Kenyatta Shelton
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Kenyatta Shelton

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Chicago

High School:
Crane Tech

Height:
6-1

Position:
F

Experience:
4L

Redshirt Senior Year (2010-11)
Received the team's Co-Best Defensive Player and Rebounding awards ... started all 35 games ... led the team in rebounding (7.3 rpg) and ranked second in blocks (28) ... led the Redbirds in rebounds in 16 games ... scored 10 points and grabbed five rebounds in the season opener at Illinois (11/12), her first game action since 2009 ... recorded 15 points and nine rebounds against SIU Edwardsville (11/20) ... recorded the first double-double since her freshman year with career-highs of 22 points and 22 rebounds against Illinois-Chicago (12/4) ... the 22 rebounds were tied for the second-most in ISU history, matching the total Charlotte Lewis had against Western Michigan in 1978 ... after that game, didn't score in double-figures for 20-consecutive games and scored in double-figures just three times in the last 29 games of the season ... averaged 12.5 rebounds per game in the Caribbean Classic, including a 16-rebound effort against UAB (12/21) ... averaged 8.6 rebounds in the WNIT ... logged a double-double with 10 points and 14 rebounds against Central Michigan (3/17) ... ISU single-season rankings: No. 11 in rebounds, No. 13 in blocks ... 2010-11 MVC rankings: No. 7 in rebounding, No. 8 in offensive and defensive rebounds.

Senior Year (2009-10)
Redshirted the 2009-10 season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in her right knee June 9, 2009.

Junior Year (2008-09)
Appeared in all 35 games with seven starts ... second on the team in blocks (27) ... grabbed at least four rebounds in 17 games ... started the first three games of the season, her first since her freshman season ... scored a season-high eight points against Ball State (11/25) and Southern Illinois (1/24) ... pulled down eight rebounds against Western Illinois (12/3) ... grabbed seven rebounds in back-to-back games against Indiana State (2/7) and Missouri State (2/12) ... tied her career-high with two steals at Drake (3/5) ... started all four games in the WNIT ... grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds against Marquette (3/26) and Indiana (3/29)... ISU single-season rankings: No. 13 in blocks; No. 17 in blocks average.

Sophomore Year (2007-08)
Appeared in 28 games ... missed the first four games while continuing to rehabilitate her left knee ... averaged 2.6 points and 3.3 rebounds per game in her first seven games of the season while playing 12 minutes per contest ... recorded nine points and 10 rebounds against Southern Illinois (1/5) ... had back-to-back nine-rebound games against Indiana State (1/19) and Missouri State (1/25) ... had a career-high seven offensive rebounds against Indiana State ... scored a season-high 11 points against Missouri State (2/24) ... nearly recorded her first double-double of the season with back-to-back games with nine points and nine rebounds against Southern Illinois (3/6) and Evansville (3/8) ... tied her career-best with seven offensive boards against Evansville ... averaged 7.7 rebounds per game in the MVC Tournament ... recorded a season-high three blocks each against Southern Illinois (3/14) and Creighton (3/15) in the State Farm MVC Tournament ... ISU single-season rankings: No. 14 in blocks; No. 15 in blocks average.

Freshman Year (2006-07)
MVC All-Freshman Team selection ... appeared in 26 games, with 17 starts ... led ISU freshmen in scoring, field goal percentage, rebounding and blocks ... recorded 12 double-digit scoring and eight double-digit rebounding efforts ... had five double-doubles in the first 15 games ... averaged 11.3 points and 8.1 rebounds during that stretch ... started the first 15 games of the season before suffering two stress fractures in her left foot that sidelined her for seven-consecutive MVC contests ... three-time MVC Newcomer of the Week (11/20, 1/8 and 1/18) ... scored in double figures in five of the first six games of the season ... had a string of four double-digit rebounding outputs in five games, including 11 against Loyola (11/14), Stony Brook (11/17) and Eastern Illinois (12/17) ... scored a season-high 20 points on 8-for-11 shooting against Eastern Michigan (12/17), to go along with 10 rebounds ... scored 18 points, on 9-for-11 shooting, with eight rebounds, against Evansville (1/6), her last game before being sidelined with the stress fracture... ISU single-season rankings: No.21 in blocks; No.20 in blocks average ... 06-07 Valley ranks: No. 3 in offensive rebounds; No. 5 in rebounds; No. 8 in field goal percentage; No. 9 in defensive rebounds; No. 10 in blocks per game; No. 27 in scoring.

Prior to ISU
Five-sport athlete (basketball, softball, volleyball, soccer and track and field) at Crane Tech ... averaged more than 12 points and eight rebounds per game in her career, including a double-double in her final two seasons ... four-time all-conference selection and team captain ... received all-city recognition in her final three seasons ... two-time all-area honoree ... Chicago Sun-Times First-Team All-State selection in 2006 ... ranked No. 5 among 226 campers in SPARQ rating (speed, power, agility, reaction and quickness) at the 2005 Nike Camp in South Carolina ... three-time Chicago Public League Academic All-Star ... named one of the Chicago Sun-Times' Top-50 Players in 2005 ... 2005 Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Special Mention All-State ... prep coach was Maurice Garner ... played AAU basketball for Chicago-based Illinois Hustle, coached by Derril Kipp and Reggie Dawson ... represented Crane Tech at 2005 Willye White Winner's Dinner for the top student-athletes in Chicago high schools.

Personal
Kenyatta M. Shelton ... born Oct. 5, 1987 in Chicago ... daughter of Johnny Jones and Mickelle Shelton ...two brothers (Lamarius Brooks, Jamari Brooks) ... her uncle, Derrick Shelton, played basketball at Texas ... majoring in recreation and park administration AFNI Athletics Honor Roll: Fall 2009, Spring 2010 ... MVC Honor Roll: 2010.