Tremendous center who has a shot-blocking presence … Played in 83 career games with 25 starts … Tallied 82 blocks in three seasons, which is tied for 10th in LSU career history … Scored in double-figures three times during her career.
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 ETSU on 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, 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 on Dec. 19, scoring eight points and collecting nine rebounds … Returned to the starting lineup on Feb. 4 against a big Texas A&M team, playing 17 minutes, grabbing five rebounds and blocking two shots ... Played a very solid, physical game against No. 12 Tennessee on 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 on Feb. 10 ... Had one of the best defensive efforts of her career at Mississippi State on 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 on Feb. 22 ... Tied a career high and blocked a season-best five shots with six boards in the upset win over No. 7 Kentucky on 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 beat the Aggies on March 3 ... Continued her outstanding defensive prowess in the SEC Tournament against Auburn on March 7 with three thunderous blocks … Had several key baskets late and finished with eight points against Penn State in NCAA second round … Tied a career-high with five blocks to go along with six points against California in the NCAA regional semifinal.
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 on 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 on Jan. 8 ... Saw 16 minutes of action at Tennessee on 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 vs. Ohio State on Nov. 17, 2010 ... Made her first career start against Arkansas on Jan. 22 and scored five points in a career-high 18 minutes ... Made her second start of the season against No. 5 Kentucky on 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 on Nov. 19 ... Registered her first career points with four off the bench against Howard on Nov. 27 ... Erupted for 15 points in only 10 minutes of action at Nicholls on 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 on 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 leadership.
McKINNEY’S CAREER HIGHS
Points, 15, at Nicholls; Nov. 30, 2010
Rebounds, 10, vs. Louisiana Tech; Dec. 16, 2012
Field Goals, 7, at Nicholls; Nov. 30, 2010
FG Attempts, 9, twice; last vs. Louisiana Tech; Dec. 16, 2012
3-Pt Field Goals, n/a
3-Pt FG Attempts, 1, vs. Alabama; Feb. 28, 2013
Free Throws, 6, at Missouri; Feb. 22, 2013
FT Attempts, 6, at Missouri; Feb. 22, 2013
Assists, 2, at Tennessee; Jan. 19, 2012
Steals, 2, twice; last vs. Green Bay; March 24, 2013 (NCAA)
Blocks, 5, three times; last vs. California; March 30, 2013 (NCAA)
Minutes, 34, vs. California; March 30, 2013 (NCAA)