Versatile former Maryland star dominating Israel’s top division
SEATTLE — The Seattle Storm announced today the signing of free agent guard Kaila Charles. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Charles was originally selected by the Connecticut Sun as the 23rd overall pick in the 2020 WNBA Draft out of Maryland. She appeared in 51 games, making 11 starts, and saw action in 11 playoff games over two seasons with the Sun, averaging 4.7 points, 2.7 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 0.6 steals and 0.4 blocks per game. She signed hardship contracts with New York and Atlanta last season, seeing action in one game with the Dream.
Charles is currently playing with Hapoel Rishon Le-Zion in Israel’s top division, leading the league at 24.4 points per game, adding 9.5 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 1.7 steals per contest. She has scored in double-figures in all 12 games this season, scoring over 35 points in two of her last three games.
Charles finished her Maryland career with 1,984 points and 930 rebounds—both in the Top 10 all-time in the Terrapin’s record book. She earned All-America honors as a senior and was a two-time All-Big Ten First Team pick as a junior and senior. During her final season at Maryland, Charles averaged 14.3 points and 7.3 rebounds per game to lead the Terps to a 28-4 record and the team’s fifth Big Ten championship and fourth Big Ten Tournament title in six years.
Single game tickets along with Storm Mini Plans, and Group Experiences are available for the 2023 season. For more information, visit http://stormbasketball.com, or call 206-217-WNBA (9622).