Dellena Criner hails from Oakland, Calif. where she played at Fremont High School in Oakland, Calif., after transferring from Mt. Eden. She started her junior season for Fremont and led the Oakland League in scoring. Criner was named All-Oakland Athletic League that year as the starting point guard. During her junior season, she averaged 24 points, 12 rebounds, six assists and four steals per game. According to the Nevada coaching staff she is a strong, athletic point guard with excellent court vision. She is a talented perimeter defender and should be a great fit in the Nevada offensive and defensive schemes.
Coach Gervasoni says:
"Dellena was the top point guard on our list for the 2005 class. She is very mature for her age and is a gym rat. Dellena uses her body well, which allows her to score off penetration and she can knock down the perimeter shot. She also gets the ball to her teammates in a position where they can do something good with it. Dellena is also a physical defender who has the ability to contain opposing players."