Kelsey Plum

Position: Guard
Height: 5-9
Weight: 145 lbs
School: La Jolla Country Day ‘13
Hometown: Poway, Calif.

USA Basketball Notes

  • Gold Medal: 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship.
  • Member of the 2013 USA Basketball U19 World Championship Team that posted a perfect 9-0 record and captured the gold medal at the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship in Lithuania.
  • Aided the USA U19 squad to a 3-0 exhibition record against U19 teams from Australia, Canada and Spain in the Canary Islands.
  • Participated in the 2012 USA U18 National Team trials.

College Notes

  • Signed a National Letter of Intent to attend and play for the University of Washington in the fall.

High School Honors

  • USA Today All-USA second team (2013).
  • Nike/WBCA High School All-American (2013), scored 14 points to go with two assists in the Nike/WBCA All-American Game.
  • McDonald’s High School All-American (2013), posted seven points, two rebounds, one assist, one blocked shot and two steals in the McDonald’s High School All-American Game.
  • Cal-Hi Sports’ California Ms. Basketball (2013).
  • California Interscholasitc Federation (CIF) San Diego Section Player of the Year (2011, 2012, 2013).
  • MaxPreps All-California first team and All-Division IV first team (2013).
  • Maxpreps.com All-America second team (2012)
  • All-state first team, all divisions (2012).
  • All-California Interscholasitc Federation (CIF) first team (2011, 2012, 2013).
  • CIF Division IV Player of the Year, and Coastal League MVP (2012).
  • All-Coastal League first team (2011, 2012, 2013).
  • All-Coastal League second team (2010).

High School Notes

  • Attended La Jolla Country Day School (Calif.), where in four years she helped the Torreys capture the 2012 CIF Division IV state championship, earn four straight CIF San Diego Section Division IV titles and compile a four-year record of 103-22.
  • In her four-year prep career, amassed 2,215 points, 683 rebounds, 382 assists and 370 steals.
  • Averaged 27.1 ppg., 8.5 rpg., 3.7 spg. and 3.3 apg. as a senior in 2012-13 as the Torreys posted an 18-12 record.
  • Helped lead La Jolla to the 2012 CIV Division IV state title, averaged 22.5 ppg., 5.0 rpg., 4.5 apg. and 3.7 spg. in 30 games as La Jolla finished with a 32-1 record and ranked No. 7 in the nation in the final USA Today Super 25 poll.
  • In the state championship game against Richmond Salesian, hit five 3-pointers and scored 32 points. Her five 3-point field goals made tied a Division IV state title game record also held by former La Jolla player and eight-time USA Basketball team member Candice Wiggins.
  • As a sophomore in 2010-11, played and started in 22 contests and averaged 19.6 ppg., 7.2 rpg., 4.8 apg. and 3.2 spg., recorded one quadrouple-double as La Jolla went 27-5.
  • Played in 29 games and had two starts as a freshman in 2009-10, averaging 10.2 ppg., 6 rpg., 1.1 apg. and 2.6 spg. for the 26-4 Torreys.

Personal Notes

  • Born on Aug. 24, 1994 in Poway, Calif.
  • Daughter of Katie and Jim Plum; has one brother, Daniel (16), and two sisters, Kaitlyn (22) and Lauren (20).
  • Also played volleyball and was a member of La Jolla’s 2009 Division IV state championship team.
  • An uncle, Warren Garnier, is a U.S. Navy Seal.
  • Her father played football and baseball at San Diego State, and her mother played volleyball at UC-Davis. Her sister Kaitlyn also plays volleyball at UC-Davis, and her sister Lauren plays volleyball at Oregon.

The Inside Scoop

  • This left-hander wears number 10 because it was the only one left.
  • Favorite sport other than basketball: volleyball.
  • Favorite food: Mexican.
  • Favorite subject: English.
  • Favorite basketball player: Diana Taurasi.
  • Favorite team: Oklahoma City Thunder.
  • Piece of clothing you can’t live without: sweatshirt.
  • Best player ever faced: Kaelena Mosqueda-Lewis.
  • Compares her game to: Maggie Lucas.
  • Most impressive person ever met: Deron Williams, because he is down to earth and humble.
  • Away from the court enjoys: Spending time with friends and family.
  • Most people don’t know: she can make her dog sing.
  • Superstitions: has to wear a braid when she plays, always eats a banana before she plays.
USA Basketball Statistics:
TEAM
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2013 U19
8/0
17- 39
.436
6- 21
.286
5- 6
.833
14/ 1.8
45/ 5.6
14
0
8
2013 U19X
3/0
5- 15
.333
0- 7
.000
0- 0
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5/ 1.7
10/ 3.3
2
0
1
Totals
11/0
22- 54
.407
6- 28
.214
5- 6
.833
19/ 1.7
55/ 5.0
16
0
9