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#22 Shaniqua Nilles
Position: Forward
Height: 6'0"
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Spokane, WA
High School: West Valley
Major: Public Relations
Experience: 1 Letter
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High School: Attended West Valley High in Spokane...was a four-year varsity letterwinner in both basketball and volleyball...also a 3-year varsity member of the track team...one of the top all-around athletes in the state of Washington...as a junior, led the basketball team to the league and district championships and helped them place third at State with a 25-1 overall record...for her efforts she was named the Great Northern League Most Valuable Player and first team All-State...was the GNL leading scorer at 17.8 points per game, and also averaged 8.1 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 2.8 blocks per game...as a senior, averaged 18.2 points, 8.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 3.0 steals per contest...closed out her career as a 4-time first team All-GNL honoree, 3-time State All-Star game participant and 3-time state tournament participant...as a member of the volleyball team, she was named first team All-GNL all four years, made it to state all four years and was named the GNL Most Valuable Player in 2010.

Shaniqua Nilles Collegiate Career

FRESHMAN (2011-12): Redshirted at Gonzaga.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2012-13): Game-by-game statistics...one of two redshirt freshman on the squad…saw action in 21 games for the Bulldogs…averaged 1.2 points and 1.0 rebound per contests…also dished out seven assists and made four steals…played a career-high 18 minutes in GU’s win over the University of Portland, Feb. 28…scored three points, three rebounds and one block against the Pilots…scored a career-high six points at Pepperdine University, Feb. 2…had a career-high four rebounds against Cal State Fullerton, Dec. 9…also scored four points, had one steal and one assist against Titans…played seven crucial minutes in GU’s NCAA Tournament first round loss to Iowa State University…scored four points and had one assist in the setback to the Cyclones.

REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE (2013-14): Played in 29 of 34 games for the Bulldogs, averaging 12.1 minutes per contest…missed four games, including final two of the West Coast Conference Tournament due to being concussed…ended the year averaging 3.4 points and 1.9 rebounds per game, while shooting 45.2 percent (33-of-73) from the field and a team-best 80.6 percent (29-of-36) from the charity stripe…also had 18 assists, 15 steals and three blocked shots…sank the buzzer beating baseline jumper to give the Bulldogs the 59-58 win at Ohio State, Dec. 8…she only played the final three minutes against OSU, but sank the final two baskets for GU, including the game-winner…registered double-figure points in two contests…tallied 11 points in the Zags win over San Francisco, Feb. 1…scored 10 points – hitting 3-of-4 from the field and a perfect 4-of-4 at the free throw line – in the Bulldogs win over Saint Mary’s, Feb. 27…grabbed a season-best seven rebounds and added eight points against Pacific, Dec. 30.

Misc.: 3.78 high school GPA...father Jamie Nilles played basketball at Spokane Community College...mother Renae Nilles played basketball at Long Beach State University. 

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