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Kiah Stokes's Bio

About Kiah Stokes

WNBA In The News Overseas USA Basketball College High School Personal
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SOCIAL MEDIA

Twitter @kstokes41
Instagram @kstokes41

 

WNBA TRANSACTIONS

April 16, 2015 Drafted by New York with the No. 11 overall pick in the First round of the 2015 WNBA Draft
Sept. 8, 2019 Signed by New York
Sept. 13, 2020 Signed by New York
June 30, 2021 Waived by New York
July 2, 2021 Signed by Las Vegas
Feb. 3, 2022 Signed by Las Vegas

 

WNBA REGULAR CAREER

Career Highlights

  • 2022 WNBA Champion

2022 (Las Vegas)

  • Won WNBA Championship
  • Finished 18th in the league in blocked shots
  • Scored a season-high 9 points on 2 occasions—vs. Chicago on August 11 and vs. Seattle on August 14
  • Grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds at Indiana on July 31
  • Handed out a season-high 3 assists on 2 occasions
  • Blocked a season-high 3 shots at Dallas on August 4

2021 (New York/Las Vegas)

  • Scored a season-high 5 points on 2 occasions (1 with NY)
  • Grabbed 10 or more rebounds on 5 occasions (1 with NY), including 3 games of a season-high 13 boards (1 with NY)
  • Handed out a career-high 7 assists at Chicago on September 17
  • Blocked a season-high 3 shots on 2 occasions

2020 (New York)

  • Scored a season-high 15 points vs. Washington on September 12
  • Grabbed a season-high 12 rebounds vs. Las Vegas on August 9
  • Handed out a season-high 4 assists vs. Los Angeles on September 8
  • Blocked a season-high 3 shots on 4 occasions

2019 (New York)

  • Did Not Play

2018 (New York)

  • Ranked 9th in the league in field goal percentage
  • Scored 10 or more points on 2 occasions, including a season-highs 12 points vs. Phoenix on August 19
  • Recorded 1 point-rebound double-double—10 points and a season-high 15 rebounds vs. Seattle on August 17
  • Grabbed 10 or more rebounds on 5 occasions
  • Handed out a season-high 3 assists vs. Las Vegas on August 15
  • Blocked a season-high 3 shots on 2 occasions

2017 (New York)

  • Led the Liberty in blocked shots and ranked 2nd on the team in rebounding
  • Ranked 11th in the WNBA in blocks and 17th in rebounding
  • Scored 10 or more points on 5 occasions, including a career-high 23 vs. Phoenix on June 4
  • Grabbed 10 or more rebounds on 8 occasions, including a career-high 17 vs. Atlanta on June 7
  • Recorded 4 point-rebound double-doubles
  • Handed out a season-high 4 assists vs. San Antonio on September 1
  • Blocked a season-high 3 shots on 7 occasions

2016 (New York)

  • Ranked 6th in the WNBA in blocks and 7th in rebounding
  • Scored 10 or more points on 5 occasions, including a season-high 12 points vs. Chicago on June 24
  • Grabbed 10 or more rebounds on 6 occasions, including a season-high 14 at Indiana on June 19
  • Blocked a season-high 4 shots on 2 occasions
  • Missed the final 7 games of the regular season with a hip injury

2015 (New York)

  • Named to the 2015 WNBA All-Rookie Team
  • Earned 2015 WNBA All-Defensive Second Team accolades
  • Named the WNBA Rookie of the Month for August on September 1
  • Ranked 4th in the WNBA in blocks and 11th in rebounds
  • Led all rookies in rebounding and blocked shots
  • Set franchise record with 67 blocked shots
  • Scored 10 or more points on 5 occasions
  • Grabbed 10 or more rebounds on 7 occasions
  • Recorded 3 point-rebound double-doubles
  • Blocked a career-high 8 shots vs. Connecticut on July 16
  • Picked up a career-high 4 steals vs. Atlanta on August 21

 

WNBA POSTSEASON CAREER

2022 (Las Vegas)

  • Scored a playoff season-high 9 points at Seattle on September 4
  • Grabbed 10 or more rebounds on 2 occasions, including a career playoff-high-tying 13 vs. Phoenix on August 17
  • Blocked a career playoff-high-tying 3 shots vs. Phoenix on August 17

2021 (Las Vegas)

  • Scored a playoff season-high 5 points at Phoenix on October 6
  • Grabbed a playoff season-high 5 rebounds vs. Phoenix on September 28

2017 (New York)

  • Scored 2 points and grabbed 3 rebounds in New York’s loss to Washington

2016 (New York)

  • Scored 3 points and grabbed 2 rebounds in New York’s loss to Phoenix

2015 (New York)

  • Scored 10 or more points on 1 occasion—a career playoff-high 21 vs. Indiana on September 23
  • Grabbed 10 or more rebounds on 2 occasions, including a career playoff-high 13 vs. Washington on September 22
  • Blocked a career playoff-high 3 shots vs Indiana on September 23

 

KIAH STOKES IN THE NEWS

 

 

 

 

 

 

OVERSEAS CAREER

2022-23 [Fenerbahce—Turkey (KBSL)]

2022-23 [Fenerbahce—Euroleague (EL)]

2021-22 [Fenerbahce—Turkey (KBSL)]

  • Team won KBSL Championship
  • Team finished first in the regular season
  • Team was a Turkish Cup Finalist

2021-22 [Fenerbahce—Euroleague (EL)]

  • Team advanced to the Euroleague Finals, falling to Sopron Basket

2020-21 [Fenerbahce—Turkey (KBSL)]

  • Led the team in rebounding and blocked shots
  • Team finished first in the KBSL regular season
  • Team won KBSL Championship

2020-21 [Fenerbahce—Eurloeague (EL)]

  • Led the team in rebounding and blocked shots
  • Team won Group B with a 5-1 record, but fell to UMMC in the semifinals

2019-20 [Fenerbahce—Turkey (KBSL)]

  • Led the team in rebounding and blocked shots
  • Team finished first in KBSL regular season
  • Team won the Turkish Cup

2019-20 [Fenerbahce—Eurloeague (EL)]

  • Finished 2nd on the team in rebounding and blocked shots
  • Team won Group B with an 11-3 record, but playoffs were cancelled due to COVID-19

2018-19 [Fenerbahce—Turkey (KBSL)]

  • Played in 13 of 37 games
  • Had the highest rebound average and second highest blocked shots per game average on the team
  • Team finished in second place during the regular season
  • Team won the Turkish Cup
  • Team finished as a Turkish President Cup Finalist
  • Team won KBSL Championship

2018-19 [Fenerbahce—Eurloeague (EL)]

  • Finished first on the team in rebounding and 2nd in blocked shots
  • Team finished in 3rd place in Group B, and lost to USK Praha in the quarterfinals

2017-18 [Botas—Turkey (KBSL)]

  • Finished second on the team in scoring, and 1st in rebounds and blocked shots
  • Team finished 4th in the regular season

2016-17 [Besiktas—Turkey (KBSL)]

  • Finished 4th in the team ins coring, and 1st in rebounds and blocked shots
  • Team finished 5th in the regular season
  • Team advanced to the KBSL Semifinals

2015-16 [Samsung—South Korea (WKBL)]

 

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
2015-16
Samsung
WKBL
2016-17
Besiktas
KBSL
28 1016 138 238 .580 1 1 100.0 50 65 .769 101 280 381 31 39 48 36 68 327 11.7
2017-18
Botas
KBSL
25 815 147 258 .570 1 8 .125 64 90 .711 77 253 330 25 23 58 40 60 359 14.4
2018-19 Fenerbahce KBSL 13
334
54
93
.581
0
0
—-
25
35
.714
54
100
154
13
16
14
12
26
133
10.2
2018-19 Fenerbahce EL 12
234
22
49
.449
0
0
—-
5
11
.455
20
65
85
5
5
10
14
22
49
4.1
2019-20 Fenerbahce KBSL 19
454
68
119
.571
2
6
.333
23
30
.767
59
107
166
27
23
25
17
29
161
8.5
2019-20 Fenerbahce EL 14
319
38
68
.559
1
6
.167
5
10
.500
27
62
89
14
14
15
13
29
82
5.9
2020-21
Fenerbahce KBSL 29 835 75 149 .503 5 17 .294 26 33 .788 99 189 288 41 44 38 38 55 181 6.2
2020-21
Fenerbahce EL 10 271 23 41 .561 3 6 .500 4 5 .800 26 63 89 13 7 13 12 17 53 5.3
2021-22 Fenerbahce KBSL 19 440 42 67 .612 0 0 —- 3 5 .600 41 82 123 22 19 16 18 26 85 4.5
2021-22 Fenerbahce EL
8 115 11 21 .524 0 0 —- 2 3 .667 6 23 29 6 2 5 1 6 24 3.0
2022-23
Fenerbahce
KBSL
                                         
2022-23
Fenerbahce
EL
                                         
South Korean League (WKBL)
Turkish Lg (KBSL) 133 3894 524 924 .567 9 32 .281 191 258 .740 431 1011 1442 159 164 199 161 264 1246 9.4
Euroleague (EL)
44 939 94 179 .525 4 12 .333 16 29 .552 79 213 292 38 28 43 40 74 208 4.7
Totals 177 4833 618 1103 .560 13 44 .295 207 287 .721 510 1224 1734 197 192 242 201 338 1454 8.2

 

USA BASKETBALL (thru 2022)

  • Is 10-2 in USA Basketball games played.
  • Accepted an invitation to participate in the 2017 USA Women’s National Team training camp Sept. 30-Oct. 2 in Santa Barbara, California.
  • Member of the 2016 USA Select Team that lost 88-84 in an exhibition game to the 2016 USA  Team.
  • As a member of the 2010 U.S. Youth Olympic Games Women’s Basketball Team, competed in the inaugural Youth Olympic Games, a 3×3 competition. The team dropped its semifinal contest in overtime to Australia, but rebounded to claim the bronze medal and finish with a 6-1 record in Singapore.
  • Member of the 2009 USA U16 National Team that brought home the gold medal with a perfect 5-0 record in the inaugural FIBA Americas U16 Championship in Mexico City, Mexico.

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
2009 SEL 4 0 54 7 18 .389 0 0 —- 9 16 .600 13 3 2 2 2 23 5.8
2016 U16 1 0 19 1 4 .250 0 0 —- 0 0 —- 4 0 0 0 0 2 2.0
Totals 5 0 73 8 22 .364 0 0 —- 9 16 .600 17 3 2 2 2 25 5.0

 

COLLEGE

Career (Connecticut, 2011-15)

  • Finished her career ranked 3rd in UConn history in blocked shots

Senior (Connecticut, 2014-15)

  • Won National Championship
  • Named American Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year
  • Broke the school single-season block record
  • Ranked 2nd on the team with 265 rebounds, averaging 6.8 boards, which ranked 13th in the conference
  • Named to the All-Conference Second Team
  • Pulled down a career-high tying 18 rebounds at No. 2 Notre Dame on December 6
  • Grabbed 10 or more rebounds on 9 occasions
  • Averaged a league-best 3.8 blocks per contest
  • Blocked a career-high 10 shots against East Carolina on January 28
  • Notched a pair of double-digit scoring games, including the program’s fourth-ever triple double against the Pirates on January 28 (10 points, 11 rebounds, 10 blocks).

Junior (Connecticut, 2013-14)

  • Won National Championship
  • Grabbed the 6th most rebounds in program history by a junior
  • Blocked the 3rd most shots ever by a Husky junior
  • Recorded 4 double-doubles
  • Grabbed double-digit rebounds on 8 occasions
  • Pulled down a career-high 18 rebounds vs. Temple on January 11
  • Scored a career-high 19 points vs. Saint Bonaventure on November 24

Sophomore (Connecticut, 2012-13)

  • Won National Championship
  • Recorded one point-rebound double-double—A season-high 14 points and season-best 11 boards vs. Idaho in the first round of the NCAA Tournament

Freshman (Connecticut, 2011-12)

  • Named to the Big East All-Freshman Team
  • Recorded her first career double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds against North Carolina on January 16

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
2011-12 Connecticut Big East
36 0 483 65 108 .602 0 0 —- 32 49 .653 46 117 163 17 18 50 27 46 162 4.5
2012-13 Connecticut  Big East
32 1 342 35 53 .660 0 0 —- 18 30 .600 36 77 113 21 4 39 20 23 88 2.8
2013-14 Connecticut  Am Ath
39 2 723 69 115 .600 0 0 —- 37 53 .698 90 188 278 34 13 89 36 57 175 4.5
2014-15 Connecticut  Am Ath 39 4 715 73 128 .570 1 2 .500 30 40 .750 73 192 265 33 19 147 31 59 177 4.5
Totals 146 7 2263 242 404 .599 1 2 .500 117 172 .680 245 574 819 105 54 325 114 185 602 4.1

 

PERSONAL: Named to the 2010 United State Women’s Youth Olympic Games Team.

 

HIGH SCHOOL

  • Averaged 25.0 points, 14.8 rebounds and 5.1 blocks per game in her final year at Linn-Mar High School
  • Honored as a 2011 McDonald’s, Parade Magazine, WBCA All-American
  • Named Iowa’s 2010 Gatorade State Player of the year
  • Averaged 19.9 points, 13.5 rebounds and 5.8 blocks per game as a junior en route to helping Linn-Mar High School post a 26-0 record and take home an Iowa 4A State Title
  • Shot 65 percent from the field in 2009-10
  • Named a 2010 Parade All-America Fourth Team selection
  • Selected to the Iowa Newspaper Association All-State First Team in 2009 and 2010
  • Ranked as the No. 9 overall recruit by the All-Star Girls Report and the No. 14 prospect by Blue Star

 

PERSONAL

  • Daughter of Julie Saddler and Greg Stokes
  • Father was an All-American basketball player at the University of Iowa, played for the Philadelphia 76ers and won gold with the 1983 USA Pan American Games Team
  • Psychology major

 

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