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Nadirah McKenith #3 Guard

Nadirah McKenith

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2013: Appeared in 32 games for the Mystics this season…averaged 8.8 minutes per game…scored 2.8 points per game…posted a career high 11 points against San Antonio on July 16, shooting 4-for-8 from the field, 1-for-2 from three-point range and 2-for-2 from the free throw line…

College: McKenith led the Big East conference in assists (165) during her senior year, earning All-BIG EAST First Team honors. She averaged 10.3 points per game and 4.8 assists per game during her collegiate career… 2012-13: The point guard eclipsed SJU's all-time career assist record and led BIG EAST in assists and assist/turnover ratio during league play en route to All-BIG EAST First Team honors along with fellow SJU guard Shenneika Smith. The Red Storm's No. 2 scorer on the season posted a triple-double vs. Georgetown (Feb. 9) with 16 points, 12 boards, 8 assists. 2011-12: All-BIG EAST Second Team after averaging 12.1 and nearly 6 rebs. and 5 assists, respectively; led team in assists (3rd in BIG EAST), steals , and FT percentage. Paced SJU with 15 points, 7 assts, 7 rebs in upset of then-No. 2 UConn that snapped Huskies' 99-game, home-winning streak and went on to hit game-winner over Creighton in NCAA First Round game. 2010-11: Ranked fifth in BIG EAST in FT percentage and steals, 10th in assists per game. 2009-10: Took over starting point guard duties early on; went on to earn BIG EAST All-Freshman Team honors and was finalist for Nancy Lieberman award as nation's top guard.

Personal

Nadirah A. McKenith ... daughter of Jacqueline Tucker and Terry McKenith ... has four siblings: Najee (25), Tywan (16), Tariq (15), Taneshia (9) ... played club ball for New Heights in Brooklyn, N.Y. ... majored in sport management.

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Selected by the Washington Mystics with the 17th pick in the second round of the 2013 WNBA Draft