Kayla Thornton

Name: Kayla Thornton (euro-bio)
Position: Forward/Power Forward
Height: 185cm / 6’1”
DOB: Oct.20, 1992
Nationality: USA
Hometown: El Paso, TX
Club: Dallas Wings
College: UTEP

Scouting: Great rebounder, can defend 1-4 positions. .Very good 3 pt shooter. The most competitive player in league play.  Plays with an extremely high intense motor. Very difficult to match-up against; too athletic for post to defend, too strong for guards to handle. 

2020-22 Season:  Dallas Wings (WNBA)

Career: El Paso, TX (Irvin HS)
2010-2011: The University of Texas at El Paso (NCAA, starting five): 30 games: 7.0ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.1spg, FGP: 42.8%, 3PT: 14.3%, FT: 67.8%
2011-2012: The University of Texas at El Paso (NCAA, starting five): 32 games: 9.8ppg, 7.3rpg, 1.1spg, FGP: 48.0%, 3PT: 38.1%, FT: 73.0%
2012-2013: The University of Texas at El Paso (NCAA, starting five): 32 games: 15.3ppg, 8.7rpg, 1.2apg, 1.9spg, FGP: 41.0%, 3PT: 28.5%, FT: 70.5%
2013-2014: The University of Texas at El Paso (NCAA, starting five): 34 games: 19.5ppg, 10.1rpg, 2.0apg, 2.6spg, 1.0bpg, FGP: 4304.8%, 3PT: 2773.1%
2014: Washington Mystics (WNBA), only pre-season, then joined Montaneras de Morovis (Puerto Rico-BSNF)
2014-2015: Maccabi Ramat Hen (Israel-D1, starting five): 26 games: 18.7ppg, 10.3rpg, 3.2apg, 1.9spg, FGP: 53.0%, 3PT: 26.2%, FT: 73.1%
2015: Washington Mystics (WNBA): 10 games: 2.2ppg, 2.1rpg, released in July
2015: Montaneras de Morovis (Puerto Rico-BSNF)
2015-2016: Maccabi Ramat Hen (Israel-D1), then moved back to Maccabi Ramat Hen (Israel-D1, starting five): 29 games: 16.7ppg, 7.9rpg, 2.1apg, 1.9spg, FGP: 46.2%, 3PT: 27.3%, FT: 83.3%
2016: Cangrejeras de Santurce (Puerto Rico-BSNF, starting five): 25 games: Score-1(23.3ppg), Reb-2(12.4rpg), 3.1apg, Blocks-5(1.1bpg), FGP: 52.5%, 3PT: 34.1%, FT: 79.3%
2016-2017: KEB Hanabank Bucheon (South Korea-WKBL, starting five): 35 games: Score-5(14.9ppg), Reb-5(8.2rpg), 1.1apg, Steals-4(1.6spg), FGP: 47.1%, 3PT: 33.7%, FT: 78.8%
2017: Dallas Wings (WNBA): 35 games: 6.6ppg, 3.2rpg, FGP: 47.9%, 3PT: 27.4%, FT: 80.0%
2017-2018: Shinhan Bank S-Birds Anshan (Korea-WKBL)
2018: Dallas Wings (WNBA, starting five): 35 games: 9.2ppg, 4.0rpg, 1.8apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 54.0%, 3PT: 35.0%, FT: 86.0%
2018-2019: KB Stars Seoul (Korea-WKBL)
2019: Dallas Wings (WNBA): 26 games: 10.6ppg, 5.4rpg, 1.8apg, FGP: 38.8%, 3PT: 27.2%, FT-3(93.1%)
2019-2020: KB Stars Seoul (South Korea-WKBL)
2020: Dallas Wings (WNBA): 22 games: 7.3ppg, 5.1rpg, FGP: 53.7%, 3PT: 34.7%, FT: 87.5%
2020-2021: Al Ahly Cairo (Egypt-Superleague, starting five)
2021: Dallas Wings (WNBA), Al Ahly (Egypt)

Awards/Achievements: All-C-USA 2nd Team -12, 13
C-USA All-Tournament Team -12, 14
C-USA Regular Season Champion -12
C-USA Tournament Winner -12
C-USA Tournament Semifinals -13, 14
C-USA All-Defensive Team -13, 14
All-C-USA 1st Team -14
NIT Finalist -14
Latinbasket.com All-Puerto Rican BSNF Forward of the Year -14, 16
Latinbasket.com All-Puerto Rican BSNF Import Player of the Year -14, 16
Latinbasket.com All-Puerto Rican BSNF 1st Team -14, 16
Latinbasket.com Puerto Rican BSNF All-Defensive Team -14
Latinbasket.com Puerto Rican BSNF All-Imports Team -14
Israeli Cup Semifinals -15
Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League 1st Team -15
Eurobasket.com Israeli League All-Imports Team -15
Israeli League Semifinals -15
Israeli Cup Finalist -16
Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Honorable Mention -16
Israeli League Regular Season Champion -16
Israeli League Finalist -16
Latinbasket.com All-Puerto Rican BSNF Player of the Year -16
Puerto Rican BSNF -16 (Player of the Week: 6 times)
South Korean WKBL -17 (Player of the Week Rd.13)
Korean WKBL All-Star Game -17, 20 (MVP)
Asia-Basket.com All-Korean WKBL Honorable Mention -17
Asia-Basket.com Korean WKBL All-Imports Team -17
Korean WKBL Semifinals -18
Asia-Basket.com All-Korean WKBL 1st Team -18, 19, 20
Asia-Basket.com All-Korean WKBL Player of the Year -19
Asia-Basket.com All-Korean WKBL Import Player of the Year -19
Korean WKBL Regular Season Champion -19
Korean WKBL Champion -19
Egyptian Supercup Winner -20


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