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#10 Nikki Tibbs
  • 5-8 * Freshman
  • Guard
  • Huntsville, Ala.
  • Butler High School

Nikki Tibbs gives the Lady Gators a bona fide, long range, net sizzling, three-point shooting threat... drilled 154 treys her senior year at Butler High School -- 18 more three-pointers than the entire Florida squad tallied last season, when the Lady Gators hit a program-record 136... played for national-power Butler HS... look for Tibbs to open up UF's inside game with her long range shooting ability.

High School
Graduated from Butler High School in 1999... her senior season she helped the Butler Lady Rebs win Full Court Press' Girls national championship, while setting the national girls' prep record with 154 three-pointers made... finished her stellar career with 406 treys, that figure also established a national record... during her senior season, recorded 725 points and 258 assists, averaging 21.5 points and 7.4 assists per game while shooting 36.8-percent (154-for-418) from three-point range and 83.1-percent (69-for-83) from the free throw line... set a regional record by netting 11 three-pointers in one game, en route to a season-high 40 points... garnered All-State 6A honors following her junior and senior seasons, while earning notice as a Super 5 All-State performer by the sportswriters her final year... Third-Team Southeast Region selection by All-Stater Magazine... during Tibbs' tenure with Butler, the Lady Rebs captured three consecutive 6A state championships and guided the team to national rankings in USA Today during that span... ranked among the top 100 senior players in the nation, according to Blue Star Index listing... coached by Linda Holt, Rock Holt and Robert Holt Jr.

Full name is Shanika Nicole Tibbs... daughter of Robin Tibbs and Marshall Healey... born on July 24, 1981 in Huntsville, Ala... the youngest of four children: brothers Rodney and Myron; and sister Renoka... signed her letter of intent to play at Florida on April 7, 1999... also considered Vanderbilt, Middle Tennessee State, North Carolina, UIC and Old Dominion... major is undecided.

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