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Kayla Alexander's Bio

About Kayla Alexander

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

Selected 8th overall by San Antonio in the 2013 WNBA Draft… signed with the Stars April 22, 2013… re-signed with the Stars Feb. 2, 2017.

WNBA CAREER

2017 (San Antonio)
Ranked 27th in the WNBA in blocked shots per game (0.5) … Was tops among Stars regulars in field goal percentage (.582), but was four made field goals shy of qualifying for the league leaders (would have ranked third) … Scored a career-high 19 points thanks to a career-high 9 made field goals vs. New York on August 1, while tying her career highs with 3 blocked shots and 3 steals in the same game … Grabbed a season-high 9 rebounds vs. New York on September 1 … Handed out a career-high tying 3 assists vs. Phoenix on July 7 … Scored 10 or more points in a game on 10 occasions, including each of her last 4 games…

2016 (San Antonio)
Appeared in 25 games, averaged 8.0 points and 4.5 rebounds in 19.5 minutes, the highest season averages of her career… sustained a concussion on Aug. 28 at Washington and missed the remainder of the season… led the Stars with 47 offensive rebounds and ranked second in field goal percentage (.546)… led the Stars in rebounds 4 times and scoring twice… scored 10-plus points 10 times, 5-plus rebounds 11 times and 10-plus rebounds 2 times… scored a double-double on June 2 at Los Angeles with 14 points and 10 rebounds, setting two career-highs in points (14) and offensive rebounds (6). The 6 offensive rebounds were the most scored by a Stars player in 2016…scored season-high 12 points at Phoenix (6/9) and at Connecticut on (6/19)… attempted a career-high 9 field goals at Washington (6/29)… played a career-high 26 minutes versus Minnesota (7/12).

2015 (San Antonio)
Scored 6 points in 14 minutes against Atlanta (6/11) and registered career-high 3 blocks…recorded 8 points against Tulsa (6/14) and tied career-high 3 blocks…tied her season-high defensive rebounds (4) and total rebounds (5) against Phoenix (6/30)… Led the Stars in rebounding with career-high 11 total rebounds, including career-high 8 defensive rebounds, against Minnesota (7/12)…In 14 minutes of play against New York (7/15), she scored 7 points, brought in 2 boards and 2 blocked shots…Against Atlanta (7/29), tied her season-high with 8 points; also added 5 rebounds.

2014 (San Antonio)
Played in 33 of 34 regular season games…averaged 2.8 points and 2.0 rebounds…Grabbed a season-high 7 rebounds vs. Chicago (7/29) … Scored 7 points on 3-4 shooting in just 13 minutes vs. Tulsa (7/22) … Scored a career-high 11 points at Phoenix, while playing just 14 minutes and shooting 5-6 from the field … Collected a season-high 6 rebounds against Tulsa (5/17) … Recorded 4 points and 2 rebounds in only 9 minutes at Atlanta (5/16)…Playoffs: Played 1 minute in Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals.

2013 (San Antonio)
Averaged 2.8 points in 33 games…Led Stars’ rookies in rebounds per game (3.0)… Tied a season-high 10 points at Tulsa (8/23), while also recording a team-high 8 rebounds and 2 blocks against the Shock … Recorded a career-high 4 assists at Seattle (8/11) … Tallied a season-high 10 points at Seattle (8/9) … Had 6 rebounds at Washington (7/16) … Had 5 offensive rebounds at Atlanta (6/30) … Notched 6 points at Chicago on (6/9) … Had 4 points and a team-high tying 5 rebounds in her professional debut against Indiana on (5/24).

INTERNATIONAL

2016-17

(Bourges- France): French Cup Winner… Ranked second in scoring (253) and first in rebounds (189)… Averaged 10.2 points and 7.3 rebounds in 24.4 minutes.

(Bourges- Euroleague): Appeared in the Euroleague quarterifnals… Ranked second in scoring (151) and first in rebounds (123)… Averaged 9.4 points and 7.7 rebounds in 25.3 minutes.

2015-16

(Dyn. GUVD-Russia): Averaged 19.1 points and 13.4 rebounds in 35.1 minutes … shot 51.4 percent from the field.

(Sparta&K MR- Eurocup): Helped lead team to quarterfinals… Ranked third on her team in points averaged (.120)… Averaged 12.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals.

2014-15

(Chevakata- Russia): Led the team in rebounds (175)…. Ranked seond in field goal percentage (.503) and second in points averaged (.105)… averaged 8.0 rebounds.

(Sparta&K MR- Russia): Appeared in Russian PBL Semifinals… Led the team in rebounds (210), scoring (339), and field goal percentage (.523)… Averaged 14.7 points, 9.1 rebounds and 1.0 steals.

CANADA BASKETBALL
2012: Senior Women’s National Team tryout invitee.
2009: Played in nine games for Team Canada at the FIBA U19 World Championship for Women, helping the team to a 4-5 record … Led the team with 11.3 points per game and 11.3 rebounds per contest … Shot 42 percent from the field.
2008: Played in five games for Team Canada at the FIBA Americas U18 Championship for Women, leading the team to a 4-1 record … Led the team with 11.6 points per game and 10.4 rebounds per contest … Shot 61.8 percent from the field.
2006: Played for the U15 National Team

SYRACUSE
Senior (2012-13): Earned Honorable Mention All-America accolades from the Associated Press … Garnered All-BIG EAST First Team accolades … Finished her career as Syracuse’s all-time leader in points (2,024), blocks (350), field goals (736), free throws made (552), free throws attempted (750) and games played (140) … Set the single-season records for scoring (573) and field goals made (151) … Posted 31 career double-doubles, including 12 double-doubles as a senior … Became the all-time scoring leader with six points at Villanova on Jan. 26 … Became the all-time blocks leader with eight blocks against Farleigh Dickinson on Nov. 11.

Junior (2011-12): Named to the All-BIG EAST Second Team … Earned WNIT All-Tournament Team recognition … Three-time BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll honoree (Nov. 21, Nov. 28 and Jan. 23) … Started all 37 games, finishing the season leading the BIG EAST and ranking 19th nationally with 2.6 blocks per game … Ranked second on the team and 10th in the conference with 14.8 points per game … Ranked ninth in the conference with 7.5 rebounds per game … Set the school single-season blocks record with 96 … Averaged 16.2 points per game and 8.8 rebounds per game during the WNIT while corralling a tournament record 22 offensive rebounds.

Sophomore (2010-11): Named to the All-BIG EAST First Team … Three-time BIG EAST Weekly honor recipient … Led the team in points, blocks, field goal percentage and free throw percentage … Selected to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team.

Freshman (2009-10): Named to the BIG EAST All-Freshman Team … Led the team with 69 blocks and ranked third with 10.8 points per game … Selected to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team.

HIGH SCHOOL

2008-09 city champions and team MVP … Won a national championship with Team Ontario in 2008 … Played on the Under-18 Canadian National Team in 2008 … Rated the No. 87 prospect in the country by Blue Star Basketball Report.

PERSONAL

Kayla Janine Alexander … Born on January 5, 1991 … Daughter of Joe and Audrey Alexander … Has one brother and one sister … Graduated from Syracuse University in 2013 with a degree in social studies education and a minor in French and francophone studies.

AWARDS & HONORS

Canadian U19 National Team- 2007, 2009

Canadian U18 National Team- 2008

FIBA Americas U18 Championships in Buenos Aires- 2008

World Championships U19 in Thailand- 2009

Eurobasket.com All-World Championships U19 1st Team- 2009

Canadian National Team- 2009, 2013, 2014, 2015

Big East Conference All-Freshman Team- 2010

NIT Elite Eight- 2010, 2011

All-Big East 1st Team- 2011, 2013

All-Big East 2nd Team- 2012

NIT Final Four- 2012

Big East Tournament Semifinals- 2013

Big East All-Tournament Team- 2013

AP NCAA All-America Honorable Mention- 2013

Eurobasket.com All-Russian PBL 2nd Team- 2014

Eurbasket.com Russian PBL All-Imports Team- 2014

WNBA Quarterfinals- 2014

EuroCup Quarterfinals- 2016

Russian PBL Semifinals- 2016

COMMUNITY INITIATIVES

Boys and Girls Club

Park Clean Up

School Visits

Faith Night

CAREER HIGHS

Points    14 vs. Los Angeles (6/2/2016)

Field Goals          6 (2 Times, 2016)

Field Goal Attempts         9 vs. Washington (6/29/2016)

3-Point Field Goals          0

3-Point Field Goal Attempts         0

Offensive Rebounds        6 vs. Los Angeles (6/2/2016)

Defensive Rebounds        8 vs. Minnesota (7/12/2015)

Rebounds            11 vs. Minnesota (7/12/2015)

Assists   3 vs. Minnesota (7/12/2015)

Steals    2 (3 Times, 2015/2016)

Blocks   3 (2 Times, 2016)

Minutes               26 vs. Minnesota (7/12/2016)

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