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Kaila

Charles

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

Bio

  • Big Ten Freshman of the Week (1/23/17)
  • All-Big Ten Freshman Team (2017)
  • Preseason All-Big Ten Team (2017)

Frese on Charles: “Kaila is a champion in every sense of the word. As a freshman, she’s already pushing the level of everything this team does from workouts to practices and anything else. That probably shouldn’t be a surprise when her mom and sister were Olympians. I’m excited for her future.”

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 19 vs. Washington State (11/26/16)
Rebounds 10 (2X) last vs. Minnesota (2/26/17)
FGM 8 vs. Washington State (11/26/16)
FGA 17 vs. #1 Connecticut (12/29/16)
3FGM  
3FGA 1 (3X) last vs. Oregon (3/25/17)
FTM 7 vs. Minnesota (2/26/17)
FTA 8 vs. Minnesota (2/26/17)
Assists 4 (4X) last at Nebraska (1/4/17)
Blocks 3 vs. Minnesota (2/26/17)
Steals 5 vs. Michigan State (3/4/17)
Minutes

36 vs. #1 Connecticut (12/29/16)

MISCELLANEOUS STATS

  2016-17 Season Career
Double-Doubles 2 2
Double-Figure Scoring 16 16
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