HONORS & AWARDS
2014 SEC Community Service Team
2013 Barclays Invitational All-Tournament Team
Tremendous center who has a shot-blocking presence … Switched from No. 23 to No. 21 prior to her senior season (No. 21 is her favorite number because Tim Duncan wears it) ... Played in 117 career games with 50 starts ... Racked up 138 career blocks which ranked fifth in program history … Signed as free agent and invited to attend 2014 training camp with the WNBA’s New York Liberty.
SENIOR SEASON (2013-14)
Chipped in 7.5 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game ... Her 1.6 blocks per game are 6th in the SEC ... Collected at least one block in 25 of her 34 outings ... 11 of her 13 double figure scoring performances came in 2013-14, LSU was 11-0 in those games ... Put up nine points in 15 minutes against Saint Joseph’s (Nov. 10) ... Made start at No. 4 Louisville (Nov. 14) and responded with nine points, seven rebounds and two blocks ... Secured 14 points on 6-of-7 shooting versus Hampton (Nov. 20) ... At the time, the 14 points was her highest scoring output since a career-high 15-point effort during her freshman season at Nicholls State on Nov. 30, 2010 ... Named to the Barclays Invitational All-Tournament team after racking up a combined 23 points and 11 rebounds during wins over Rutgers (Nov. 29) and Michigan (Nov. 30) ... Tallied back-to-back double-figure scoring games for the first time in her career at the Barclays event ... Added eight rebounds in the championship game win over Michigan ... Registered 13 points, three blocks, two rebounds and two steals versus Indiana State (Dec. 3) ... Turned in six points, five rebounds and three blocks at No. 5 Tennessee (Jan. 2) ... Worked her way to 10 points and seven rebounds versus Florida (Jan. 12) ... Notched 11 points and recorded three blocks against Auburn (Jan. 23) ... Pumped in eight of her 10 points during the second half at Ole Miss (Jan. 26) ... Was a perfect 7-for-7 from the floor and a flawless 5-of-5 at the foul line en route to a career-best 19 points versus Mississippi State (Jan. 30) ... Had a run of 16 consecutive starts (Dec. 3-Feb. 9) come to a close against No. 5 South Carolina (Feb. 16) ... Returned to the starting lineup for LSU’s last seven games (Feb. 27-March 30) ... Poured in 18 points, a career-high tying 10 rebounds and matched a season’s best with four blocks versus Alabama (March 6) at the SEC Tournament en route to her second career double-double ... The 18 points was the second-highest output of her career ... Compiled 14 points on a spotless 5-of-5 shooting along with six rebounds and a career-high six blocks during LSU’s NCAA First Round win over Georgia Tech (March 23) ... Picked up 13 points, seven rebounds and five blocks in LSU’s NCAA Second Round victory versus No. 7 West Virginia (March 25) … Her 78.6 field goal percentage was fourth, while her 3.7 blocks per game was fifth during NCAA Tournament action.
JUNIOR SEASON (2012-13)
One of the SEC’s most improved players who averaged 4.1 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game … Played in all 34 games with 20 starts … Ranked 12th in the SEC in blocks with 39 and was ninth in that category in SEC only games with 22 blocks … Combined for eight blocks in the NCAA Tournament … Got a starting nod against East Tennessee State (Dec. 13) and erupted for eight points and nine rebounds in 22 minutes ... Produced the first double-double of her career in start against Louisiana Tech (Dec. 16), scoring 13 points with a career-high 10 rebounds in 22 minutes ... Finished 6-of-9 from the floor against the Lady Techsters ... Solid again in game against Grambling State (Dec. 19), scoring eight points and collecting nine rebounds … Returned to the starting lineup against No. 14 Texas A&M (Feb. 4) where she played 17 minutes and grabbed five rebounds along with two blocks ... Played a very solid, physical game against No. 12 Tennessee (Feb. 7), grabbing seven rebounds, scoring six points and providing a highlight-reel block in the second half ... Continued to expand her role with eight rebounds and six points in 24 minutes against No. 9 Georgia (Feb. 10) ... Had one of the best defensive efforts of her career at Mississippi State (Feb. 17), blocking five shots and holding MSU leading scorer and the SEC’s leading rebounder Martha Alwal to zero points and one board ... Erupted for 12 points and a career-best 6-of-6 from the free throw line, including two late in overtime that tied the game at Missouri (Feb. 22) ... Tied a then career high and blocked a season-best five shots with six boards in the upset win over No. 7 Kentucky (Feb. 24) ... Did a tremendous job defensively on Texas A&M’s Kelsey Bone and finished with five points, five rebounds and two blocks as LSU defeated the No. 13-ranked Aggies (March 3) ... Continued her outstanding defensive prowess in the SEC Tournament against Auburn (March 7) with three thunderous blocks … Had several key baskets late and finished with eight points against No. 8 Penn State (March 26) during NCAA Tournament Second Round … Tied a then career-high with five blocks to go along with six points against No. 6 California (March 30) in the NCAA Spokane Regional Sweet 16 contest.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011-12)
Provided depth to LSU’s front court ... Played in 27 games with five starts while posting 1.8 points and 1.5 rebounds per game ... Led the team in blocks (27) and ranked 10th in the SEC in blocks per game with 1.0 … Saw her first action of the season against Alabama State (Dec. 11), scoring seven points on 3-of-3 shooting in seven minutes of action in the second half ... Tied a season high with seven points on a perfect 3-of-3 from the floor with three blocks in 16 minutes against Alabama (Jan. 8) ... Saw 16 minutes of action at No. 9 Tennessee (Jan. 19) and blocked four shots in the process ... The four blocks were the most by an LSU player this season and the most since Taylor Turnbow swatted four versus Ohio State on Nov. 17, 2010 ... Made her first career start against Arkansas (Jan. 22) and scored five points in a then career-high 18 minutes ... Made her second start of the season against No. 5 Kentucky (Feb. 5) and played perhaps her best game of the year ... In a career-high 21 minutes, grabbed a season-high five rebounds, scored four points and swatted three shots ... Made two of the Lady Tigers’ first three baskets of the game and got LSU off to a good start against the Wildcats.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2010-11)
Played in 22 games all off the bench and averaged 2.5 points and 1.9 rebounds per game … Recorded 16 blocks on the year, which ranked third on the squad … Blocked two shots and grabbed four boards in 10 minutes against UMass (Nov. 19) ... Registered her first career points with four off the bench against Howard (Nov. 27) ... Erupted for 15 points in only 10 minutes of action at Nicholls State (Nov. 30) ... Was 7-of-9 from the floor in the second half of that contest ... Followed that effort up with nine points, seven rebounds and three blocks in blowout win over Texas Southern (Dec. 14).
A post player ranked among the best in the nation at her position … Ranked the No. 79 overall player in America by ESPN Hoopgurlz.com … Played four seasons at LeFlore High School in Mobile and led the Rattlers to a 25-2 record and a Class 5A state championship as a junior … Two-time Mobile Press-Register Player of the Year … Entered her senior season after sustaining a shoulder injury on an AAU team and missed eight games during the year due to a knee injury … Posted 18.0 points, 14.0 rebounds and 3.4 blocks per game after her return from injury in 2010 … Racked up 16 points, eight rebounds and five blocked shots to lead LeFlore to a 52-40 win in the 2010 Class 5A regional semifinals as a senior … Averaged 18.0 points, 10.0 boards and 3.0 blocks per game as a junior … The 2009-10 Class 5A Player of the Year and a member of the all-state and all-regional team … Invited to the USA Basketball U18 National Team Trials in the summer of 2010 … Coached by Darrell Walton … Graduated with honors and finished with a 3.5 grade point average.
Full name is Shanece Laiquale McKinney … Born Aug. 25, 1992, in Mobile, Ala. … Daughter of David McKinney and Wanda Lee … Has two siblings, Sharde and Alexis … Chose to attend LSU because of how many successful post position players the program has produced … Majoring in sports administration with a leadership concentration.
McKINNEY’S CAREER HIGHS
Points: 19; Mississippi State; Jan. 30, 2014
Rebounds: 10; twice; last: vs. Alabama; March 6, 2014 (SEC Tournament 2nd Round)
Field Goals: 8; vs. Alabama; March 6, 2014 (SEC Tournament 2nd Round)
FG Attempts: 10; four times; last: Auburn; Jan. 23, 2014
3-Pt Field Goals: N/A
3-Pt FG Attempts: 1; Alabama; Feb. 28, 2013
Free Throws: 6; at Missouri; Feb. 22, 2013
FT Attempts: 7; Jackson State; Dec. 30, 2013
Assists: 2; at No. 9 Tennessee; Jan. 19, 2012
Steals: 2, five times; last: Mississippi State; Jan. 30, 2014
Blocks: 6; Georgia Tech; March 23, 2014 (NCAA Tournament 1st Round)
Minutes: 34; vs. No. 6 California; March 30, 2013 (NCAA Tournament Sweet 16)
McKINNEY’S TOP 10 SCORING GAMES
Rank Points Opponent (Date)
1, 19, Mississippi State (Jan. 30, 2014)
2, 18, vs. Alabama (March 6, 2014)
3, 15, at Nicholls State (Nov. 30, 2010)
4, 14, Georgia Tech (March 23, 2014 – NCAA Tournament 1st Round)
4, 14, Hampton (Nov. 20, 2013)
5, 13, No. 7 West Virginia (March 25, 2014 – NCAA Tournament 2nd Round)
5, 13, Indiana State (Dec. 3, 2013)
5, 13, vs. Michigan (Nov. 30, 2013)
5, 13, Louisiana Tech (Dec. 16, 2012)
10, 12, at Missouri (Feb. 22, 2013)