Height: 6' 2"
Position: Small Forward
Rae Burrell 2020 – 2021 STATS
LA Sparks (WNBA)
1.7 ppg, 1 rpg, FT: 100%
Rae Burrell Scouting Report
The 6’2 Rae Burrell is a three-level scorer. She has a myriad of finishes around the rim, can knock down mid-range jumpers and can shoot the three with ease. Her size on the wing makes her extremely difficult to guard. Due to her length defensively, she can guard positions 1-3 and sometimes the 4.
2021-2022: Tennessee (SEC – D1 – Starting five) – 12.3 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 1.6agp, FGP: 36.4%, 3PT: 32.5%, FT: 79.4%
2020-21: Tennessee (SEC – D1 – Starting five) – 16.8 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 1.8apg, FGP: 45.8%, FT: 82.5%
2019-20: Tennessee (SEC – D1 – Starting five) – 10.5 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 1.4 apg, FGP: 41%, 3PT: 32.8%, FT: 60%
2018-19: Tennessee (SEC – D1) – 3.6 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 0.4 apg, FGP: 31.7%, 3PT: 21.9%, FT: 56.8%
• No. 9 overall pick by the Los Angeles Sparks in the 2022 WNBA Draft - 2021-22
• NCAA Wichita Region All-Tournament Team -- 2021-22
• Wade Trophy Preseason Watch List -- 2021-22
• Jersey Mike's Naismith Trophy Preseason Watch List -- 2021-22
• Wooden Award Preseason Watch List -- 2021-22
• USA TODAY Preseason All-America Third Team -- 2021-22
• Cheryl Miller Award Preseason Watch List -- 2021-22
• Coaches Preseason All-SEC First Team -- 2021-22
• Women's basketball representative for UT's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee -- 2021-22
• SEC Academic Honor Roll -- 2020-21
• All-SEC Second Team -- 2020-21
• Women's basketball representative for UT's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee -- 2020-21
• SEC Academic Honor Roll -- 2019-20
• Became the 47th Lady Vol to tally 1,000+ points during her career, finishing 36th on UT’s scoring list with 1,131.
• Played 110 games and started 47 over four seasons, averaging 10.3 points and 4.2 rebounds.
• Shot 40.2 percent from the field, 34.1 percent from the three-point arc and 70.3 percent from the free-throw line.
• Scored in double figures 59 times, including 13 efforts of 20+, and recorded three double-doubles.
• Her 16.8 ppg. in 2020-21 tied for the eighth-best season average ever by a Lady Vol junior.
• Rae’s six three-pointers vs. Furman (12/10/20) tied for the 11th-best effort all-time by a UT woman.
2021-22 - SENIOR
• Missed 12 games after an early-season knee injury and bounced back to average 12.3 ppg. and 3.9 rpg. in 22 contests.
• Led all regulars by hitting 79.4 percent at the charity stripe and was second on the team with 26 three-pointers.
• Scored in double figures 16 times as a senior, including 11 of her last 12 games and tallied 16+ in four of her last five.
• Averaged 16.6 ppg., 5.6 rpg. and 3.2 apg. during five games of 2022 SEC and NCAA Tournament play
• Led UT in scoring with a season-best 22 points vs. No. 4/4 Louisville in the NCAA Sweet 16.
• Led UT in scoring in the NCAA First Round against Buffalo, logging 19 points, six rebounds and three steals.
• Played 38 minutes in the semifinals of the SEC Tournament, scoring 16 points and grabbing eight boards against Kentucky.
• Was UT’s high scorer in the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament, dropping 21 points on Alabama while tying her career high of seven assists.
• Played 39 minutes in UT’s overtime win against Arkansas, turning in 21 points and eight rebounds.
• Led Tennessee in scoring at No. 1 South Carolina with 14 points and three rebounds.
• Scored 13 points against Alabama, moving her career total to 1,012 points to become the 47th Lady Vol to surpass 1K.
• Scored a team-high 14 points against #19/20 Kentucky in Knoxville, shooting a perfect four of four from behind the arc.
• Played a then season-high 33 minutes at #13 Georgia, finishing with 13 points and five rebounds.
• Recorded 12 points on 6-of-9 shooting in 17 minutes vs. Southern Illinois in the season-opener before leaving the game early due to injury.
• Ranked No. 24 in ESPN’s 2021-22 Women’s College Basketball Player Rankings.
• Invited to participate in USA AmeriCup Trials in April 2021.
2020-21 - JUNIOR
• Averaged 16.8 ppg. and 4.6 rpg., ranking second on the team in scoring and fourth in rebounding as the only Lady Vol to start all 25 contests.
• Shot 45.8 percent on field goals, 40.2 on three-pointers and 82.5 percent from the free-throw line, all easily career bests.
• Went 16 for 16 at the charity stripe in the final four minutes of games.
• Scored in double figures in 22 of 25 games, fired in 15 or more points 17 times and hit 20+ on seven occasions, leading the team in the first two categories and ranking second in the third.
• Matched her career best of 26 points in the win over No. 13 Arkansas, adding two steals and five rebounds.
• Established a career high with 26 points against Furman, including a 6-of-7 effort from behind the arc, while dishing out a career-high-tying seven assists.
• Led UT in scoring in a narrow loss to No. 3/5 UConn, finishing with 18 points and eight rebounds.
• Dropped 22 points on Middle Tennessee in the NCAA First Round, adding seven rebounds, two steals and two blocks.
• Posted 23 points and eight rebounds in UT’s win at Missouri.
• Went a perfect 6-of-6 from the free-throw line en route to 18 points and seven rebounds against Ole Miss in the SEC Tournament Quarterfinals.
• Turned in a game-high 22 points at No. 20/18 Kentucky, adding six rebounds and an assist.
• Pitched in 18 points, two rebounds and an assist in Tennessee’s win at No. 15 Indiana.
• Surpassed the 20-point mark in the victory over Florida, narrowly missing a double-double with 21 points and nine rebounds.
• Led UT in scoring at LSU with 18 points, three rebounds and two blocked shots.
• Poured in nine fourth-quarter points, including a 7-of-8 effort at the free-throw line, en route to a team-high 18 points at West Virginia.
• Was Tennessee’s high scorer vs. ETSU, logging 20 points and three steals.
• Tallied 11 points on four-of-eight shooting vs. Michigan and pulled down five boards in the NCAA Second Round.
• Led UT in scoring against Western Kentucky with 18 points while adding seven assists.
• Attended Athletes In Action Virtual Leadership Academy in May 2020.
• 2019-20 - SOPHOMORE
• Was the team's top reserve for the first 22 games before starting the final nine contests of the season.
• Averaged 12.3 ppg. and 5.7 rpg. during that end-of-year stint in the first five.
• Finished as Tennessee's second-leading (active) scorer at 10.5 ppg. and rebounder at 5.5 rpg., tying with Jordan Horston on the latter.
• Scored in double figures 15 times, with nine games of 15+ points and three of 20+.
• Led UT in three-point shooting nine times and finished with 21 treys on the year to rank fifth on the team.
• Got to the free throw line the second-most times (63-105) and was fourth on the squad with 23 steals.
• Led the team in scoring with a career-high 21 points and nine rebounds at Portland State.
• Matched her career high with 21 points and added nine rebounds and three assists at Arkansas.
• Recorded a double-double in her first career start, establishing SEC highs of 20 points and 10 rebounds vs. Mississippi State.
• Led UT in scoring and rebounding against Texas A&M, finishing with 19 points and seven boards.
• Scored in double figures for a career-best fourth game in a row, tallying 18 points and grabbing five boards against Air Force.
• Was UT’s top scorer against Howard, recording a double-double with 18 points and a career-high 12 rebounds.
• Put up a team-high 16 points in Tennessee’s win over Missouri in the SEC Tournament Second Round.
• Logged career highs of 17 points, five steals and four assists against UAPB, with the latter two numbers still standing as bests.
• Recorded her first career double-double against Stetson, logging 10 points and 11 rebounds.
• Scored 16 points at Kentucky during the regular season while adding six rebounds, three blocks and two steals.
• Pitched in nine points and six rebounds in the marquee match-up at UConn.
• Hit two crucial free throws in the final seconds to help secure the win over Alabama, finishing with eight points, four rebounds and three assists.
2018-19 - FRESHMAN
• Saw action in every game as a freshman, averaging 3.6 points and 12.7 minutes of duty.
• Scored in 21 of 32 outings, hitting double figures on five occasions.
• Had nine games where she pulled down five or more rebounds.
• Reached double figures in points during the first three games of her college career.
• Opened the season by scoring 14 points and pulling down five rebounds vs. Presbyterian.
• Scored 10 points and pulled down eight boards the next game vs. UNC Asheville.
• Matched her season high in points vs. Florida A&M in game three, tallying 14.
• Knocked down a season-best three treys vs. FAMU and grabbed six boards in that game as well.
• Posted SEC highs of 12 points, seven rebounds and 32 minutes played against Alabama.
• Had her best shooting game of the year vs. Murray State, hitting five of seven attempts from the field, including her only try from the three-point arc, en route to 11 points. She also added six rebounds.
• Tallied seven points, four rebounds and a steal in 20 minutes against South Carolina.
• Played 21 minutes against ETSU, recording six rebounds, five points and a blocked shot.
• Played for Cal Swish AAU program.
• Ranked No. 43 overall and No. 8 wing in the 2018 HoopGurlz espnW Top 100.
• Ranked No. 119 overall and the No. 19 wing in the 2018 Prospectsnation.com Elite 150.
• McDonald’s All-American Game nominee (2018).
• American Family Insurance ALL-USA Nevada Girls Basketball Team (2017, 2018).
• Las Vegas Review-Journal Best of Nevada Preps Female Athlete of the Year (2018).
• Las Vegas Review-Journal Best of Nevada Preps (2018).
• NevadaPreps.com All-State First Team (2017, 2018).
• All-Southeast League First Team (2018).
• Played at Liberty High School as a senior after attending Foothill her first three years.
• Averaged 14.9 ppg., 7.9 rpg., 2.5 spg., 2.5 apg. and 1.0 bpg. as a senior.
• Averaged 17.5 ppg., 7.5 rpg., 1.9 apg. and 1.3 bpg. as a junior.
• Played a key role as LHS won the Sunrise Region and finished second in the 2018 state tournament with a 31-3 record.
• Helped FHS win the Sunrise Region and make it to the 2017 state semifinals.
• Also competed in soccer and track & field in high school, posting the best high jump mark in the state as a senior at 5-6.
• Honorable mention all-state in track & field in 2018.
• Full name is Rae Marie Burrell.
• Born on June 21, 2000, in Las Vegas, Nev.
• Parents are John and Ann Burrell.
• Mom (Ann Barry) played basketball at the University of Nevada, Reno, where she averaged 10.6 rebounds per game one season and yanked down a school record 25 in a single game.
• Her dad was a track & field All-American in the long jump at UNR.
• Has a brother, Jonas.
• Cousin Evan Roquemore played basketball at Santa Clara from 2010-14.
• Rae volunteered with Special Olympics while in high school.
• Majoring in communication studies.
• Recipient of the Jim Stockdale Basketball Scholarship Endowment .