Kia Vaughn #00

First Name: Kia
Last Name: Vaughn
Height: 4'0"
Weight: 0
Position: Guard
Team: Exodus Basketball
Class Of: 2005
School: St. Michael Academy
College: Rutgers University
Years With Exodus Basketball: 0


Appeared in 34 games with one start ... Posted in double figures four times and collected five or more rebounds five times ... Led the team in rebounds three times ... SEASON HIGHS: PTS – 15 (@ DET, 9/10); REB – 9 (@ CHI, 8/28); AST – 1 (8X, @ DET, 9/10); STL – 1 (6X, @ DET, 9/10); BS – 1 (3X, SEA, 9/01); FGM – 6 (@ DET, 9/10); FGA – 10 (PHX, 7/26); FTM – 3 (4X, WAS, 9/13); FTA – 5 (PHX, 7/26); MIN – 33 (@ DET, 9/10).
Prior to the 2010 WNBA season, competed in Israel for Ramat Hasharon while averaging 16.9 ppg and 9.9 rpg in Israeli League regular season play ...Earned a gold medal at the 2007 FIBA U21 World Championship (Moscow) averaging 4.1 ppg and 3.9 rpg in 13.8 mpg ... Gold medalist with the 2006 USA FIBA Americas Under-20 Championship Team (Mexico City) averaging 11.8 ppg, 3.5 rpg and 1.3 bpg ... Invited to the 2004 USA Basketball Junior National Team Trials, where she participated with former Scarlet Knight team-mates Matee Ajavon and Essence Carson, invited again in 2005.
Graduated leading the program in games played (135), surpassing team-mate Essence Carson by one game ... Recorded 68 and 40 career double-digit scoring and rebounding performances, respectively ... Finished collegiate career ranked second all-time in Scarlet Knight history for blocked shots (279) and rebounds (1, 079) ... One of only four players in RU history to record more than 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in career ... Only the second player in program history to lead team in rebounding in four straight seasons (Liberty legend Sue Wicks was the other) ... As a senior, averaged 9.9 ppg and 7.2 rpg, leading the team in rebounds ... Registered five double-doubles in final season ... As a junior, named second team All-BIG EAST, All-Met First Team by the Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association ... Tied for 17th in final NCAA statistics in blocked shots per game in sophomore season ... In 2006-07 season, named to Final Four All-Tournament Team and the Greensboro Regional All-Tournament squad. All-BIG EAST First Team and the All-Tournament squad, All-Met Division I Women's College Basketball Player of the Year, Kodak/WBCA Region I All-American ... Contributed 11 rebounds NCAA Tournament debut as a freshman ... Named the BIG EAST Preseason Freshman of the Year and earned a spot on the Preseason Freshman All-America Team.


Born and raised in the Bronx ... Eldest daughter of Aja Ellington, has seven younger brothers ... Has a dog named Prince ... Walked past Madison Square Garden everyday on her way to high school at St. Michael’s Academy in mid-town Manhattan ... Pre-game ritual is to listen to her favorite singer, Beyonce on her iPod ... Wears No. 15 because one of her younger brothers was born on December 15 ... Journalism major at Rutgers ... Credits her exceptional foot skills to double-dutch jump roping ... The most surprising fact about her is her fear of clowns ... Began playing basketball in middle school by the influence of her mother ... Was named the 2005 New York State Gatorade Player of the Year.

Career Transactions

Selected in the first round (8th overall) of the 2009 WNBA Draft.



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