33   Shaakira Haywood
Shaakira Haywood


Canton, Mich.

High School:




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2012-13: Saw action in 30 games, starting 12 ... Averaged 14.1 minutes per game ... Finished second on the team with a .433 field goal percentage ... Scored a season-high nine points on 3-of-3 shooting at Morehead State (Nov. 18) ... Recorded a pair of blocks versus Eastern Illinois (Dec. 19) ... Pulled down ten rebounds at Ohio (Feb. 6) ... Posted seven games of five or more rebounds ... Tallied three multi-assist games ... Scored six points in the first-round MAC Tournament contest at Buffalo, the final game of her Huskie career (March 9).

2009-10 Shaakira Haywood Photo Gallery

2011-12: Averaged 9.9 minutes a game while appearing in 29 games and making her first three career starts...made first start vs. Southern Illinois (11/29/11) and started back-to-back games at Indiana (12/17/11) and vs. Indiana State (12/22/11)...logged a career-high 32 minutes vs. Western Illinois (11/16/11)...scored a career-high 10 points vs. WIU on 3-for-5 shooting and grabbed a career-best nine rebounds, while totaling career-highs in free throws made (4) and attempted (8)...pulled down four or more rebounds five times.

2010-11: Played in a career-high 30 games, averaging 15.2 minutes per game ... Ranked third on the team with nine blocks ... Made a career-high three field goals on four occasions, including in the season opener at Minnesota (11-13-10) ... Totaled career-bests in points (7) and steals (3) at Minnesota as well ... Matched career-high with seven points at Southern Illinois (11-19-10) ... Went 2-for-4 from the free throw line to establish new highs in free throws made and attempted vs. Illinois State (1-3-11) ... Logged 20 or more minutes in nine contests ... Had 13 games with a shooting percentage better than 40 percent ... Scored in 22 of 30 games ... Named to Academic All-MAC Team.

2009-10: Appeared in all 29 games as a reserve center... Ranked second on the team in blocked shots with 19... In MAC play, ranked 12th in the league with 13 blocks... Scored her first points as a Huskie against IUPUI, tallying a career-high six to go with a career-best seven rebounds and two blocks... Matched her career scoring high with six points on 3-of-6 shooting versus Central Michigan... Made her first career start and played a career-high 32 minutes in the overtime win versus Buffalo... Appeared in her first game as a Huskie against Bradley, registering two rebounds in 12 minutes... Posted a career-high three blocks against Western Illinois... Matched that total with three blocks versus Western Michigan and at Akron... Tallied five points on 2-of-2 shooting, including a three-point play, and had three boards in nine minutes at Loyola... Secured five rebounds and scored two points in 23 minutes against Ball State.

Prep: Team MVP as a senior and as a junior helped her team to the final 16 of the state championship in her final season... Four-year varsity letterwinner led her team to Nike Nationals... Participated at the Nike Skills Academy... Served as team captain in each of her final three seasons... Daughter of former NBA great Spencer Haywood, who played in four all-star games with the Seattle SuperSonics, and won an NBA Championship with the Los Angeles Lakers in 1980.


Minutes: 33, at Kent State, 2-10-13
Field Goals Made: 3, eight times, last at Kent State, 2-10-13
Field Goals Attempted: 7, at Southern Illinois, 11-19-10
Three Pointers Made: N/A
Three Pointers Attempted: N/A
Free Throws Made: 4, vs. Western Illinois, 11-16-11
Free Throws Attempted: 8, vs. Western Illinois, 11-16-11
Rebounds: 10, at Ohio, 2-06-13
Assists: 2, five times, vs Eastern Michigan, 2-28-13
Blocks: 3, three times, last at Akron, 2-6-10
Steals: 3, at Minnesota, 11-13-10
Points: 10, vs. Western Illinois, 11-16-11


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