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Shakeva Richards
Player Profile:
Shakeva Richards 1372492
Position: Forward
Height: 6'2"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Griffin, Ga.
High School: Spalding

Career Highs
Points: 18 (Nov. 25, 2011 vs. Louisiana Tech)
Rebounds: 6 (Twice)
Assists: 3 (Twice)

2013-14 (SENIOR): Saw action in 20 games… Grabbed 25 rebounds… Accounted for 29 team points.

2012-13 (JUNIOR): Started in 19 games and played in 30 contests... Finished fourth on the squad with eight blocks... Had a career-high two steals in the win over Georgia State (1/24)... Racked up a season-high nine points, three assists and was 4-for-7 from the field in the win over VCU (11/17)... Connected on three-point shot in wins against USC Upstate (11/13) and Towson (1/10)... Recorded a season-high six rebounds in the comeback win at Georgia State (1/6) while scoring seven points... Also added a season-high three assists against No. 22 Texas A&M (12/20) in the World Vision Class in Las Vegas.

2011-12 (SOPHOMORE): Saw action in 31 games on the year starting 17 games ... Finished second on the squad with 19 blocks ... Against Georgia Tech scored a team high 16 points ... Scored a career-high 18 points against Louisiana Tech ... Came off the bench to score a team-high 13 points ... It was her highest scoring output since November 25 ... She also pulled down a career-high six rebounds. 

2010-11 (FRESHMAN): Played in 30 games as a freshman in 2010-11...Averaged 2.0 points and 1.3 rebounds while playing 11.2 minutes per game...Went 14-of-16 (87.5%) from the free throw line...Scored a season-high eight points at Tulane on December 30.

PRIOR TO OLD DOMINION: Three-time Most Valuable Player of her Spalding High School basketball team...Ranked No. 32 in the country among power forwards by ESPN Rise...Averaged 17.1 points, 10.2 rebounds and 2.0 assists during her career...Named best rebounder on the team twice...Led the Lady Jags to a 19-8 record and the state playoffs as a senor...Played softball and was on the track & field team in high school.

PERSONAL: Born Shakeva Richards on September 15, 1991...Daughter of Phillip Richards and Shenolline Oneal...Has four younger siblings, Omari (14), Emanjin (12), Briana (17) and Phillip Jr. (10)...Dream vacation is to go to the moon...Favorite foods are crab legs and pineapples...Education major.

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