Kristi Kingma WNBA Draft Profile

Kristi Kingma WNBA Draft Profile

Kristi Kingma, Senior, Shooting Guard, Washington

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Overview:

It took Kristi Kingma a little while to find her shot, but she has turned into one of the best shooters in the nation. As a freshman she found her way into a starting role at Washington, but shot just 26.7 percent from beyond the arc. Despite average shooting, the 5-10 shooting guard still ranked third on the team, averaging 8.2 points per game. Even when her shot was not falling, Kingma still found a way to score and that is a skill that eventually turned her into one of the most dynamic scorers in the country.

Kingma shot a little better during her sophomore campaign and boosted her scoring average to 9.1, but it was as an upperclassman when it all came together. During the 2010-2011 campaign, Kingma’s shot was falling and she could still attack the basket and score around the rim. After shooting around 30 percent from long range during her first two seasons at UW, Kingma connected on an amazing 40.9 percent of her attempts from beyond the arc during her junior campaign.

Final Projection:

The scoring, and especially the shooting, is what sticks out, but Kingma has also developed into a pretty solid all-around player. During her junior season she averaged 4.9 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 2.2 steals on top of her team high 15.6 points per contest. She will need to prove to the WNBA that she can continue her stellar outside shooting, but if she can Kingma can be a fine scorer at the next level.