's, Parade Magazine and WBCA All-American (2012).
    • All-USA First Team by USA Today and MaxPreps All-America Third Team (2012).
    • Parade Magazine All-America Fourth Team (2010).
    • ESPN Rise Underclass All-American (2010).
    • Tallied 12 rebounds and seven points in 2012 McDonald's All-American Game, hitting a free throw with 0.3 seconds remaining to give the East a 79-78 victory.
    • Played in 2012 WBCA All-American Game, joining UT teammate Jasmine Jones on the victorious White squad.
    • Gatorade Tennessee Girls Basketball Player of the Year (2012).
    • Tennessee Sports Writers Association Class 3A All-State Team (2010, 2011, 2012).
    • The Leaf-Chronicle All-Area Girls Basketball Player of the Year (2011, 2012).
    • District 10AAA and Region 9AAA MVP(2011, 2012) and four-time All-District 10AAA.
    • Led her team to a 37-1 record as a senior, with the lone loss coming in the Class 3A state semifinals.
    • Had 28 points and 22 rebounds in Clarksville's 2012 TSSAA AAA state quarterfinal game.

PERSONAL

    • Full name is Bashaara Keyana Graves.
    • Born on March 17, 1994, in Clarksville, Tenn.
    • Mother is Keinya Graves.
    • Siblings include brothers Donovan Young and Giovanni Marshall and sisters Ke'Undrea Ogburn and Semajia Ogburn.
    • Admires Clarksville native and U.S. Olympian Wilma Rudolph.
    • Majoring in sociology.
    • Recipient of the Tom & Peg Haynes Olympic Development Endowment.
    • Bashaara's Twitter handle is @BASH931.
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