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Kalani Brown

As of Aug. 22, 2017

USA Basketball

  • Named to the 2017 USA Women’s U23 National Team on Aug. 4, 2017; averaged 9.7 ppg. and 5.0 rpg. to help the USA claim the inaugural U24 Four Nations Tournament Title with wins over Australia, Canada and Japan Aug. 12-15 in Tokyo.
  • Participated in the 2015 USA U19 World Championship Team Trials.
  • Took part in the 2014 USA U17 World Championship Team Trials.
  • Named to the 2013 USA U16 National Team on May 27, 2013; in the 2014 FIBA Americas U16 Championship from June 19-23 in Cancun, Mexico, averaged 7.6 ppg. and 6.2 rpg. to help the USA to a 5-0 record, a gold medal and a berth into the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship.

College

  • Has played two varsity seasons at Baylor.
  • As a sophomore in 2016-17, started in 26 of 37 games and averaged team-highs of 15.4 ppg., 8.2 rpg. and 2.0 bpg. to help her team to a 33-4 record and the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight.
  • As a freshman in 2015-16, started in one of 38 games and averaged 9.3 ppg., 4.3 rpg. 1.3 bpg. to help her team to a 36-2 record and the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight; scored in double-figures 19 times; twice earned Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors.



High School

  • Graduated from Salmen High School in Slidell, Louisiana, where she amassed career totals of 2,392 points, 1,471 rebounds and 605 blocked shots to become Salmen’s all-time leader in all three categories and led her team to four-straight 4A state championship games and state titles in 2013 and 2014.
  • 2015 McDonald’s and Naismith All-American.
  • As a senior in 2014-15, averaged 23.0 ppg., 11.8 rpg. and 3.4 bpg.
  • As a sophomore in 2012-13, averaged team-highs of 19.0 ppg. and 12.0 rpg. to go with 1.9 apg., 1.5 spg. and 4.0 bpg. to help her team to a 30-3 record and a 4A state title.
  • As a freshman in 2011-12, averaged team-highs of 16.0 ppg. and 10.0 rpg. to go with 1.4 apg., 1.0 spg. and 3.2 bpg. to help her team to a 28-2 record and a state runner-up finish.
  • Played in the summers for the Lady Pumas.
  • Also played volleyball; all-district and all-metro honoree.

Personal

  • Daughter of DeJuna (Dee) and P.J. Brown; has one brother, Javani, and two sisters, Briana and Whitney.
  • Mother, Dee, played basketball at Louisiana Tech from 1990-93 and was an assistant coach at Salman H.S.; father, P.J., also played basketball at Louisiana Tech and went on to play in the NBA for 15 seasons (1993-2008).
  • Enjoys reading, writing and watching Netflix in her spare time.

Highlights

  • Gold Medal: 2013 FIBA Americas U16 Championship. 
  • International Tournament Titles: 2017 U24 Four Nations Tournament.
  • Associated Press: 2017 All-America honorable mention.
  • WBCA: 2017 All-American.
  • NCAA Tournament: 2017 Oklahoma City Region All-Tournament Team.
  • Big 12 Conference: 2016 All-Freshman Team; 2017 Defensive Team and All-Conference first team.

USA Basketball Statistics

TEAM G/S FGM-FGA PCT 3PM-3PA PCT FTM-FTA PCT REB/AVG PTS/AVG AST BLK STL
2014 U23 3/0 9-12 .750 0-0 .--- 11-17 .640 15/ 5.0 29/ 9.7 1 3 2
2013 U16 5/0 16-33 .485 0-0 .--- 6-12 .500 31/ 6.2 38/ 7.6 1 6 3

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