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- Shaquetta Rhodes
Shaquetta Rhodes

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tuscumbia, Ala.

High School:
Muscle Shoals H.S.

Height:
6-2

Position:
Center

Birthdate:
11/17/1979

Experience:
3VL



JUNIOR YEAR (2000-2001): Rhodes started every game as a center, averaging 6.7 points and 5.1 rebounds per game?got career highs in points, 20, and blocked shots, 4, in C-USA opening win against Memphis (12/31), making 7-of-9 shots?recorded her first career double-double with 16 points and a career high 11 rebounds against Alabama (3/18) in WNIT?scored in double figures six times?had 10 points at Nevada (11/17), 14 against Tennessee-Martin (11/28), 13 against North Texas (12/1) and Marquette (1/5) and 14 against Saint Louis (2/11)?pulled down nine rebounds in a game four times, versus Middle Tennessee (11/28), Florida A&M (12/16), Cincinnati (2/2) and Southern Miss (2/16)?four times she led the team in assists?was named to the All-Tournament team at the Lady Blazer Classic, averaging 10 points, 8 rebounds and 2.5 assists in the two games?

SOPHOMORE YEAR (1999-2000): played in 26 games during her sophomore season, including four starts ... matched her career high with eight points on three occasions: Georgia (11/15), at Saint Louis (2/25) and vs. Saint Louis (3/3) ... she pulled down a career-best eight rebounds in the C-USA championship game vs. Tulane (3/6) ... she scored six points and pulled down six rebounds and scored the winning basket with two seconds left in overtime at Oregon in the first round of the NCAA Tournament (3/17) ... scored four points and had six rebounds against Louisville (1/28) ... she scored six points and pulled down seven rebounds vs. Tulane (2/17).

FRESHMAN YEAR (1998-99): played in 23 games for the Lady Blazers...set career-highs with eight points, seven rebounds and two blocked shots vs. Jacksonville State (12/7)...tied career-high with seven rebounds in C-USA tournament vs. UNC Charlotte (2/26)...had a career-best two steals at Houston (2/21)...scored six points and had five rebounds at South Florida (2/19)...played a career-high 22 minutes at Houston...She had a rebound in each of last eight games...had a career-high two assists at Memphis (2/13) and vs. Middle Tennessee (11/19)

HIGH SCHOOL: A four-year letterwinner at Muscle Shoals HS in Tuscumbia, Alabama ? selected honorable mention All-America in 1998 by Street and Smith?s ? first team All-State in her senior season ? led Trojans with 21.0 points and 11.4 rebounds in her senior season ? averaged 22.0 points and 12.0 rebounds in her junior season ? voted the Florence Times Player of the Year in 1997 ? All-Area and All-County selecttion in her final three seasons ? scored over 2,000 points in her high school career ? lettered twice in volleyball for the Trojans ? won Lady Tigers Academic Award in 1994 and 1995 ? member of Who?s Who in Among American High School Students ? played for coach Brenda Mayes.

PERSONAL: Full name is Shaquetta Evonne Rhodes?nickname is ?Shaq? ? birthdate is Nov. 17, 1979?daughter of David Houston and Riva Rhodes ... favorite team is the Chicago Bulls ? lists Michael Jordan as her favorite athlete ? wants UAB to play Tennessee ? most thankful for her family.