Kelsey
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Kelsey Plum's Bio

About Kelsey Plum

 

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SOCIAL MEDIA

Twitter @Kelseyplum10
Instagram @kelseyplum10

 

WNBA TRANSACTIONS

April 13, 2017 Drafted by San Antonio (now Las Vegas) in the first round (No. 1 overall) in the 2017 WNBA Draft
July 17, 2022 Signed by Las Vegas

 

WNBA CAREER 

Career Highlights

  • 2022 WNBA Champion
  • 2022 All-WNBA First Team
  • 2022 All-Star Game MVP
  • 2022 All-Star
  • 2022 US World Cup Gold Medalist (5×5)
  • 2021 US Olympic Gold Medalist (3×3)
  • 2021 WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year
  • 2017 WNBA All-Rookie Team
  • WNBA Western Conference Player of the Month (September, 2021)
  • WNBA Western Conference Player of the Week (September 20, 2021, August 1, 2022, June 6, 2022)

2022 (Las Vegas)

  • Won WNBA Championship
  • Named to the All-WNBA First Team
  • Named All-Star Game MVP
  • Named an All-Star
  • Named Western Conference Player of the Week on 2 occasions—June 6 and August 1
  • Finished 2nd in the league in scoring, 9th in assists, 4th in three-point field goal percentage, 17th in free throw percentage, and 5th in minutes played
  • Scored 10 or more points 35 of 36 games, including 19 games of 20 or more points, and a career-high tying 32 vs. Dallas on June 5
  • Grabbed a season-high 6 rebounds at Phoenix on May 6
  • Handed out 10 or more assists on 2 occasions, including a season-high 11 at Atlanta on May 13
  • Picked up a career-high 6 steals vs. Washington on June 25
  • Her 113 made three-pointers are the second most made threes in a season in WNBA history (Diana Taurasi 121 in 2006)
  • Tied a WNBA record by connecting on at least 3 three-pointers in 9 straight games (Diana Taurasi in 2016)

2021 (Las Vegas)

  • Named WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year
  • Named Kia Western Conference Player of the Month for September
  • Named Western Conference Player of the Week on September 20
  • Established career single-season highs in scoring and free throw percentage
  • Finished 15th in the league in scoring, 14th in assists, 13th in three-point field goal percentage, and first in free throw percentage
  • Led or tied for the team lead in scoring 9 times and in assists 7 times.
  • Scored 10 or more points 20 times, 20 or more points 8 times, and 30 or more points 2 times, including a career-high 32 points vs New York in June 15
  • Her 32 points off the bench on June 15 vs. New York tied the franchise record for points in a game by a reserve, and are the fifth highest total by a reserve in league history.
  • Became the second player in WNBA history to score 30 or more points as a reserve two times in the same season (Angel McCoughtry)
  • Grabbed a season-high 6 rebounds on 2 occasions—at Los Angeles on June 30 and at Chicago on September 17
  • Handed out a season-high 8 assists on 2 occasions—at Atlanta on August 26 and vs. Atlanta on July 4
  • Picked up a career-high 5 steals vs. Chicago on September 2

2020 (Las Vegas)

  • Injured her left Achilles tendon in early June, and had successful surgery on June 11
  • Missed the 2020 season

2019 (Las Vegas)

  • Led or tied for the team lead in assists on 8 occasions, and in scoring 2 times
  • Scored 10 or more points on 17 occasions, and 20 or more points 2 times
  • Grabbed a career-high 9 rebounds vs. Los Angeles on June 29
  • Finished second on the team in assists (Jackie Young)

2018 (Las Vegas)

  • Missed the preseason and the first two games of the regular season while fulfilling her overseas playing commitments
  • Led or tied for the team lead in assists on 10 occasions, in scoring 2 times, and in rebounding 1 time
  • Scored 10 or more points on 14 occasions, and 20 or more points 4 times
  • Handed out 10 or more assists on 2 occasions
  • Recorded her first career double-double with 20 points and a career-high 13 assists at Atlanta on August 7
  • Grabbed a career-high 9 rebounds vs. Los Angeles on June 29
  • Recorded a career-high 4 steals at Phoenix on July 19

2017 (San Antonio)

  • Named to the WNBA All-Rookie Team
  • Scored a career-high 23 points vs. Seattle on August 5
  • Grabbed a season-high 6 rebounds at Indiana on July 12
  • Handed out a season-high 12 assists vs. Washington on August 4
  • Recorded a season-high 3 steals vs. Connecticut on June 3

 

WNBA POSTSEASON CAREER

2022 (Las Vegas)

  • Scored in double figures in 9 out of 10 games, including 20 or more points on 4 occasions, and a season playoff-high 22 on 2 occasions
  • Grabbed a season playoff-high 7 rebounds at Seattle on September 4
  • Handed out a season playoff-high 7 assists on 2 occasions
  • Recorded a season playoff-high 3 steals at Connecticut on September 18

2021 (Las Vegas)

  • Led the team in scoring
  • Scored in double figures in 4 of 5 postseason games, including 4 games of 20 or more points.
  • Scored a career playoff-high 25 points vs. Phoenix on September 28 and September 30
  • Handed out a playoff season-high 6 assists at Phoenix on October 6

2019 (Las Vegas)

  • Finished second on the team in the postseason in scoring (15.2), first in assists (7.8), fourth in rebounds (4.8), first in three-point field goal percentage (.529) and fourth in field goal percentage (.492).
  • Scored in double figures in 4 of 5 postseason games.
  • Recorded her second career double-double with 19 points and 10 assists on September 19 in Game 2 of the WNBA Semifinals vs. Washington.
  • Grabbed a playoff career-high 7 rebounds on 2 occasions

 

KELSEY PLUM IN THE NEWS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OVERSEAS CAREER 

2021-22 [Galatasaray—Turkey (KBSL)] 

  • Team finished in 6th place during the regular season
  • Plum returned to the States before the playoffs began
  • Played in 6 of 26 regular season games
  • Boasted the highest scoring average in the team, the second highest assists per game average, and the best three-point field goal percentage.

2021-22 [Galatasaray—EuroLeague (EL)]

  • Joined the team late in the season, playing in 4 of 14 games
  • Team went 5-9 in Group B, finishing 7th out of 8 teams and missing the playoffs
  • Finished 4th on the team in scoring average, 3rd in rebounds per game and 3rd in assists per game

2021-22 [Galatasaray—EuroCup (EC)] 

  • Team was added to EuroCup playoff field following the Russian invasion of Urkaine
  • Team finished in 3rd place in the playoffs
  • Led the team in scoring average, assists per game, free throw percentage, and field goal percentage, while finishing second in rebounds per game

2018-19 [Fenerbahce—Turkey (KBSL)] 

  • Won the league championship after finishing as the runner-up during the regular season
  • Named KBSL Player of the Week for the Round of 15
  • Team won the Turkish Cup
  • Named to the First Team All-Turkish KBSL by Eurobasket.com
  • Named to the Turkish KBSL All-Imports Team by Eurobasket.com
  • Scored in double figures in 30 of 31 games, and 20 or more points 13 times, including a season-high 27 points on 3 occasions
  • Handed out a season-high 8 assists vs. Adana Basket on January 18
  • Grabbed a season-high 6 rebounds vs OGM Orman on October 15
  • Picked up a season-high 5 steals vs. Cukurova on January 5

2018-19 [Fenerbahce—EuroLeague (EL)] 

  • Named to the All-EuroLeague Second Team
  • Fell to ZVVZ USK in the EuroLeague Quarterfinals
  • Scored in double figures in 15 of 16 games, and 20 or more points 3 times, including a season-high 24 vs. Flammes on February 20
  • Handed out a season-high 6 assists vs. TTT Riga on December 13
  • Grabbed a season-high 4 rebounds on 4 occasions
  • Picked up a season-high 3 steals on 2 occasions

2017-18 [Fenerbahce—Turkey (KBSL)] 

  • Won the league championship three games to one over Aces’ teammate Kayla McBride’s Yakin Dogu squad
  • Named Finals MVP
  • Named All-League Honorable Mention
  • Scored 10 or more points on 18 occasions, including 2 games of 20 or more points
  • Scored a season-high 23 points, grabbed a season-high 8 rebounds, and picked up a season-high 4 steals on January 27 vs. Bornova
  • Handed out a season-high 6 assists on 3 occasions

2017-18 [Fenerbahce—EuroLeague (EL)] 

  • Scored in double figures on 7 occasions, including a season-high 24 points vs. UMMC on January 10
  • Grabbed a season-high 5 rebounds vs. Nadezhda O. on October 11
  • Handed out a season-high 6 assists vs Avenida on January 17
  • Picked up a season-high 5 steals vs. Yakin Dogu on January 24

 

OVERSEAS STATISTICS 

Year Team League G Min FG FGA FG% 3G 3GA 3G% FT FTA FT% OR DR REB A S B TO PF PTS Avg
2017-18 Fenerbahce KBSL 27 646 107 253 .422 49 126 .389 61 74 .824 15 54 69 81 23 2 46 72 324 12.0
2017-18 Fenerbahce EL 17 369 44 130 .338 24 65 .369 34 44 .773 5 25 30 37 15 0 23 32 146 8.6
2018-19 Fenerbahce KBSL 31 896 198 392 .505 77 181 .425 84 98 .857 14 65 79 110 37 2 54 60 557 18.0
2018-19 Fenerbahce EL 16 450 86 189 .455
29
73 .397 55 59 .932 8 28 36 46 19 0 28 40 256 16.0
2021-22
Galatasaray
KBSL
6 212
52
104
.500 17
41
.415
38
42
.905
1
25
26
29
9
0
20
10
159
26.5
2021-22 Galatasaray EL
4
147
23
70
.329
4
24
.167
13
15
.867
3
23
26
11
4
0
12 9
63
15.8
2021-22 Galatasaray EC
4
153
33
70
.471
9
29
.310
24
27
.889
3
28
31
21
7
0
12
5
99
24.8
Turkish League (KBSL) 64 1754 357 749 .477 143 348 .411 183 214 .855 30 144 174 220 69 4 120 142 1040 16.3
EuroLeague (EL) 37 966 153 389 .393 57 162 .352 102 118 .864 16 76 92 94 38 0 63 81 465 12.6
EuroCup (EC)
4 153
33
70
.471
9
29 .310
24
27
.889
3
28
31
21
7
0
12
5
99
24.8
Totals 105 2873 543 1208 .450 209 539 .388 309 359 .861 49 248 297 335 114 4 195 228 1604 15.3

 

USA BASKETBALL

  • Led U.S. to gold medal at 2022 World Cup in 5×5 basketball
  • Led U.S. to gold medal at 2021 Tokyo Olympics in 3×3 basketball
  • Helped the US to the gold medal at the 2018 FIBA World Cup
  • One of seven players on the team in 2018 with 10 or more assists in the tournament
  • At the World Championship Exhibitions, led team in minutes played, assists, and made three-pointers while finishing second on the team in steals and fifth in scoring
  • Helped the US to the silver at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada
  • Helped the US to the gold at the 2013 FIBA U19 World Cup in Lithuania

 

USA BASKETBALL STATISTICS (5×5)

Year Team G GS Min FG FGA FG% 3G 3GA 3G% FT FTA FT% OR DR REB A S B TO PF PTS Avg
2013 U19X 3 0 5 15 .333 0 7 .000 0 0 —- 5 2 1 0 5 10 3.3
2013 U19 8 0 17 39 .436 6 21 .286 5 6 .833 14 14 8 0 6 45 5.6
2015 PAG 5 0   4 13 .308 3 7 .429 4 4 1.000     8 6 1 0 9   15 3.0
2018 WCX 5 1 127 16 34 .471 11 17 .647 4 6 .667 0 16 16 23 6 0 11 11 47 9.4
2018 WC 6 0 81 4 20 .200 2 13 .150 6 6 1.000 1 11 12 11 5 0 5 6 16 2.7
2019
WNT
5
0
58
11
19
.579
5
8
.625
4
5
.800
    8
10
5
0
4
  31
6.2
2020
WNT
2
0
32
6
9
.667
2
5
.400
0
0
—-
    6
8
4
0
1
  14
7.0
2022
WC
6
  141
32
62
.516
12
30
.400
19
21
.905
2
9
11
25
3
0
3
11
95
15.8
Totals 40 95 211 .450 41 108 .380 42 48 .875 80 99 33 0 44 273 6.8

 

COLLEGE

Career (Washington, 2013-17)

  • At the time of her graduation, was the NCAA’s career scoring leader
  • At the time of her graduation, held NCAA records for single season scoring, and career made free throws
  • At the time of her graduation, held Washington career records for scoring average, points, made field goals, field goal attempts, made three-pointers, three-point field goal attempts, made free throw, free throw attempts, and free throw percentage
  • At the time of her graduation, held Washington single-season records for points, scoring average, made field goals, field goal attempts, made three-point field goals, three-point field goal attempts, made free throws, free throw attempts, and free throw percentage
  • At the time of her graduation, held Washington single-game records for points, made field goals, field goal attempts

Senior (Washington, 2016-17)

  • Broke the all-time NCAA scoring record
  • Broke the single-season NCAA scoring record
  • Broke NCAA career made free throw record
  • Named AP Player of the Year
  • Named espnW Player of the Year
  • Named Pac-12 Player of the Year
  • Named WBCA All-American
  • Was a unanimous First Team All-American by AP and espnW
  • Won the Dawn Staley, Ann Meyers Drysdale, and Nancy Lieberman awards, as well as the Naismith and Wade Trophies
  • Earned her fourth consecutive All-Pac-12 honor
  • “Top Three” finalist for Honda Cup
  • Named Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention
  • Broke the all-time Pac-12 scoring record on Dec. 11, 11 games into the season
  • Became the first player in Pac-12 history, female or male, to score 3,000 career points
  • Became third player in NCAA history to score 1,000 points in a single season
  • Scored a Pac-12 record 57 points against Utah on February 25
  • Broke Washington’s career made three-pointers record against Savannah State
  • Finalist for Senior CLASS Award
  • Was a six-time Pac-12 Player of the Week
  • Named preseason No. 6 player in nation by espnW
  • Led the nation in scoring
  • Became just second player in Pac-12 history to record 300 career three-pointers
  • as a three-time espnW Player of the Week
  • Named the Naismith Trophy Player of the Week on January 9, and the Ann Meyers Drysdale Player of the Week on January 11
  • Scored 44 points on four occasions—at Seattle U, vs. Boise State, at Oregon and vs. Stanford
  • Drained a career-high seven three-pointers against Stanford
  • Recorded her first career double-double vs. Oklahoma on March 20 with 38 points and 11 assists
  • Scored 21 or more points in all 35 games
  • Netted 17 games of 30 or more points, five of 40 or more and one of 50-plus
  • Led the team in assists per game

Junior (Washington, 2015-16)

  • Became the first WBCA All-American in program history
  • Named to the Lexington Region All-Tournament Team and the Pac-12 All-Tournament Team
  • Named a USWBA and Wooden Award All-American
  • Name an AP Third Team All-American
  • Named an espnW Second Team All-American
  • Named WBCA All-Region for the second straight season
  • Named All-Pac-12 for the third consecutive season
  • One of 10 semifinalist for the Naismith Award
  • One of 15 finalists for the Wooden Award National Ballot
  • One of 10 finalist for the Nancy Lieberman Award
  • One of 16 players named to the Ann Meyers Drysdale Midseason Watch List
  • Named to the Dawn Staley Award Midseason watch list
  • Named USBWA Ann Meyers Drysdale National Player of the Week, and Pac-12 Player of the Week for games played from January 11-17
  • Named Second Team CoSIDA Academic All-American as well as a CoSIDA Academic All-District award winner, and Academic All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention
  • Led the Pac-12 and was fourth in the nation in scoring average
  • Led the nation in made free throws and free throws attempted
  • Ranked fifth in the nation in free throw percentage
  • Set school records for points, made field goals and made free throws
  • Scored in double figures in all 37 games, including 32 games of 30 or more points, and 10 games of 30 or more points
  • Became the fastest player in Pac-12 history, and seventh fastest in NCAA history, to score 2,000 points
  • Led the nation in minutes played

Sophomore (Washington, 2014-15)

  • Named a Wooden Top-15 Nominee
  • A member of the WBCA All-Region Team
  • Candidate for the Naismith, Wade, Lieberman, and Staley Awards
  • All-Pac 12 selection
  • Led the conference in scoring
  • Set school record scoring 45 points in the season opener at Oklahoma on November 14, after which she was named Pac-12 Player of the Week
  • Broker her own program single-season scoring record
  • Set what were then school records with seven games of 30 or more points and 21 games of 20 or more points
  • Broke the school record for made free throws
  • Set the Pac-12 record by making 35 consecutive free throws
  • Finished seventh in the nation in scoring, second in made free throws and 11th in free throw percentage
  • Led the conference in minutes played per game

Freshman (Washington, 2013-14)

  • Named Pac-12 Freshman of the Year, and First Team All-Pac-12
  • Set program and Pac-12 freshman record for points
  • Named FullCourt.com Freshman All-American
  • Won seven Pac-12 Freshman of the Week awards
  • Set the program single-season record with 203 made free throws, which also led the conference
  • Finished fourth in the Pac-12 in scoring average, and second in free throw percentage
  • Tied for fourth in the conference in made three-pointers
  • Set program freshman records for minutes played, made field goals, field goal attempts, made free throws, free throw attempts, made three-pointers, three-point field goal attempts, and free throw percentage
  • Scored in double figures in 33 games
  • Scored 20 or more points on 20 occasions, and 30 or more points 4 times
  • Scored a season-high and UW freshman record 38 points vs. Oregon on February 21
  • Made a program record 18 free throws against Colorado on January 19
  • Handed out a season-high 9 assists against Cal on February 7

 

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
2013-14 Washington Pac-12 34 34 1268 214 544 .393 81 221 .367 203 240 .846 35 125 160 93 35 6 98 91 712 20.9
2014-15 Washington Pac-12 33 33 1213 235 544 .432 69 173 .399 207 231 .898 23 99 122 108 51 8 91 86 746 22.6
2015-16 Washington Pac-12 37 37 1414 308 760 .405 78 234 .333 266 299 .890 19 118 137 154 60 8 159 76 960 25.9
2016-17 Washington Pac-12 35 35 1301 379 717 .529 115 269 .428 236 266 .887 16 161 177 168 52 8 88 70 1109 31.7
Totals 139 139 3380 1136 2565 .443 343 897 .382 912 1036 .880 93 503 596 523 198 30 436 323 3527 25.4

 

HIGH SCHOOL

  • Attended La Jolla Country Day School in California, where in four years she helped the Torreys to the 2012 CIF Division IV state title, four-straight San Diego Section Division IV titles and a 103-22 record
  • 2013 USA Today All-USA second team and WBCA and McDonald’s All-American
  • San Diego Player of the Year and All-California Interscholastic Federation first team (2011, 2012 and 2013)
  • In four-year prep career, amassed 2,215 points, 683 rebounds, 382 assists and 370 steals
  • Also played volleyball in high school and was a 2009 state champion

 

PERSONAL

  • Daughter of Katie and Jim Plum
  • Has one brother, Daniel, and two sisters, Kaitlyn and Lauren
  • Father played football and baseball at San Diego State, and her mother played volleyball at UC Davis
  • Sister Kaitlyn also played volleyball at UC Davis, and her sister Lauren played volleyball at Oregon and for the USA Volleyball Junior National Team
  • Majored in anthropology

 

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