Lady Bears vs. Oral Roberts Postgame Press Conference - Players
Honors: MVC Academic Honor Roll (2011).
2011-12: Wilkerson appeared in 27 games off the bench as a sophomore, averaging 3.0 points on 38.5 percent shooting...Converted 23-of-27 (.852) free throws, never missing more than one attempt in a game...Played a 53-minute stretch in December without a turnover...Scored a career-high 12 points on 4-of-8 shooting, including 2-of-5 from beyond the 3-point arc, at UNI (Dec. 31)...Drained three triples in four tries on the way to 11 points at Oral Roberts (Nov. 26), adding a career-high six rebounds...Went 5-for-5 from the charity stripe against North Texas (Dec. 11) and followed that with a 4-for-4 afternoon and a career-best five assists against no turnovers versus Morgan State (Dec. 18)...Scored 10 points with one assist and one steal against No. 9 Louisville (Nov. 13)...Made her only 3-point attempt at Oklahoma State (March 22) in the WNIT.
2010-11: Wilkerson saw action in 10 games and made one start as a freshman before being ruled academically ineligible at the conclusion of the fall semester...Posted a dramatic turnaround in the classroom in the spring semester to earn a spot on the MVC's Academic Honor Roll...Registered a pair of 10-point games...Connected on 13-of-17 (.765) free throw attempts...Tallied 10 points, going 2-of-4 from 3-point range, in MSU's season-opening win over Lamar (Nov. 12); also hit on 4-of-4 free throw attempts and turned in season bests of two assists and two steals...Went 5-of-6 from the foul line in a season-high 21 minutes of playing time to help the Lady Bears knock off Toledo (Nov. 20) on the road in the consolation game of the Preseason WNIT...Recorded her second 10-point effort Nov. 30 against Oral Roberts...Scored five points off the bench at No. 20 Georgetown (Dec. 19).
Background: Wilkerson shattered the state of Missouri's scoring (boys and girls) record, pouring home 3,724 points over her four-year career at Miller (Mo.) High, good for an astounding average of just over 31 points per outing...Scored at a 36.8 point per game clip to lead the Cardinals to a third-place Missouri Class 2 finish with a 28-5 record as a senior...Broke the Missouri state tournament single-game scoring record with her 43-point performance vs. eventual champ Harrisburg in the semifinal round; additionally, she became the first Missouri prep to top the 40-point mark in back-to-back games at the Show-Me Showdown...Broke Melissa Grider's 20-year-old state scoring record on Feb. 4, 2010, en route to earning MaxPreps' Missouri's Super Six squad and Show-Me State Most Valuable Player honors...Earned Missouri Basketball Coaches Association Class 2 All-State and Springfield News-Leader All-Ozarks honors in each of her four prep seasons...Averaged 32.5 points, 8.7 rebounds and 4.4 assists in leading the Cardinals to a 24-6 record and their first-ever district championship as a junior...Set the state freshman scoring record by averaging 26.6 points per outing in 2006-07...Also competed in softball and volleyball at Miller.
Personal: Hannah Dale Wilkerson is the daughter of Darren and April Wilkerson...Born in Springfield, Mo...Has one brother, Clay...Majoring in Sport and Park Administration...Will turn 21 in March.