Bashaara  Graves

12Bashaara Graves


Clarksville, Tenn.

High School:
Clarksville H.S.




  • Points: 24 // Penn St., 11/18/15*
  • Rebounds: 18 // Georgia Tech, 11/17/13
  • Assists: 5 // Kentucky, 3/7/15*
  • Steals: 4 // Stanford, 12/16/15 *
  • Blocks: 2 // Kentucky, 3/7/15*
  • Field Goals: 10 // Notre Dame, 1/19/15
  • 3-Pointers: --
  • Free Throws: 9 // Notre Dame, 1/28/13
  • Minutes: 40 // Notre Dame, 1/28/13
  • *Indicates most recent high


  • Naismith Trophy Watchlist -- 2015-16
  • TSWA Player of the Week -- 11/24/15
  • SEC Co-Player of the Week -- 11/24/15
  • Coaches Preseason All-SEC First Team -- 2015-16
  • College Sports Madness Preseason All-SEC Third Team -- 2015-16
  • Naismith Trophy Women's Top 50 Watch List -- 2014-15
  • John R. Wooden Award Preseason Top-30 List -- 2014-15
  • Wade Trophy Watch List -- 2014-15
  • Coaches Preseason All-SEC First Team -- 2014-15
  • College Sports Madness Preseason All-SEC Fourth Team -- 2014-15
  • No. 23 ranked player in 2014 espnW Top 25 -- 2014-15
  • SEC Academic Honor Roll -- 2013-14
  • 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 -- 2012-13
  • Full Court First-Team Freshman All-American -- 2012-13
  • WBCA Honorable Mention All-American -- 2012-13
  • WBCA All-Region 3 Nominee -- 2012-13
  • Coaches SEC Freshman of the Year -- 2012-13
  • Associated Press SEC Newcomer of the Year -- 2012-13
  • Coaches All-SEC First Team -- 2012-13
  • Associated Press All-SEC Second Team -- 2012-13
  • Coaches SEC All-Freshman Team -- 2012-13
  • SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll -- 2012-13
  • SEC Freshman of the Week -- 2012-13 (Nov. 12, Dec. 3, Dec. 31, Jan. 14)
  • Volscars Women's Co-Rookie of the Year -- 2012-13

2015-16 - SENIOR

  • Ranks 30th in the SEC in points per game (9.9), sixth in rebounds per game (8.1), fifth in offensive rebounds (3.3) and ninth in defensive rebounds per game (4.8).
  • Needs 48 points to pass Shelia Collins for 25th all-time at UT in scoring at 1,423 career points.
  • Needs 17 boards to pass Debbie Groover (957) in seventh place on the all-time rebounding list.
  • Recorded 10 points and four rebounds against Vandy which allowed her to pass Shyra Ely in eighth place at 940 rebounds on the all-time Tennessee rebounding list.
  • With two free throw attempts against Kentucky, she moved into a tie for 10th place with Michelle Snow in career free throw attempts with 512.
  • Recorded 6 boards against Vandy to pass Nicky Anosike (914) and Bridgette Gordon (915) on the all-time rebounding list and move into ninth place in school history.
  • Recorded a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds against #3 Notre Dame.
  • Grabbed 7 rebounds against Arkansas to become just the 12th person in school history with 900 career rebounds.
  • Scored 18 points on 8-9 shooting and grabbed five rebounds to move past Tonya Edwards (27th) on the scoring list and Michelle Snow (12th) on the rebounding list in the 79-52 win over Auburn.
  • Grabbed a career-high 19 rebounds against Florida, tied for the 12th best single season rebounding game in Tennessee history.
  • Passed Debbie Groover at 356 career free throws and moved into the top 10 all-time in UT history by going 6-6 from the line while also collecting 10 points, eight boards and four assists against #20 Mizzou.
  • Grabbed seven boards against Stetson to pass Daedra Charles for 14th all-time in UT history at 858 career rebounds.
  • Scored nine points on 4-6 shooting in the Lady Vols win over #7/7 Oregon State.
  • Led the team with four steals and three assists while adding 10 points against Stanford
  • Scored 18 points and 13 rebounds to record her fourth double-double of the season against Wichita State. She passed Latina Davis at 1,260 career points for 28th place all-time in the UT record books.
  • Tallied eight rebounds against Texas to move past Pashen Thompson at 816 career rebounds and into 15th place in the UT career rebounding records.
  • Notched nine points against UAlbany to move into 29th place in the UT career record books. She passed Abby Conklin at 1,226 points.
  • Grabbed her 800th career rebound in her 100th career start as she notched her third straight double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds against UTC.
  • Started the season making 16 straight shots as she went 8-of-9 against Syracuse and recorded her 23rd career double-double with 10 rebounds. Tied for the SEC lead among active players/ninth all-time at UT.
  • Made a total of 17 straight shots dating back to last season, covering 91:57 of game time without a miss.
  • Tied a career high with 24 points while shooting a perfect 8-8 from the field and 8-8 from the line against Penn State. She also recorded 13 rebounds.
  • Graves had the highest combined Lady Vol perfect game by going 8-8 from the field and the line, she combined for 16 shots without a miss. The previous best was Shelia Frost who went 9-9 from the field and 2-2 from the line to record 11 shots without a miss. Frost recorded her perfect game on 12/16/87 against Oregon State.
  • Second in the SEC among active players with 25 career double-doubles and is ninth all-time at UT.

2014-15 - JUNIOR

  • Became the 40th Lady Vol in history to reach the 1,000-point club on Feb. 1, doing so with 17 points vs. Mississippi State.
  • Matched her career high by starting 34 games as a junior, averaging 10.6 points and 7.0 rebounds to rank fourth and third on the team, respectively, in those statistical categories.
  • Had the eighth-best overall rebounding average in the SEC as a junior and was third in offensive boards among league players at 3.5 per contest.
  • Scored in double figures on 17 occasions, producing four games with 20 or more points.
  • Led the team in rebounding 12 times in 2014-15 while notching nine games with 10 or more boards.
  • Finished with eight double-doubles (all of them points/rebounds) in her third season at Tennessee and bumped her career total to 21.
  • Ended the year ranking sixth among active players in the SEC in career double-doubles and standing second among underclassmen on that list.
  • Has 771 career rebounds and stood sixth in the SEC among active players and was tops among underclassmen at season's end.
  • Opened the season with three-consecutive double-doubles, including 16/10 vs. Penn, 12/10 vs. Oral Roberts and 15/10 vs. Winthrop.
  • Scored a career-high 24 points on nine-of-11 marksmanship vs. Boise State in the NCAA First Round.
  • Followed up that effort with 21 points on eight-of-17 shooting and added a season-high 14 rebounds in the NCAA Second Round triumph over Pittsburgh.
  • Was stellar in Tennessee's top-10 match-up at Notre Dame, pacing UT with 22 points and grabbing eight boards while dishing out three assists.
  • Had another fine showing in Tennessee's top-five showdown at South Carolina, tallying 20 points and snaring seven caroms vs. the Gamecocks.
  • Posted a career-best five assists vs. Mississippi State at home and vs. Kentucky in the SEC Tournament.

2013-14 - SOPHOMORE

  • 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.
  • Ranked No. 3 in the SEC in offensive rebounds per contest at 3.2.
  • 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.
  • 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.

2012-13 - FRESHMAN

  • 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.).


  • 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 Panevezys, 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.


  • 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 in 2012 espnW HoopGurlz Top 100.
  • 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.


  • 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 and scheduled to graduate in May 2016.
  • Recipient of the Lloyd Lawson Thornton Winners' Circle Scholarship.
  • Follow @BASH931 on Twitter and @bash931 on Instagram.


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