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Kayla McBride's Bio

About Kayla McBride

Position: Guard

Height: 5-11

Weight: 174

Birthdate: June 25, 1992

Birthplace: Erie, Pennsylvania

High School: Villa Maria Academy

College: Notre Dame ‘14

WNBA Seasons: 3

Acquired: 2014 WNBA Draft (3rd overall)

 

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

Drafted in the first round (3rd overall) in the 2014 WNBA Draft by the San Antonio Stars.

 

WNBA CAREER:

2016 (San Antonio)
Averaged 17.1 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 1.9 assists in 17 starts… Missed the rest of the season after fracturing her right foot versus Minnesota (7/2)…  Ranked third in points (291) on the team in only 17 games played… Ranked second in free throw percentage (.853) on 58-68 shots… Played a career-high 41 minutes at Dallas (6/23), the most a Stars player played in a game in 2016… Led in scoring seven times, rebounds four times, and assists once… Recorded a career-high 10 rebounds at Chicago (6/21)

2015 (San Antonio)
Averaged 13.8 points per game in 25 starts … Ranked fourth in the WNBA for three-pointers made (53) … Tied for fourth in the WNBA with Shekinna Stricklen of Connecticut for three-point attempts with 142 … Scored a season-high 29 points against Atlanta on (6/11) … Recorded a season-high five steals against Phoenix (6/30).

2014 (San Antonio)
Started all 34 games for the Stars in the regular season…led the Stars in scoring, averaging 13.0 points per game, which also ranked third among rookies in the WNBA…Was one of three unanimous selections to the WNBA All-Rookie Team…finished third in Rookie of the Year voting…Scored in double-figures in 21 games, including two 30 point performances…Recorded the most points by a Stars rookie (442) since the team relocated to San Antonio… Set career highs in assists (6) and steals (5), while scoring 15 points at Tulsa (7/17) … Tied her career-high of 30 points on 12-20 shooting vs. New York (7/9) … Scored 20 points, making all four of her three-point attempts vs. Los Angeles (6/14) … Scored career-high 30 points (10-16), grabbed four rebounds and dished out three assists vs. Tulsa (5/28)… Reached double digit scoring for the first time in her career, scoring 11 points vs. Tulsa (5/17) … Scored six points and recorded two steals in her regular season debut at Atlanta (5/16)…Playoffs: Led the Stars in scoring in the postseason (22.5)…Scored a team-high 20 points in Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals and 25 points in Game 2.

INTERNATIONAL

2016-2017

(Yakin Dogu BGD-Turkey) Turkish Cup Winner… Averaged 19.5 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.5 steals… Led the team in three-point percentage (.407) and ranked second in three-point field goals made (33)… Shot 53.1% from the field.

(Yakin Dogu BGD- EuroCup) Averaged 17.1 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.4 assists… Led the team in free throw percentage (.923), three-point percentage (.540) and three-point field goals made (27)… Ranked third in rebounds (54).

2015-2016:

(Nadezhda- Russia) Russian PBL Finalist… Russian PBL Regular Season Runner-Up… Eurobasket.com Russian PBL All-Imports Team… Eurobasket.com All-Russian PBL Honorable Mention… Led in minutes averaged (.253) and free throw percentage (.878)… Second in scoring (264)… Averaged 10.2 points, 2.4 assists and 1.5 steals in 25.3 minutes.

(Nadezhda- Euroleague) Euroleague Finalist… Eurobasket.com Euroleague All-Imports Team… Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague 2nd Team… Ranked second in scoring (239) and field goal percentage (.548)… Third in three-point (.321) and free throw percentage (.833)…  Averaged 13.3 points, 2.1 assists and 1.4 steals in 34.9 minutes.

2014-2015:

(Sopron- Hungary) Eurobasket.com All-Hungarian League Player of the Year… Eurobasket.com All-Hungarian League Guard of the Year… Eurobasket.com All-Hungarian League Import Player of the Year… Eurobasket.com Hungarian League 1st Team… Second in three-point (.373) and free throw percentage (.875)… Averaged 16.8 points and 7.1 rebounds in 27.4 minutes.

(Sopron- EuroCup) EuroCup Quarterfinalist… Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup 3rd Team… Led the team in scoring (154)… Averaged 17.1 points and 6.2 rebounds in 31.3 minutes.

 

NOTRE DAME

2013-14: At the time of her graduation, ranked fifth in program history with 1,876 career points, as well as first with .882 career free throw percentage, sixth in career games played (133) and career double-figure scoring games (100), seventh in career minutes played (3,735) and tie-ninth in career games started (114) …one of five players in program history to score at least 1,800 points and grab 600 rebounds in her career … 23-game double-digit scoring streak in 2013-14 was fifth-longest in program history.

 

2012-13: Appeared in all 37 games (starting 36 times), averaging career highs of 15.9 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game … scored in double figures 32 times with one double-double … ranked seventh in BIG EAST in scoring and led league in free throw percentage (school-record .900); would have tied for ninth in nation in free throw percentage, but was two made foul shots shy of minimum to qualify for national ranking (2.5 FTM/game) … ranked 14th in the BIG EAST in field goal percentage (.453).

 

2011-12:  Appeared in all 39 games, starting 36 times … ranked fourth on team (13th in BIG EAST) with .496 field goal percentage … fourth on team in scoring (27th in BIG EAST), averaging 11.6 points per game … took BIG EAST regular-season free throw percentage crown (.919), first for Notre Dame player since Megan Duffy in 2004-05.

 

2010-11:  Appeared in 19 games, starting four times … averaged 8.7 points (tops among Fighting Irish reserves) and 3.3 rebounds per game, and shot .557 from the field (third on team).

 

HIGH SCHOOL
Graduated from Villa Maria Academy in Erie, Pa., where she was a three-year starter and four-year letterwinner under head coach Scott Dibble, helping Victors to combined record of 106-15 (.876) with two Pennsylvania Class AA state titles (2009, 2010) and a state runner-up finish (2007) in her prep career … 2010 McDonald’s High School All-American … 2010 Parade second-team All-American … 2010 ESPN RISE second-team All-American … 2010 MaxPreps fifth-team All-American … 2010 ESPN Hoopgurlz All-Star Team … 2010 Gatorade Pennsylvania High School Player of the Year … two-time Pennsylvania Class AA Player of the Year (2009, 2010) … three-time all-state selection (2008 – third team, 2009, 2010 – first team) … three-time first-team all-region pick (2008, 2009, 2010) … 2007 Western Pennsylvania Freshman of the Year and recipient of the Swintayla Cash Award … ranked 20th by both ESPN Hoopgurlz (fourth among shooting guards) and Blue Star Basketball … ranked 22nd by All-Star Girls Report (also fourth among shooting guards) … ranked 68th by Dan Olson Collegiate Girls Basketball Report (11th among shooting guards) … career per-game averages of 14.3 points, 7.6 rebounds and 3.3 steals.

 

PERSONAL
Daughter of LuAnn and Lamont McBride … oldest of four children … younger sister, Karlee, was on the women’s basketball team at Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind.

 

COMMUNITY INITIATIVES

 

AWARDS & HONORS
USA U18 National Team- 2010

FIBA Americas U18 Championships in Colorado Springs (Gold)- 2010

Big East Conference Tournament Finalist- 2011, 2012

NCAA Finalist- 2011, 2012, 2014

Big East All-Tournament Team- 2012

Big East Conference Regular Season Champion- 2012

Big East Regular Season Champion- 2013

Big East Tournament Winner- 2013

All-Big East All-Tournament MVP- 2013

All-Big East 1st Team- 2013

NCAA Final Four- 2013

WBCA Division I All-Region 1 Team- 2013

AP NCAA All-America 3rd Team- 2013

WBCA All-NCAA D1 Team- 2013, 2014

ESPNW All-NCAA Division I 1st Team- 2014

ACC Regular Season Champion- 2014

ACC Tournament Winner- 2014

All-ACC 1st Team- 2014

ACC All-Tournament 1st Team- 2014

USBWA NCAA All-America Team- 2014

AP NCAA All-America 1st Team- 2014

NCAA Final Four All-Tournament Team- 2014

WNBA All-Rookie Team- 2014

WNBA Quarterfinals- 2014

Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup 3rd Team- 2015

EuroCup Quarterifnals- 2015

Eurobasket.com All-Hungarian League Player of the Year- 2015

Eurobasket.com All-Hungarian League Guard of the Year- 2015

Eurobasket.com All-Hungarian League Import Player of the Year- 2015

Eurobasket.com Hungarian League 1st Team- 2015

WNBA All-Star Game- 2015

USA National Team- 2016

Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague 2nd Team- 2016

Eurobasket.com Euroleague All-Imports Team- 2016

Euroleague Finalist- 2016

Eurobasket.com All-Russian PBL Honorable Mention- 2016

Eurobasket.com Russian PBL All-Imports Team- 2016

Russian PBL Regular Season Runner-Up- 2016

Russian PBL Finalist- 2016

Turkish KBSL- 2017

Turkish Cup Winner- 2017

 

CAREER HIGHS

Points…………………………………………………….. 30 (2 Times)

Field Goals………………………………………………. 12 vs. New York (7/9/2014)

Field Goal Attempts…………………………………… 23 vs. Atlanta (6/25/2016)

3-Point Field Goals……………………………………. 6 vs. Seattle (8/8/2015)

3-Point Field Goal Attempts………………………… 10  vs. Atlanta (6/25/2016)

Offensive Rebounds…………………………………… 3 vs. New York (6/11/2016)

Defensive Rebounds………………………………….. 9 (2 Times)

Rebounds………………………………………………… 10 vs. Chicago (6/21/2016)

Assists…………………………………………………….. 6 vs. Tulsa (7/7/2014)

Steals……………………………………………………… 5 (2 Times)

Blocks…………………………………………………….. 1 (9 Times)

Minutes………………………………………………….. 41 vs. Dallas (6/23/2016)

 

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