Full Name: Kelsey Christine Plum
Birth Date: August 24, 1994
Birth Place: Poway, California, USA
Education: The University of Washington
Father’s Name: Jim Plum
Mother’s Name: Katie Plum
Siblings: Two Older Sisters & a brother
Age: 28 Years Old
Height: 5 feet 8 inches
Weight: 145 lbs.
Profession: WNBA Basketball Player and a Broadcaster
Team: Las Vegas Aces
Active years: 2017-present
Position: Point Guard
Marital Status: Married
Net Worth: $1 Million
Kelsey Plum is a professional American basketball player. She plays as a point guard for the Las Vegas Aces in the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). She formerly played women’s basketball at the NCAA Division I level.
Kelsey attended the University of Washington for her undergraduate studies. She didn’t have any obstacles to pursuing a career in basketball because she was born into a family of athletes. Plum participated in the Pan American Team (2013) and the U19 Team (2015). Meanwhile, she started her professional WNBA career with the San Antonio Stars. She was the first overall pick of the Stars in the 2017 Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) Draft.
Early Basketball Years
After joining La Jolla Country Day School, Kelsey pursued basketball, where she gave a scintillating performance, averaging 19.9 points per game. Moreover, she grabbed 677 rebounds and made 381 and 370 steals and assists, respectively. Subsequently, she got selected for the 2013 WBCA High School Coaches’ All-America Team. She competed in the game, scoring 14 crucial points. Afterwards, she accepted an offer from Washington for higher studies.
USA Basketball Under 19
Kelsey got selected for the USA Basketball U-19 team in 2013 after giving stellar performances in high school. She participated in the ninth FIBA U19 World Championships in Klaipeda and Panevezys, Lithuania, under the direction of head coach Katie Meier. Although Plum averaged 5.6, her Team wreaked havoc, winning all nine championship games. She sustained an injury in December, and fortunately, after two years of rehabilitation, she returned to the court with the 2015 Pan American Team.
Kelsey enrolled in Summer School courses and met her new teammates. Her behavior and enthusiasm caught the attention of the head coach, Mike Neighbors, so he unexpectedly named her team captain for a freshman. Eventually, she got named the Pac-12 Conference’s Freshman of the Year. Moreover, she was included on the “Wade Watch” list of 25 players who might earn the player of the year award during her second year. Nonetheless, she maintained her profound commitment to the game throughout her junior and senior years.
Meanwhile, during her senior year, Kelsey surpassed all previous scorers of any gender in Pac-12 history. Plum achieved 3000 career points in January 2017, making her the 12th NCAA Division I Women’s player and the first Pac-12 player to do so.
Kelsey set a record for the NCAA Women’s Basketball Single Season by finishing her senior year with 1109 points. The San Antonio Stars chose her as the first pick in the 2017 WNBA draft shortly after her graduation. The following day, May 25, 2017, Plum made her WNBA debut against the Dallas Wings.
Kelsey finished her maiden WNBA season, averaging 8.5 points per game and eventually getting selected to the All-Rookie Team. She nevertheless ended with the league’s second-worst record. However, in the following year, the San Antoni Stars got renamed the Las Vegas Aces, and Kelsey improved significantly, averaging more points, rebounds, and assists. The Aces earned the fourth seed with a season-ending record of 21-13. Moreover, she joined Fenerbahce during the 2017-2018 offseason and assisted them in winning the Turkish Women’s Basketball League championship. Meanwhile, she missed the 2020 season after sustaining an Achilles tendon injury.
She is part of the Team and is competing against the Connecticut Sun in the WNBA Finals. They had the upper hand over the Sun after winning two games out of the five. Although they lost the third game of the best of five series, they won the first two games, and in front of the home crowd, they are looking to take a bite at the cherry. Although she had a dismal run in the first game as she scored only six points, she slammed 20 game-changing points in the second game. Meanwhile, in the third game, she scored 17 points while the Aces lost to the Sun.
Is Kelsey Plum married?
Yes, Kelsey is married to a man named Josh.
What is Kelsey Plum’s height?
Kelsey Plum is 5 feet and 8 inches tall.