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Kaila

Charles

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#5

Guard
Height: 6'1"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Glenn Dale, Md.
High School: Riverdale Baptist
Experience: 1 Letter

Bio

• WBCA All-Region (2018)
• All-Big Ten First Team (2018)
• All-Big Ten Freshman Team (2017)
• All-Big Ten Tournament Team (2018)• All-Big Ten Academic (2018)
• Big Ten Player of the Week (1/29/18)
• Big Ten POTW Honor Roll (12/4/17; 2/5/18; 2/26/18)
• Big Ten Freshman of the Week (1/23/17)
• USBWA National Player of the Week (1/30/18)
• All-Big Ten Preseason Team (2017)
• Citizen Naismith Late Season List (2018)
• Ann Meyers Drysdale Watch List (2017)
• Cheryl Miller Award Final 10 (1/31/18)
• Miami Thanksgiving All-Tournament Team (2017)

As a Sophomore (2017-18): Charles' 17.9 points per game are the most-ever for a Maryland sophomore...just the third Maryland sofphomore to score 600 points in a season, behind Crystal Langhorne and Alyssa Thomas...led top 15 team in scoring in 19 games as an underclassman...scored in double figures in 30 of 34 games...led team in scoring, rebounding, blocks and was third in steals...named WBCA All-Region honoree and to the All-Big Ten First Team by the league's head coaches and media...named to the Preseason All-Big Ten Team and the Ann Meyers Drysdale Award Watch List at the start of the season...added 13 points with 8 boards and 2 blocks vs. Albany in opener (Nov. 10)...went 14-15 from the line for career-high 31 points, including 27 in the second half and 19 in a fourth quarter run, with 10 boards (Nov. 13)...went 7-12 from the field for 17 points with 3 boards, 3 blocks and 2 steals vs. Niagara (Nov. 16)...went 13-22 from the field for 29 points wit 12 boards, 5 steals, 2 blocks and 2 assists at #1 UConn (Nov. 19)...added 12 points with 6 boards, 2 assists and 3 steals vs. Howard (Nov. 21)...added 16 points with 8 boards, 3 assists, 2 steals and a block vs. Kennesaw State (Nov. 24)...went 9-13 from the field for 18 points with 12 boards, 3 steals at Miami...named to Miami Thanksgivng All-Tournament Team (Nov. 26)...scored 13 points, including go-ahead bucket with 40 seconds left, with 6 boards, 3 steals and a block in win at Virginia (Nov. 29)...scored 23 points with career-high 14 rebounds, 3 assists and a steal at Akron...also hit 500 points in her 44th career game (Dec. 2)...named to Big Ten Player of the Week Honor Roll after averaging 18.0 points and 10.0 boards in 2 games (Dec. 4)...scored 16 points with 8 rebounds, 2 steals and a block vs. The Mount (Dec. 6)...added 14 points with 9 boards, 3 steals and a block vs. George Washington (Dec. 8)...scored 18 points with 4 boards, 4 assists and 4 steals vs. Loyola (Dec. 12)...went 8-9 from the field for 19 points with 3 boards, 2 assists, a block and a steal at Coppin State (Dec. 20)...led the way with 24 points, 10 boards, 6 assists, 2 blocks vs. Illinois (Dec. 28)...added 11 rebounds, 4 assists, a block and a steal at Penn State (Dec. 31)...led the way with 24 points, 11 rebounds, 4 steals and 2 assists in win over #18 Iowa (Jan. 4)...added 10 points with 6 boards, 2 steals, a block and an assist at Wisconsin (Jan. 7)...grabbed 11 boards vs. Michigan State (Jan. 11)...scored 16 points, 14 in the second half, with 6 boards, 3 assists in win over Indiana (Jan. 16)...went 12-16 from the floor and 7-8 from the line for career-high 32 points with 7 boards, 3 blocks in rout of #12 Ohio State (Jan. 22)...fought through foul trouble to lead team with 17 points off 7-9 shooting from the field, with 2 steals, 2 assists and a block at Northwestern (Jan. 25)...earned first career Big Ten Player of the Week honor (Jan. 29)...named USBWA National Player of the Week (Jan. 30)...went 9-13 from the field for 22 points with 6 boards, 5 assists and a block vs. Rutgers (Feb. 1)...went 11-16 from the field for 25 points with career-high 16 boards, 3 blocks, 2 assists in 40 minutes at Nebraska (Feb. 4)...named to the Big Ten Player of the Week Honor Roll (Feb. 5)...went 8-16 from the field for 19 points, 11 boards, 3 assists, 2 blocks and a steal at Michigan State (Feb. 8)...chipped in 10 points, 5 boards, 3 steals, 2 blocks and an assist at Rutgers (Feb. 11)...added 14 points, 8 boards and an assist vs. Purdue (Feb. 15)...added 16 points, including 13 in the second half, with 14 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 steals and a block at Minnesota (Feb. 18)...went 12-20 from the floor for 27 points, with 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocks and a steal in 40 minutes at Michigan (Feb. 22)...led the Terps with 19 points, 11 boards, including 4 free throws down the stretch and a key block, plus 2 assists in win over Nebraska (Feb. 25)...earned third Big Ten Player of the Week Honor Roll honor (Feb. 26)...led team with 24 points, 7 boards, 5 assists, 2 steals and a block vs. Indiana in Big Ten Quarterfinals (March 2)...scored 14 points with 7 boards, 2 steals, a block and an assist vs. Nebraska in Big Ten Semifinals (March 3)...scored 22 points with 11 rebounds, 4 assists and a block vs. #13 Ohio State in Big Ten title game (March 4)...averaged 20.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists in Terps' three-game Big Ten Tournament run...scored team-high 20 points, 14 in the second half, with 5 boards in NCAA First Round vs. Princeton (March 16)...earned All-Big Ten Academic honors.

As a Freshman (2016-17): Named to the All-Big Ten Freshman Team ...picked up first career double-double in first game at Maryland with 11 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists and 2 steals (Nov. 13)...added 14 points, 4 boards, 2 steals and an assists vs. MDES (Nov. 16)...went 5-7 from the field for 10 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists vs. Mount St. Mary's (Nov. 18)...went 4-5 from the field for 9 points with 3 boards and a block at Niagara (Nov. 20)...added 10 points, 7 boards and a block in win over #21 Arizona State (Nov. 25)...scored 19 points, 15 in the second half, with 5 boards, 4 steals in win over Washington State (Nov. 26)...scored 8 points, all in the second half and including the go-ahead bucket with 2:20 to play at #7 Louisville (Dec. 1)...added 5 boards and 2 assists vs. UMBC (Dec. 4)...went 4-5 from the line for 8 points with 5 boards, 2 steals and a block vs. Towson (Dec. 6)...grabbed 7 rebounds with 3 steals, 2 assists and 3 points vs. Saint Peter's (Dec. 8)...added 5 points with 5 boards, 4 assists and 2 steals at Loyola (Dec. 12)...scored 18 points, including an 8-0 run herself in the first half, with 6 boards, 4 steals, an assist and a block vs. #1 Connecticut (Dec. 29)...added 12 points, 4 boards, 4 assists, 2 blocks and 2 steals at Minnesota (Jan. 1)...went 4-4 at the line for 8 points with 6 boards, 4 assists at Nebraska (Jan. 4)...added 8 points with 7 boards and an assist vs. Northwestern (Jan. 7)...addd 5 points, 3 boards, 3 assists vs. Penn State (Jan. 11)...added 8 points with 9 boards, 2 assists and a block at Iowa (Jan. 14)...went 6-9 from the field for 16 points with 6 boards, a block and a steal in win vs. Michigan (Jan. 19)...led team with 18 points, 7 boards, an assist, a block and a steal vs. Rutgers (Jan. 22)...named Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Jan. 23)...scored 8 points with 5 rebounds, 2 steals and a steal at Illinois (Jan. 26)...went 5-7 from the field for 10 points with 8 boards and an assist vs. Iowa (Jan. 29)...added 9 points, including a 6-0 third quarter run hersef, with 6 boards at Purdue (Feb. 2)...added 11 points, 7 in the second half, with 4 boards, 3 assists, a block and a steal at Indiana (Feb. 5)...went 6-10 from the field for 16 points with 8 boards, 2 steals, a block and an assist vs. Illinois (Feb. 9)...scored 15 points with 6 boards, 3 steals and an assist vs. Wisconsin (Feb. 15)...added 7 points and 4 rebounds at #12 Ohio State (Feb. 20)...picked up second career double-double with 11 points, 10 boards, 3 blocks and a steal vs. Minnesota (Feb. 26)...scored 15 points with 6 boards, 2 steals and an assist vs. Minnesota in Big Ten Quarterfinals (March 3)...scored 18 points, 8 in the fourth quarter, with career-high 5 steals, 6 boards in win over Michigan State in Big Ten Semifinals (March 4)...added 2 buckets with 5 boards, 2 steals vs. Purdue in Big Ten championship game (March 5)...added 5 points with 6 boards, a block and a steal vs. Bucknell in the NCAA First Round (March 17)...went 3-5 from the field for 6 points with 7 boards and a steal in 23 minutes vs. #22 WVU in NCAA Second Round (March 19)...added 2 buckets with 4 boards, a block, a steal and an assist vs. Oregon in Sweet Sixteen (March 25).

Before Maryland: 2016 McDonald’s and WBCA All-American…named to the Jordan Brand Classic USA Today All-America Second Team…named Washington Post All-Met Player of the Year as a senior…scored 2,000 points in her career...averaged over 22.0 points and 9.0 rebounds with 13 double-doubles her senior year…the No. 25 overall player by both ESPN and the Collegiate Girls Report and No. 21 by the All Star Girls Report...helped lead Riverdale squad to Dicks High School Nationals championship game at Madison Square Garden her senior year…played first three years at Eleanor Roosevelt High School...averaged 22 points and 10 rebounds as a junior...helped lead Roosevelt team to 72-5 record in three years...named team MVP in all three years at Roosevelt...earned First Team All-Met honors by The Washington Post as a sophomore and junior...led team to 2014 and 2015 Class AAAA State Championships...named The Gazette Player of the Year...reached 1,000 career points as a junior…named Next Sports Phenom Player of the Month in February 2015.

Personal: Parents are Walter and Ruperta Charles…mother ran track at Howard from 1980-84 and was inducted into Howard’s Hall of Fame in 2014…mother also competed in the 1984 Olympic Games…has three older siblings – Darron, Afia and Akil…sister, Afia, ran track at UCF…brother, Akil, plays basketball at St. Francis in Nova Scotia…came to Maryland for the great atmosphere and the people…”The coaches and players are genuine and caring and they work hard”…wants to play professionally and then become a college coach…letters & sciences major.

CHARLES' CAREER HIGHS

  Career
Points 32 vs. #12 Ohio State (1/22/18)
Rebounds 16 at Nebraska (2/4/18)
FGM 13 at #1 UConn (11/19/17)
FGA 24 vs. #13 Ohio State (3/4/18)
3FGM 2 at #1 UConn (11/19/17)
3FGA 3 at #1 UConn (11/19/17)
FTM 14 vs. #4 South Carolina (11/13/17)
FTA 15 vs. #4 South Carolina (11/13/17)
Assists 6 (2X) last at Minnesota (2/18/18)
Blocks 3 (4X) last at Nebraska (2/4/18)
Steals 5 (2X) last at #1 UConn (11/19/17)
Minutes

40 (3X) last at Michigan (2/22/18)

MISCELLANEOUS STATS

  2017-18 Season Career
Double-Doubles 11 13
Double-Figure Scoring 30 48
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2017/18 Under the Shell - Episode #8
2017/18 Under the Shell - Episode #8
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