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Kalani  Brown

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Slidell, La.

High School:
Salmen HS

Height:
6-7

Position:
C

Experience:
2L

11/29/2017

Kalani Brown Up for National Awards

Junior included on Naismith Trophy and Wade Watch Lists

11/14/2017

John R. Wooden Award Preseason Top 30 Includes Brown

Junior center is an early front-runner for women’s national player of the year

11/10/2017

Brown Up for Top Center Award

Junior named to 2018 Lisa Leslie Award watch list

11/05/2017

No. 3/3 WBB Holds Exhibition Monday

Lady Bears host Washburn in 7 p.m. (CT) preseason tune-up

11/02/2017

WBB Preseason No. 3 in Associated Press Poll

For the third year in a row, the Lady Bears are preseason Top 5

03/26/2017

Baylor 85, Mississippi State 94 (NCAA Elite Eight)

Photos from Baylor vs. Mississippi State during the 2017 NCAA Elite Eight on 3/26/17.

02/06/2017

Baylor vs. Texas

Feb. 6, 2017

02/01/2017

USATSI Gallery - No. 2 Baylor @ Iowa State

USATSI Gallery - No. 2 Baylor @ Iowa State

01/18/2017

No. 2 Baylor vs. Iowa State

Check out the USATSI photo gallery from the women's basketball game against Iowa State.

11/14/2016

Baylor Women's Basketball vs UCLA

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• 2017 WBCA All-American
• 2017 Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American
• 2017 NCAA Oklahoma City Regional All-Tournament Team
• 2017 Coaches' All-America Team Regional Finalist
• 2017 All-Big 12 first team unanimous selection
• 2017 Big 12 All-Defensive Team
• 2017 Big 12 Player of the Week (Nov. 14, Jan. 9 & Feb. 27)
• 2017 Naismith Trophy Watch List
• 2017 Preseason All-Big 12 Honorable Mention
• Big 12 All-Freshman Team (2016)
• Big 12 Freshman of the Week (Nov. 23, Feb. 22)
• Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Fall 2015)

INTANGIBLES...
One of 12 named to the U23 Women's USA National Team, which won the inaugural U24 Four Nations Tournament in Tokyo in August 2017... Enters junior season with the top career field goal percentage in Lady Bear history (.648)... Shattered Baylor's single-season field goal percentage record of .619 with a .679 percentage in 2016-17... Named to the 2013 USA Basketball Women's U16 National Team... Averaged 7.6 points and 6.2 rebounds a game in the 2014 FIBA Americas U16 Championship in Cancun, Mexico... USA posted a 5-0 record and claimed the gold medal.

2016-17 [SOPHOMORE]... Led the Big 12 in field goal percentage (.679), ranked fourth in rebounding (8.2) and shot blocking (2.0) and fifth in scoring (15.4)... Shattered Baylor's single-season field goal percentage record of .619 with a .679 percentage... Recorded the 10th-most blocks in a single season in program history with 73... Third-best sophomore rebounder in program history... Fourth-best sophomore shot blocker in program history... Eighth-highest scoring sophomore in program history... Named Baylor's Co-Most Valuable Player, along with Nina Davis, after leading the team in scoring (15.4 per game), rebounding (8.2 per game), field goal percentage (.679), free throw percentage (.760) and shot blocking (2.0 per game)... Set career-highs in scoring (35), rebounding (19), blocks (6), assists (6), field goals made (12), field goal attempts (15), free throws made (15), free throw attempts (16) and minutes played (37)... Led the Lady Bears with 11 double-doubles... Played in all 37 games, starting the last 26 games of the season... Opened the season with 24 points and nine rebounds in 14 minutes off the bench vs. Houston Baptist... Secured her first double-double of the season with 25 points and a career-high 19 rebounds (tied for 10th-most in a single game in program history) in 29 minutes vs. No. 9/9 UCLA, nailing a career-high 12-of-15 field goal attempts, blocking a then-career-high five shots and distributing a career-high six assists... Posted nine points and five rebounds in 19 minutes at No. 3/2 UConn... In 16 minutes vs. Mississippi Valley State, logged 12 boards and nine points... Posted nine points, seven rebounds and two blocks vs. Southeastern Louisiana in 18 minutes... Sunk 8-of-9 field goal attempts to net 17 points and registered nine rebounds in 19 minutes vs. Kent State at the Gulf Coast Showcase... Scored nine points in 15 minutes vs. No. 18/17 DePaul... Registered 11 points and seven rebounds in 21 minutes vs. No. 8/8 Ohio State in the Gulf Coast Showcase final... Picked up a double-double with 15 points and 11 boards in 20 minutes vs. Abilene Christian... Posted two points and four rebounds in 11 minutes at No. 22/25 Tennessee in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge after getting into foul trouble... Contributed 15 points, six rebounds and three blocks in 19 minutes vs. Texas State... Turned in a double-double in her first start of the season with 17 points and 12 rebounds in 21 minutes vs. Winthrop, while also tallying a career-high six blocks... Tallied 22 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks in 20 minutes vs. Kansas State... In 18 minutes vs. Kansas, logged 11 points, four rebounds, four assists and three blocks... Posted a double-double at No. 24/23 West Virginia in 22 minutes with 16 points and 11 rebounds... Recorded 17 points and nine rebounds in 22 minutes at Oklahoma State, going 9-for-9 from the free throw line... Matched career-high with six blocks vs. TCU in 20 minutes, while scoring four points and pulling down seven boards... Compiled 16 points and six rebounds in 16 minutes at Kansas... Scored 16 points and pulled down eight rebounds in 22 minutes vs. Iowa State... Recorded 13 points and five rebounds before fouling out in 19 minutes vs. No. 24/23 West Virginia... At No. 25/rv Kansas State in 22 minutes, registered 13 points and seven boards... Tallied 11 points and two rebounds in 15 minutes vs. No. 20/20 Oklahoma... Contributed eight points and nine rebounds in 20 minutes at Iowa State... Earned her sixth double-double with 24 points and 11 rebounds at Texas Tech in 23 minutes... In 35 minutes vs. No. 11/13 Texas, posted 24 points and six rebounds... Posted nine points and five rebounds in 14 minutes at TCU... Recorded a double-double with 19 points and 12 rebounds in 21 minutes vs. Oklahoma State... Had a career night at No. 6/8 Texas, spurring a come-from-behind victory with a career-high 35 points, connecting on a career-high 15-of-16 free throw attempts, 13 rebounds, two blocks and two steals in a career-high 37 minutes... Posted 13 points, six rebounds and three blocks in 22 minutes vs. Texas Tech... Compiled 17 points, sinking 7-of-7 field goal attempts, and seven boards in 20 minutes at No. 19/16 Oklahoma... Posted a double-double vs. Texas Tech in the quarterfinal round of the Big 12 Championship with 14 points and 10 rebounds in 25 minutes... Recorded her second double-double of the Big 12 Championship with 18 points and 12 rebounds in 26 minutes vs. Kansas State in the semifinal... Registered 19 points and four rebounds in the final vs. West Virginia in 34 minutes played... Opened NCAA Tournament play with 21 points, eight boards and three blocks in 19 minutes vs. Texas Southern... Compiled eight points and six rebounds in 15 minutes vs. California in the NCAA Tournament Second Round... Earned her 11th double-double of the season and the 12th of her career with 12 points and 12 rebounds, while adding three stuffs in 17 minutes vs. No. 13/12 Louisville in the Sweet 16... Played a career-high 45 minutes in overtime with 27 points, nine rebounds and five blocks in the Elite Eight game vs. No. 7/7 Mississippi State.

2015-16 [FRESHMAN]...
Played in all 38 games, started in one (DePaul)... Recorded 19 double figure scoring games, one double-digit rebounding contest and one double-double (at TCU, 14 poins and 10 rebounds)... Averaged 9.3 points and 4.3 rebounds... Career-high 24 points vs. McNeese... Two-time Big 12 Freshman of the Week (Nov. 23, Feb. 22)... Named the team's most improved player... Scored 16 points in BU's NCAA Championship second-round victory over Auburn... Led the team in rebounding (8) and blocks (2), while delivering her 18th double-digit scoring effort of the season (10 points) in NCAA Championship First Round win over Idaho... Tallied 13 points and six rebounds, vs. No. 24 Oklahoma in Big 12 Championship semifinal victory... Scored a game-high 17 points in Big 12 Championship quarterfinal win over Texas Tech, was 7-8 from the floor... Posted double-digit scoring for the 15th time this season with 11 at Kansas State, also added five rebounds and three blocks... Scored 16 points and pulled down seven rebounds vs. Iowa State... Recorded first career double-double with 14 points and a career-high 10 rebounds at TCU... Scored a game-high 18 points vs. Kansas, also hauled down seven rebounds (six offensive), had a career-high three steals and a block in 13 minutes of actio ... Tallied 11 points and four rebounds in eight minutes of action at No. 24 West Virginia... Solid all-around game vs. Texas Tech with six points., career-high eight rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 17 minutes of action... Scored 12 points off the bench, 10 in the first half, in home win over West Virginia... Hit 7-of-8 shots from the field vs. TCU, tallying 15 points and six rebounds in 14 minutes... Scored a career-high, team-leading 24 points and a career-high three blocks vs. McNeese State, was 10-11 from the floor... Tallied 12 points vs. Grambling... Scored a career-high, game-high 16 points vs. Northwestern State, was 6-of-11 from the floor and 4-of-5 from the charity stripe... Tallied 11 points and five rebounds vs. Rice... Scored a team-high, career-high 13 points, hitting 6-of-7 from the floor, vs. Cincinnati... Named Big 12 Freshman of the Week (Nov. 23)... Notched her third-straight double-digit scoring effort with 10 points vs. DePaul, also added seven rebounds and two blocks... Tallied 11 points and five rebounds in 10 minutes of action vs. USF... Recorded her first double-digit scoring effort (10) vs. Southern Miss, also blocked a career-high five shots and hauled down a team-high-tying and career-high seven rebounds... Tallied seven points, six rebounds and two blocks in her collegiate debut vs. UT Arlington... Named to the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll for the fall semester... Named to Big 12 All-Freshman team.

HIGH SCHOOL...
Top-rated center in ESPN's Class of 2015... Earned McDonald's and Naismith All-America honors... Was a starter for the West team in the McDonald's All-American game, tallied six points and five rebounds... 2014 Gatorade Louisiana Player of the Year... Tallied 2,392 points, 1,471 rebounds and 605 blocked shots to become Salman High School Spartans' all-time leader in all three categories... Led the Spartans to four consecutive Class 4A State championship games, capturing titles in 2013 and 2014... Two-time Louisiana Sports Writers Association's Miss Basketball (one of only three to earn back-to-back honors)... Two-time Times-Picayune Player of the Year... MVP of LHSCA All-Star Game... Averaged 23.0 points, 11.8 rebounds and 3.4 blocks a game as a senior... Also excelled in volleyball, earning all-district and all-metro honors... Served as student council president and was a member of the honor roll.

PERSONAL:
Daughter of DeJuna (Dee) and P.J. Brown... Has a brother (Javani) and two sisters (Briana and Whitney)... Mother (Dee) played at Louisiana Tech from 1990-93 (recruited by Kim Mulkey) and was an assistant coach at Salman High School... Father (P.J.) also played at Louisiana Tech and went on to play in the NBA for 15 seasons (1993-2008)... Selected Baylor over Tennessee and Texas A&M... Volunteered at Ronald McDonald House... Wears No. 21 because her mother wore that number in high school... Enjoys reading, writing and watching Netfix in her spare time.... Plans on playing professionally after graduation.

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