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Kayla Thornton
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Kayla Thornton's Bio

About Kayla Thornton

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

2015: Signed to a training camp contract with the Washington Mystics. Waived by the Mystics on July 16.

2017: Signed to a training camp contact to the Dallas Wings on April 6.

 

2017

Played in all 34 games… Started in one game… Averaged 6.8 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 17.2 minutes per game… Broke her own career high in points four times this season… The latest was on 8/23 with 15… Set a new career high in total rebounds with nine, and a new career high in defensive boards with seven… Set a new career high in free throws made with three… Played in her first playoff game on 9/6 against the Washington Mystics.

2015

Played in the WNBA in 2015 with the Washington Mystics for 10 games, where she averaged 2.2 points and 2.1 rebounds per game.

COLLEGE

Two-time All-Conference USA second-team honoree (2012 & 2013).… Second overall at UTEP for career double-doubles (21), third for career rebounds (688) & ninth for scoring (1,016).… One of three Miners in program history with at least 800 points, 100 steals & 600 boards….. Became the first player in program history to average a double-double (19.5 points per game, 10.1 rebounds per contest). She also set single-season school standards for consecutive double-digit scoring contests (32), double-doubles (19), total points (663) and rebounds (344)…. 2013-14 Associated Press Honorable All-American…. UTEP’s career record holder for doubles (40), field goals (600) & attempts (1,387), free throws (390) & attempts (530), points (1,679) & rebounds (1032)…. Three-time All C-USA pick, Two-Time All-Defensive Team selections…. Compiled a record of 96-36 during her career, the best four-year stretch in program history, which was aided by an unprecedented three straight 20-plus win seasons…. Tabbed to the All C-USA second team for a second straight season … First Miner since Jareica Hughes (four straight years, 2007-10) & fifth overall to garner multiple all-league accolades … paced the team in double-doubles (13) and steals (61)…. Was one of two players in C-USA to have a top-10 ranking for both boards & scoring.…

Garnered placement on the All Conference USA second team and was a C-USA All-Tournament team member as well…. Among C-USA leaders for FG% (fifth), offensive rebounds (seventh), rebounding (10th) and scoring (22nd) … Started every game she played in (32), only missing the regular-season finale.

PERSONAL

Daughter of Lewis and Merteen Thornton … has two brothers … degree in criminal justice … enjoys studying and being in the gym playing basketball in her spare time … pre-game ritual includes praying … lists Candace Parker as her favorite basketball player … born in Germany due to her parents serving overseas in the military… Four-year standout at Irvin High School … Graduated as the school’s career record holder for points (1,953) while also amassing 884 rebounds… Number two scorer in the state among Texas 4A players … Texas Girls Coaches Association all-state and all-star game honoree … Was a standout in track & field, and claimed the district title in the 100-meter hurdles, long jump and triple jump while securing second place in the 100-meter dash.

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