Whitney Knight

Whitney Kiera Knight (born January 9, 1993) is an American basketball player who last played for Breiðablik of the Úrvalsdeild kvenna.

Whitney Knight
Personal information
Born (1993-01-09) January 9, 1993
NationalityAmerican
Listed height191 cm (6 ft 3 in)
Listed weight71 kg (157 lb)
Career information
CollegeFlorida Gulf Coast (2012–2016)
WNBA draft2016 / Round: 2 / Pick: 15th overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Sparks
Playing career2016–present
PositionGuard
Career history
2016Los Angeles Sparks
2016San Antonio Stars
2016–2017Spartak Moscow Region
2017Campus Promete
2018Breiðablik

Career

Knight was drafted by the Los Angeles Sparks in the second round of the 2016 WNBA draft.[1] She was cut by the Sparks in August, 2016, after appearing in seven games.[2] On September 2, 2016, Knight was signed by the San Antonio Stars for the remainder of the season.[3]

In September 2016, Knight signed with Spartak Moscow Region.[4]

In February 2017, Knight was signed by the Atlanta Dream to a training camp contract.[5] She was waived by Atlanta on May 6, prior to the season start.[6]

In July, 2017, Knight signed with Campus Promete of the Spanish Liga Femenina de Baloncesto.[7][8] Due to an ankle injury and the teams general poor play, Knight was released in November in a major upheaval by the club that also included the release of Cristina Pedrals. In seven games, Knight averaged 7.4 points and 2.8 rebounds.[9]

On January 27, 2018, Knight signed with Breiðablik of the Icelandic Úrvalsdeild kvenna.[10][11] In 11 games for Breiðablik, she averaged 23.9 points and 10.6 rebounds per game.

Awards, titles and accomplishments

Individual awards

  • Atlantic Sun Conference Player of Year (2): 2015, 2016
  • Atlantic Sun Conference All-First Team (3): 2014, 2015, 2016

References

  1. Soffian, Seth (14 April 2016). "LA Sparks selection "dream come true" for FGCU's Whitney Knight". The News-Press. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  2. Soffian, Seth (31 August 2016). "WNBA: Ex-FGCU star Whitney Knight cut by Los Angeles Sparks". The Naples Daily News. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  3. Soffian, Seth (7 September 2016). "Former FGCU star Whitney Knight stays in WNBA with San Antonio". The News-Press. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  4. Soffian, Seth (20 September 2016). "FGCU basketball alum Whitney Knight lands with Russian team". The News-Press. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  5. "College basketball: Ex-FGCU star Whitney Knight signs with WNBA's Atlanta Dream". The Naples Daily News. 9 February 2017. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  6. "Transactions". wnba.com. WNBA. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  7. "La exterior estadounidense Whitney Knight se incorpora al Campus Promete". La Vanguardia (in Spanish). 17 July 2017. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  8. "Whitney Knight, nuevo fichaje del Promete". larioja.com (in Spanish). 17 July 2017. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  9. "El Campus Promete continúa su reestructuración y "corta" a Whitney Knight". La Vanguardia (in Spanish). 9 November 2017. Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  10. Dagur Lárusson (27 January 2018). "Breiðablik fær öflugan liðsstyrk". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 28 January 2018.
  11. Helgi Hrafn Ólafsson (28 January 2018). "WNBA leikmaður á leið til Blika". karfan.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 28 January 2018.
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