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Kiah Gillespie
Player Profile:
Kiah Gillespie 2266376
Position: Forward
Height: 6'2"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Meriden, Conn.
High School: Capital Prep Magnet
Experience: 1 Letter

Frese on Gillespie: “Kiah has a nose for scoring the ball, which anyone can tell you, I like as a coach. She can shoot it and attack from the perimeter or high post. She’ll help us spread the defense out. She is a very talented and confident player who can really help us.”

As a Sophomore (2016-17): Added 7 points with 7 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals and a block in season opener (Nov. 13)...added 12 points, 8 boards vs. MDES (Nov. 16)...went 4-4 at the line for 8 points, 5 rebounds, an assist and a block vs. Mount St. Mary's (Nov. 18)...grabbed 7 boards with 2 buckets, 3 steals and a block at Niagara (Nov. 20)...hit a pair of FTs and grabbed a steal in second quarter run in win at #7 Louisville (Dec. 1)...grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds with 3 assists and a steal vs. UMBC (Dec. 4)...added 2 buckets with 5 boards, 3 assists vs. Towson (Dec. 6)...added 10 points with 3 boards, 3 assists and a steal vs. Saint Peter's (Dec. 8)...added 2 buckets with a steal and a board at Loyola (Dec. 12)...went 4-6 from the field for 8 points with 9 boards, an assist and a steal in 15 minutes at Nebraska (Jan. 4)...added 4 points, 6 boards, 2 assists and a block vs. Northwestern (Jan. 7)...scored 9 points, all in the second half, with 6 boards, 3 assists, 2 blocks and 2 steals vs. Michigan (Jan. 19)...added 7 points with 2 boards off the bench vs. Rutgers (Jan. 22)...went 4-6 from the field for 9 points, 5 boards, 2 assists and a steal at Illinois (Jan. 26)...added 2 buckets with 3 boards at Indiana (Feb. 5)...added 5 points with 2 boards and 2 assists in 8 minutes vs. Illinois (Feb. 9)...went 3-5 from the field for 6 points in 8 minutes vs. Wisconsin (Feb. 15)...went 5-6 from the field for 10 points with an assist, a block and a steal in 7 minutes vs. Minnesota (Feb. 26)...added 8 points and went 4-4 from the line with 2 boards vs. Bucknell in NCAA First Round (March 17)...sunk 2 free throws with 4 boards in 8 minutes vs. #22 West Virginia in NCAA Second Round (March 19).

As a Freshman (2015-16): Made first career start in season opener and went 7-12 from the field for 15 points, 8 rebounds, 2 steals, a block and an assists (Nov. 14)...went 8-11 from the field with two threes for 19 points with 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals vs. High Point (Nov. 18)...hit 3 three-pointers and scored a team-high 18 points with  a rebound, a block and a steal vs. Detroit (Nov. 20)...added 8 points with 4 boards and a steal vs. Old Dominion (Nov. 26)...scored 10 points off 2 threes with 3 boards and 5 assists vs. Pittsburgh (Nov. 28)...grabbed 9 boards in win over #20 Syracuse (Dec. 2)...added 9 points and 7 boards off the bench vs. CCSU (Dec. 5)...added 8 points, 4 rebounds, an assist, a block and a steal in win over Loyola (Dec. 8)...went 3-6 from the field and 4-6 from the line for 10 points with 5 boards, 3 assists vs. Southern (Dec. 11)...went 4-6 from the field for 9 points with 6 rebounds, an assist and a block at UMES (Dec. 20)...scored a bucket with 2 boards, an assist and a block in win at Illinois (Dec. 31)...pulled down 4 rebounds with an assist and a block vs. Nebraska (Jan. 7)...grabbed 2 rebounds with a block at #23 Iowa (Jan. 10)...hit a key jumper and grabbed a rebound in win at Michigan (Jan. 14)...had a bucket with a rebound vs. #24 Northwestern (Jan. 17)...added 2 buckets, 3 steals, a rebound and an assist in win at Wisconsin (Jan. 20)...added 9 points with 5 boards, an assist and a steal in win at Penn State (Jan. 27)...added a three pointer with 9 points, 4 rebounds and 2 steals vs. Indiana (Jan. 30)...grabbed a steal in win at Purdue (Feb. 2)...hit a key three and scored 5 points with 2 rebounds off the bench in win over #17 Michigan State (Feb. 5)...had a key and-1, 3 boards and a block at #7 Ohio State (Feb. 8)...added 4 points with 5 rebounds and a block in win over Purdue (Feb. 11)...came in off the bench and gave the Terps big minutes with 9 points, 4 rebounds, an assist and a steal in win at Rutgers (Feb. 21)...sunk 2 free throws with an assist and a steal vs. Wisconsin (Feb. 25)...added 2 buckets, 2 rebounds and an assist in win over Minnesota that clinched Big Ten title (Feb. 28)...went 2-2 from the field with a rebound and a steal in 5 minutes vs. Iowa in Big Ten Quarterfinals (March 4).

Before Maryland: Named a McDonald's and Parade All-American...rated the No. 14 overall player by Prospect Nation, No. 24 by the All Star Girls Report and Collegiate Girls Basketball Report and No. 27 by ESPN’s Hoop Gurlz…the No. 2 player at her position by Prospect Nation... averaged 22.4 points, 10.3 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 2.1 steals and two blocks per game as a junior in 2014 and reached 1,000 points in three years…Gatorade State Player of the Year twice...and voted the No. 1 player in the state by GameTime CT… named the New Haven Register Player of the Year as a senior...New Haven Register All-State selection, CHSCA All-State, All-Constitution State Conference and team’s co-MVP… led the Trailblazers to back-to-back state championships in sophomore and junior season…team went 27-0 in her junior year...named Student-Athlete of the Year as a junior and Team MVP in her first three years of high school…Capital Prep was voted the No. 1 team in Connecticut in the final Gametime CT Top 10 poll… named MVP of Rose Classic League in New York City in 2014…with her AAU team, named to the All-Tournament Team for Adidas Nationals, ATL Summer Slam, Boo Williams, Battle in the Boro, Run of the Roses and Gym Ratz tournaments.

Personal: Kiah Gillespie...parents are Levy and Martina Gillespie...has two siblings, Levy and Syre...came to Maryland because it is a great school and the family atmosphere...psychology major...wants to become a college coach. 

GILLESPIE'S CAREER HIGHS

  Career
Points 19 vs. High Point (11/18/15)
Rebounds 13 vs. UMBC (12/4/16)
FGM 8 vs. High Point (11/18/15)
FGA 15 vs. Loyola (12/8/15)
3FGM 3 vs. Detroit (11/20/15)
3FGA 7 vs. Detroit (11/20/15)
FTM 4 (5X) last vs. Bucknell (3/17/17)
FTA 6 (2X) last vs. Saint Peter's (12/8/16)
Assists 5 (2X) last vs. UMass-Lowell (11/13/16)
Blocks 2 vs. Michigan (1/19/17)
Steals 3 (3X) last at Niagara (11/20/16)
Minutes 27 vs. Pitt (11/28/15)
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