#3 Sha Brooks (SHAY)
Sha (SHAY) Brooks has the quickness and ball-handling skills to play point guard a phenomenal scorer 2005-06 Second Team All-Southeastern Conference (coaches and media teams) 2006 SEC All-Freshman Team ... 2006 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll four-time recipient in 2005-06 of SEC Freshman of the Week award set UF freshman record with 61 three-pointers in 2006 trained and conditioned in Gainesville in addition to completing classes during the 2005 Summer B session.
Freshman Year (2005-06) Second Team All-SEC, as selected by the league's coaches and media ... voted to the All-SEC Freshmen Team ... played in all 30 games, starting 29 games and scoring in 29 ... UF's second leading scorer (13.7 ppg) ... led Gators with 65 steals and 61 three-pointers, hitting at least one in 24 games ... scored at least 22 points in four of the last six games, tying her career-high of 25 twice (LSU & Tennessee) ... ended the season hitting at least one three-pointer in 11 consecutive games ... in the SEC (all games), ranked No. 9 in scoring, No. 12 in free throw percentage, No. 4 in three-pointers made, No. 14 for 3-point field goal percentage and No. 5 in steals ... honored four times as SEC Freshman of the Week, last for the span of Feb. 20-26, when she matched her career-high of 25 points in the upset at No. 5 Tennessee (Feb. 26), hitting two free throws with 10.2 seconds remaining in overtime to give the Gators a four-point lead ... her third of four three-pointers against LSU (Feb. 16), broke UF's freshman record of 49 treys set by Talatha Bingham in 1996 ... UF's leading scorer nine times: St. Francis (13 points), Seton Hall (18), Stetson (19), FAMU (21), Liberty (22), Auburn (16), Kentucky (21), LSU (25) and Kentucky (22) ... led the Gators with a career-high 25 points in the upset win over No. 2 LSU (Feb. 16), when she also collected five steals ... exploded for a game-high 21 points in the win at No. 21 Kentucky (Feb. 5), including a pivotal three-point play with 1:21 remaining ... scored in the first 15 games of her career but was shutout against Kentucky (Jan. 12), shooting 0-4 from the floor in 15 minutes ... hit 17 consecutive free throws (spanning the games against Rhode Island and Liberty), ending the streak against Liberty but still hitting 11-of-12 that game ... scored 10 of her 11 points in the final 4:23 of the game against Rhode Island, as she hit two free throws to push UF's advantage back to nine at 65-56 with 3:54 left ... three times tied UF's freshmen record with five three-pointers in a game (Nov. 27 vs. Stetson, Dec. 21 vs. FAMU & Feb. 2 vs. Auburn) ... scored 17 of UF's first 22 points versus Stetson, on 5-of-5 shooting from behind the arc, finishing with a game-high 19 points while hitting 5-of-7 from deep along with five assists ... received the starting nod at the point guard spot for the season-opening game against St. Francis, replacing senior Sarah Lowe, who was interviewing for the Rhodes Scholarship, becoming the first true freshman to start a season-opener since Lowe and senior Brittany Davis earned starts in the initial game of the 2002-03 campaign ... led a balanced scoring attack in both wins during the season-opening Seton Hall Basketball Classic, netting 13 against St. Francis (NY) in her collegiate debut, before recording 18 points with seven steals in 40 minutes of action against Seton Hall.
High School Graduated in June of 2005 from Jackson North Side High School, where she was coached by Farris Lowery and Roderick Tomlin during her prep career totaled 2,030 points with 593 rebounds and 487 assists named to the 2005 All-State Tournament team, helping Jackson North Side to a 25-2 record and the 2005 TSSAA Class AAA Tournament quarterfinals during which she scored a game-high 23 points, hitting 6-of-6 from the free throw line and 8-of 13 from the field in the 2005 Class AAA Sectionals, guided JNSHS team to a 63-50 victory over Craigmont High School, where she opposed future Gator teammate and Jessica Jackson voted to the 2005 Associated Press All-State Class AAA First Team named TSWA 2005 All-State first team 2004 and 2005 Most Valuable Player of District 13-AAA named All-Region 7-AAA in 2005 voted MVP of 2005 State Regional Tournament member of the West Tennessee All-Star team.
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