Kiah Irene Stokes has established herself as one of the premier players in WNBA, Turkish Super League and women’s basketball. Born to former NBA player Greg Stokes and track athlete Julie Saddler, she has made her mark within basketball with defensive skills that include rebounding and blocking shots as her forte – becoming one of the highest paid professional Basketball players worldwide.
Early Childhood Education Its Kiah Stokes was born March 30, 1993. Sport is in her blood, as evidenced by her ability to outrun older kids during YMCA competitions in 60 yard dashes at four. Her athletic ability soon made itself evident to those around her – showing she outpaced older participants!
She began honing her basketball abilities at Linn-Mar High School, in Marion Iowa before going on to join University of Connecticut where she made three National Championship-winning teams from 2013-15 as an integral contributor.
Stokes began her professional basketball career when the New York Liberty selected her with the 11th pick in the 2015 WNBA Draft. From Day 1, Stokes made an immediate impactful impactful contribution as part of their defensive unit and contributed greatly.
Stokes’ impressive stats in the WNBA speak for themselves; she averaged 4.1 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.1 blocked shots per game over her five year career. Stokes was recognized for her defensive prowess as evidenced by record breaking performances such as breaking UConn’s single season blocks record of 147 blocks as well as setting an all-time WNBA blocked per game record with 10.
Stokes displayed her talent internationally by competing in South Korea and Turkey. Her achievements reached new heights when she captured both titles (WNBA championship and EuroLeague championship with Las Vegas Aces; Fenerbahce won again the following season).
Physical Features that Set Stokes Apart mes Stokes stands out on the court thanks to her height and weight of 6 feet 3 and 191 pounds, being the tallest player on her team and using this advantage for scoring, rebounding, blocking shots or simply dominating plays with ease.
Greg Stokes and Julie Saddler created an incredible legacy in sports through their son Greg Stokes who competed as an Olympic track and field athlete while Greg also dabbled with basketball with Philadelphia 76ers and Sacramento Kings teams before eventually earning gold for USA Pan American Games 1983 – forever changing Greg’s son Greg Stokes legacy as one of top athletes.
Kiah Stokes is one of the most dynamic players in women’s professional basketball, offering athleticism and defensive prowess that makes her an attraction for viewers.