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Kayla McBride's Bio

About Kayla McBride

 

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SOCIAL MEDIA

Twitter @kaymac_2123
Instagram @kaymac21
Web Site kaymac21.com

 

WNBA TRANSACTIONS

April 14, 2014 Drafted by the San Antonio Stars in the first round (No. 3 overall) in the 2014 WNBA Draft

 

WNBA CAREER 

2018 (Las Vegas)

  • Named to the WNBA All-Star Team
  • Led or tied for the team lead in scoring on 10 occasions, in rebounding 1 time, and in assists 7 times
  • Reached double figures in scoring on 28 occasions
  • Scored 20 or more points on 9 times, including a career-high 38 vs. Dallas on June 27—the second most points in a game in Aces
  • Recorded her first point-assist double-double with 16 points and a career-high 12 assists at Dallas on August 17—the second most assists in a game by an Aces player in franchise history
  • Finished eighth in the league in scoring average, 17th in assists, third in free throw percentage, 12th in three-point field goal percentage, and seventh in minutes played
  • Scored the sixth most points in a season, posted the sixth highest scoring average and recorded the ninth highest free throw percentage in franchise history
  • Missed the preseason and the first 2 games of the regular season while fulfilling her overseas playing commitments

2017 (San Antonio)

  • Scored a season-high 31 points vs. New York on August 1
  • Grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds at Indiana on September 2
  • Handed out a season-high 8 assists at New York on September 1
  • Picked up a season-high 3 steals on 4 occasions

2016 (San Antonio)

  • Missed half the year due to injury (right foot fracture)
  • Scored a season-high 29 points and picked up a season-high 3 steals at Dallas on May 21
  • Grabbed a season-high 10 boards at Chicago on June 21
  • Had a season-high 5 assists at Connecticut on June 19
  • Led the team in scoring on 7 occasions, in rebounding on 4 occasions, and in assists, 1 time

2015 (San Antonio)

  • Scored a season-high 29 points at Atlanta on June 11
  • Grabbed a season-high 6 rebounds vs. Chicago on June 20
  • Handed out a season-high 4 assists on four occasions
  • Tied her career-high with 5 steals at Phoenix on June 30
  • Ranked fourth in the WNBA in made three-pointers and tied for fourth in three-point field goal attempts

2014 (San Antonio)

  • Finished third in Rookie of the Year voting
  • One of three unanimous selections to the WNBA All-Rookie Team
  • Ranked third in the WNBA in scoring among rookies
  • Scored a season-high 30 points two times
  • Grabbed a season-high 5 boards vs. Wash. on June 24
  • Handed out a season-high 6 assists and picked up a career-high 5 steals at Tulsa on July 17
  • Scored in double-figures on 21 occasions
  • Led the Stars in scoring in the postseason (22.5), scoring a team-high 20 points in Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals and 25 points in Game 2.

 

KAYLA McBRIDE IN THE NEWS

 

OVERSEAS CAREER 

2018-19 [UMMC Ekaterinburg—Russia (PBL)] 

2018-19 [UMMC Ekaterinburg—EuroLeague (EL)] 

2017-18 [Yakin Dogu—Turkey (KBSL)] 

  • Team advanced to the KBSL Finals
  • Team won the KBSL regular season championship
  • Team won Turkish Cup
  • Team won KBSL Supercup
  • Named to the Eurobasket.com All-Turkish KBSL Second Team
  • Named to the Eurobasket.com All-Europe First Team
  • Named Eurobasket.com All-Europe Shooting Guard of the Year
  • Named Eurobasket.com All-Europe Player of the Year
  • Scored in double figures on 24 occasions, and 20 or more points 7 times, including a season-high 28 vs. Abdullah Gul on February 3
  • Grabbed 10 or more rebounds on 2 occasions, including a season-high 13 vs. Botas on January 13
  • Recorded 2 point-rebound double-doubles (10 points, 10 rebounds vs. Abdullah Gul on October 28; 17 points, 13 rebounds vs Botas on January 13)
  • Handed out a season-high 7 assists vs Botas on January 13
  • Recorded a season-high 4 steals vs. Cukurova on May 11

2017-18 [Yakin Dogu—EuroLeague (EL)] 

  • Team advanced to the EuroLeague Final Four
  • Named to the Eurobasket.com All-EuroLeague First Team
  • Named Eurobasket.com All-EuroLeague Import of the Year
  • Named Eurobasket.com All-EuroLeague Guard of the Year
  • Team was a finalist in the Europe Supercup
  • Scored 10 or more points in al 18 games in which she played and 20 or more points on 7 occasions
  • Scored a season-high 24 points on 3 occasions
  • Grabbed a season-high 8 rebounds on 2 occasions
  • Handed out a season-high 7 assists vs. Bourges on March 7

2016-17 [Yakin Dogu—Turkey (KBSL)] 

  • Team Won Turkish Cup
  • Team won KBSL regular season and tournament championships
  • Named KBSL Player of the Week two times
  • Named to the Eurobasket.com All-Turkish KBSL First Team
  • Named to the Eurobasket.com Turkish KBSL All-Imports Team
  • Scored in double figures in 22 of 23 games
  • Scored 20 or more points on 13 occasions, and 30 or more 2 times, including a season-high 33 vs. Osmaniya on February 4
  • Grabbed 10 rebounds on 3 occasions
  • Recorded 2 double-doubles (20 points, 10 rebounds vs. Galatasaray on February 19; 16 points, 10 rebounds vs. Istanbul U. on April 22
  • Handed out a season-high 8 assists vs. Adana ASKI on April 19
  • Picked up a season-high 4 steals vs. Botas on March 13

2016-17 [Yakin Dogu—EuroCup (EC)] 

  • Named Eurobasket.com All-Europe Honorable Mention
  • Named to the Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup First Team
  • Named to the Eurobasket.com EuroCup All-Import Team
  • Team won EuroCup
  • Scored in double figures in 9 of 10 games
  • Scored 20 or more points on 3 occasions, including a season-high 26 vs. Galatasaray on March 21
  • Grabbed a season-high 12 rebounds vs. Villenueve on March 7, adding 18 points for her lone double-double of the sesdon
  • Handed out a season-high 5 assists on 2 occasions

2015-16 [Nadezhda O.—Russia (PBL)] 

  • Team advanced to the PBL Finals
  • Team finished second in the PBL regular season
  • Named to the Eurobasket.com Russian PBL All-Imports Team
  • Named to the Eurobasket.com All-Russian PBL Honorable Mention Team
  • Scored in double-figures on 17 occasions, including a season-high 20 points vs. Dynamo K. on November 1
  • Grabbed a season-high 7 rebounds vs. Dyn.-GUVD on October 11
  • Handed out a season-high 5 assists vs. Energy Ivanovo on December 5
  • Pick up a season-high 6 steals vs. Dynamo K on April 21

2015-16 [Nadezhda O.—EuroLeague (EL)] 

  • Team advanced to the EuroLeague Finals
  • Named to the Eurobasket All-Impots Team
  • Nared to the Eurobasket All-EuroLeague Second Team
  • Scored in double figures in 15 of 18 games, including 2 games of 20 points
  • Grabbed a season-high 6 rebinds n 2 occasions
  • Handed out a season-high 6 assists vs. Dynamo K. on March 11
  • Picked up a season-high 4 steals vs. UMMC Ekaterinburg on October 22

2014-15 [Sopron—Hungary (ADIV)] 

  • Named Eurobasket.com All-Hungarian League Player of the Year
  • Named Eurobasket.com All-Hungarian League Guard of the Year
  • Named Eurobasket.com All-Hungarian League Import Player of the Yea
  • Named to the Eurobasket.com Hungarian League First Team
  • Led the team in scoring, rebounding, steals and free throw percentage

2014-15 [Sopron—Hungary (EC)] 

  • Team advanced to the EuroCup Quarterfinals
  • Named to the Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup Third Team
  • Led the team in scoring and free throw percentage

 

USA BASKETBALL

  • Is 8-0 in USA Basketball games played
  • Participated in the 2016 USA National Team minicamp in Storrs, Connecticut
  • Named as a finalist for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Women’s Basketball Team on Jan. 25, 2016
  • Was one of 16 finalists for the 2014 USA World Championship Team and helped the USA team earn a 3-0 exhibition record
  • Member of the 2014-16 USA National Team
  • Member of the 2010 USA U18 National Team that compiled a perfect 5-0, earned the 2010 FIBA Americas Championship gold medal and qualified the USA for the 2011 FIBA U17 World Championship

USA BASKETBALL STATISTICS 

Year Team G GS Min FG FGA FG% 3G 3GA 3G% FT FTA FT% OR DR REB A S B TO PF PTS Avg
2010 U18 5 5 92 15 30 .500 0 0 .000 11 13 .846 19 9 8 1 6 41 8.2
2014 WCX 3 0 33 3 5 .600 1 3 .333 0 0 —- 5 3 2 0 0 7 2.3
Totals 8 5 125 18 35 .514 1 3 .333 11 13 .846 24 12 10 1 6 48 6.0

 

COLLEGE

Career (Notre Dame, 2010-14)

  • At the time of her graduation, ranked fifth in program history in career points,  first in free throw percentage, sixth in games played, sixth in double-digit scoring games (100), seventh in minutes, and tied for ninth in games started
  • One of five players in program history to score at least 1,800 points and grab 600 rebounds in her career

Senior (Notre Dame, 2013-14)

  • Team advanced to the NCAA Championship game before falling to Connecticut, 79-58
  • Named to the NCAA Final Four All-Tournament Team
  • Named to the WBCA All-NCAA D1 Team
  • Named to the ESPNW All-NCAA Division I First Team
  • Named to the USBWA All-America Team
  • Named to the AP All-America First Team
  • Named to the Wooden Award All-America Team
  • Named to the Sports Illustrated All-America Team
  • Named to the Full Court Press All-America First Team
  • Named ACC Player of the Year
  • Named a WBCA Wade Trophy Finalist
  • Named a Naismith Trophy Finalist
  • Named a Wooden Award Finalist
  • Named to the Dawn Staley Award Watch List
  • Named to the WBCA Coaches’ All-Region II Team
  • Team won ACC Regular Season Championship
  • Team won ACC Tournament Championship
  • Named to the All-ACC First Team (Blue Ribbon Panel/Coaches)
  • Nared to the ACC All-Tournament Team
  • Named espnW National Player of the Week, USBWA/Ann Meyers Drysdale National Player of the Week, NCAA.com National Player of the Week, and ACC Player of the Week on February 3, after averaging 20.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game while connecting on 60.0-percent of her shots against Maryland, Virginia and Duke
  • Team captain
  • Scored 20-or-more points on 14 occasions
  • Ranked second in the ACC and 13th nationally in free throw percentage), and sixth in the ACC in  assist/turnover ratio (1.78), ninth in assists, and 10th in scoring and three-point field goal percentage
  • Scored in double figures in 23 straight games, which was the fifth longest streak in program history

Junior (Notre Dame, 2012-13)

  • Team advanced to the NCAA Final Four
  • Named to the AP All-America Third Team
  • Named to the WBCA Coaches’ All-America Team
  • Team won Big East Regular Season Championship
  • Team won Big East Tournament Championship
  • Named to the Big East All-Tournament Team, and Tournament MOP
  • Named to the All-Big East First Team
  • Named to the WBCA Division I All-Region 1 Team
  • Scored in double figures 32 times
  • Recorded 1 double-double
  • Ranked seventh in the Big East in scoring and led the league, while setting a school record, in free throw percentage
  • 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

Sophomore (Notre Dame, 2011-12)

  • Team advanced to the NCAA Championship game before falling to Baylor, 80-61
  • Team won Big East Regular Season Championship
  • Named to the Big East All-Tournament Team
  • Ranked 13th in the Big East in field goal percentage, and first in free throw percentage

Freshman (Notre Dame, 2010-11)

  • Team advanced to the NCAA Championship game before falling to Texas A&M, 76-70
  • Was the team’s top rebounder 9 times

 

COLLEGE STATISTICS 

Year Team League G GS Min FG FGA FG% 3G 3GA 3G% FT FTA FT% OR DR REB A S B TO PF PTS Avg
2010-11 Notre Dame Big East 19 4 452 68 122 .557 4 17 .235 25 29 .862 20 43 63 29 18 3 33 22 165 8.7
2011-12 Notre Dame Big East 39 36 1081 179 361 .496 19 50 .380 75 86 .872 58 120 178 67 60 4 71 75 452 11.6
2012-13 Notre Dame Big East 37 36 1083 237 523 .452 26 82 .317 90 100 .900 60 110 170 88 57 8 73 74 590 15.9
2013-14 Notre Dame ACC 38 38 1119 259 557 .465 41 112 .366 110 125 .880 43 157 200 146 48 6 82 57 669 17.6
Totals 133 114 3735 743 1563 .475 90 261 .345 300 340 .882 181 430 611 330 183 32 259 228 1876 14.1

 

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.

 

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