Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis

Position: Guard
Height:6-0
Weight: 185 lbs.
School: Connecticut '15
Hometown: Anaheim Hills, Calif.
Twitter: @kaleena_23

USA Basketball Notes:

  • Gold Medals: 2013 World University Games, 2011 FIBA U19 World Championship, 2010 FIBA U17 World Championship, 2009 FIBA Americas U16 Championship.
  • One of six current collegiate athletes who participated in the 2013 USA National Team mini-camp Oct. 4-6 in Las Vegas.
  • Member of the 2013 USA Womenís World University Games Team that earned a 6-0 record and the gold medal in Kazan, Russia.
  • Helped the USA to a gold medal and 8-1 record in the 2011 FIBA U19 World Championship in Valdivia, Chile.
  • Member of the 2010 USA U17 World Championship Team that posted an 8-0 record in the inaugural FIBA U17 World Championship in Rodez and Toulouse, France.
  • Helped the U.S. earn a 2-1 record to capture a pre-U17 World Championship tournament title in Spain.
  • As a member of the 2009 USA U16 National Team, helped the USA capture a 5-0 record and gold medal at the 2009 FIBA Americas U16 Championship in Mexico City, Mexico.

College Notes:

  • In two years at Connecticut, has compiled a 68-9 record (.883), advanced to two NCAA Final Fours, captured the 2013 NCAA Championship and earned the 2012 Big East Tournament title.
  • As a sophomore in 2012-13, started in 38 of 39 games and led the team in scoring (17.6 ppg.) to help UConn to the NCAA Championship, was second on the team with 6.3 rpg.; sank 118 3-pointers for a single-season school record; shot a NCAA Division I best 49.2 percent from 3-point (118-240), a team-best 89.5 percent from the line and 52.8 percent from the field; scored in double figures 31 times and had three double-doubles.
  • WBCA/State Farm and USBWA All-American and Associated Press All-America second team (2013).
  • NCAA All-Final Four and NCAA All-Regional (2013).
  • All-Big East Conference first team (2013).
  • Big East Freshman of the Year, Sixth Man of the Year and the second Husky freshman honored as the Big East Tournament Most Outstanding Player (2012).
  • Reached 1,000 points in fewer games than any Husky except Maya Moore.
  • Will enter 2013-14 with the fifth-highest scoring average in school history (16.3 ppg.) and is third on the all-time 3-point percentage list at 43.8 percent.
  • As a freshman in 2011-12, started in one of 38 games and averaged 15 ppg. and 5.4 rpg. to help UConn to the Final Four; notched 32 double-digit performances and registered 14 consecutive double-digit games to end the season.

Personal Notes:

  • Born Kaleena Jordan Lewis on Nov. 3, 1993, in Pomona, Calif.
  • Daughter of Sundy and Khairi Ali; has a sister, Taylor, and two brothers, Jaden and Xander.
  • Mother played college softball.
  • As a senior in 2010-11, led Mater Dei High School (Calif.) to a third-straight CIF-SS Division 1AA title and a second-straight state title.
  • As a junior in 2009-10, helped her team to a 32-1 record and a 2A Southern Section and state championship.
  • As a sophomore in 2008-09, Mater Dei finished with a 32-1 record and the Nor Cal Divison II state semifinals.
  • Unanimous National Player of the Year: Naismith, WBCA, Gatorade, Parade Magazine and USA Today (2011).
  • McDonaldís All-American and Gatorade California Player of the Year (2009, 2010, 2011).
  • Favorite food: Pizza.
  • Favorite class: English.
  • Favorite item of clothing: Shoes.
  • Most played song or artist: Ne-yo.
  • Canít live without: my iPod.
  • This Right hander wears No. 23 because: someone had 32 when I was younger, so I flipped the numbers.
  • Best player you have faced: I donít know, there have been a lot.
  • Away from the court you enjoy: Going to the movies and reading books.
  • Most people donít know: I love to listen to 90ís R&B.
USA Basketball Statistics
TEAM
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2013 WUG
6/ 6
31- 61
.508
9- 26
.346
7- 8
.875
41/ 6.8
78/ 13.0
10
1
8
2011 U19
9/ 2
27- 69
.391
15- 42
.357
2- 2
1.000
44/ 4.9
71/ 7.9
20
0
11
2010 U17
8/ 8
34- 67
.507
19- 39
.487
6- 6
1.000
32/ 4.0
93/ 11.6
11
4
11
2009 U16
5/ 4
26- 60
.433
10- 24
.417
8- 8
1.000
23/ 4.6
70/ 14.0
16
2
6
Totals
28/20
118- 257
.459
53- 131
.402
23- 24
.958
140/ 5.0
312/ 11.1
57
7
36
College Statistics
YEAR
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2012-13
38/38
242- 458
.528
118- 240
.492
68- 76
.895
240/ 6.3
670/ 17.6
89
12
57
2011-12
38/ 1
203- 470
.432
93- 242
.384
70- 84
.833
206/ 5.4
569/ 15.0
64
20
47
Totals
76/39
445- 928
.480
211- 482
.438
138- 160
.863
446/ 5.9
1239/ 16.3
153
32
104