Houston vs. Duke - November 19, 2006 (photos courtesy of Associated Press)
Coming off a strong freshman campaign that saw her emberge as one of the top young players in Conference USA ... Can provide instant offense with her shooting range ... Will see time at both the two and three spots this year ... Can also play point guard ... Disruptive defender whose long arms lead to steals and blocked shots ... Also dangerous on the fast break and can shoot from anywhere on the floor.
Played in all 29 games, starting in 27 ... named to the C-USA All-Freshman Team as well as the All C-USA Third Team ... UH's leader in time on the court (35.4 mpg) who played 1,027 of a possible 1,160 minutes last season ... ranked in the top-10 all-season in scoring (finished 9th/15.1 ppg) ... Ranks in the top five in 3-point FG Made (3rd/2.28) and steals (4th/2.28) ... Listed in the top 20 in blocked shots (7th/1.14), defensive rebounds (11th/4.44), 3-Point FG Pct. (12th/.350) and rebounding (t-15th/5.7) ... Led C-USA freshman in blocked shots while ranking second in scoring, rebounding and steals ...Knocked down a five or more three pointers three times, against Wisconsin (Nov. 18), at Tulsa (Jan. 22) and against Rice (March 3) ... Finished with 20 or more points on eight occasions and led the Cougars in scoring 11 times ... Earned three double-doubles this season against UCF on Jan. 6 (24 pts/12 rbs), vs. Marshall on Feb. 6 (14 pts/10 rbs) and at UTEP on Feb. 12 (20 pts/10 rbs) ... Scored in double figures in all but four games this season ... Opened up her career with 28 points at Wisconsin (Nov. 18) ... Played all 40 minutes against Long Beach State (Nov. 20), finishing with 14 points and seven rebounds ... Her 12 rebounds against UCF (Jan. 6) were a career-best ... Dished out a career-best six assists against West Virginia (Dec. 10) and at UTEP (Feb. 12) ... Finished with 14 points on a 7-for-8 shooting night from the free-throw line against Memphis (Feb. 24) ... Hit a half-court shot at the buzzer to lead UH to a 74-71 win over UAB (Feb. 26) in the regular-season finale ... Finished the night with 14 points and seven rebounds ... Tallied nine points and five assists in UH's 57-40 win over UTEP in the second round of the C-USA Championship (March 2) ... Tied a C-USA Championship record with seven three pointers in UH's 79-64 loss to Rice in the quarterfinals ... Finished with a career-best 29 points ... Also added four steals.
Lettered at Jesse H. Jones High for head coach Quincy Shelton... Was an adidas Top Ten Camp Upperclass All-Star... Member of the TABC Class 4A All-State team as a senior... Earned a berth on the All-Tournament Team at the 21st annual 2004 HISD Girls' Tournament.... Scored 25 points with four 3-pointers against Alice High to lead team into the championship of the Toast of the Coast Tournament... Led all players with 21 points against San Antonio Feast in the Toast of the Coast championship... Played volleyball as a sophomore and junior, earning First Team All-District honors.
Full name is Sha'Ratta Rae'Chelle Hawkins... Born on March 21, 1987, in Houston... Daughter of Shairon Hawkins and Ray Phillips... Kinesiology major ... also recruited by Louisville, Oklahoma State, Tulane, Rice, UTEP and Texas Tech.