UCF Knights Women’s Basketball’s Kay Kay Wright was named the National Player of the Week by the U.S. Basketball Writers’ Association on Tuesday:
Kay Kay Wright of @UCF_WBB (National Player) and Jada McMillian (National Freshman Player) of @CharlotteWBB are our women's national weekly honors recipients https://t.co/HIegj1v8Ww pic.twitter.com/iQ5YJKpCHG— USBWA (@USBWA) February 26, 2019
Kay Kay is the first Knight to be named National Player of the Week by the USBWA.
The team’s reaction:
Wright averaged 22.5 points per game in the Knights’ two contests this week.
At Wichita State last Wednesday, Wright scored 21 on 9/19 from the field plus six rebounds in the Knights’ 57-49 win.
Then, back home on Saturday against Temple, Wright put up 24 on 11/20, plus seven boards and four assists. She also scored her 1,000th career point, becoming the 19th UCF player to reach that mark.
This season Wright leads UCF with 18.3 points per game (she’s the only Knight averaging double-figures) with 44% FG/34% 3FG/82% FT splits. She also leads the team in assists and steals and is second in rebounds.
UCF is 22-5 and 11-3 in The American. They have one regular season home game left, against Tulane on Saturday at 2 p.m.