Kaila Charles Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Kaila Charles Quick Info
Height 6 ft 1 in
Weight 72 kg
Date of Birth March 23, 1998
Zodiac Sign Aries
Eye Color Dark Brown

Kaila Charles is an American professional basketball player who began representing the Connecticut Sun, as a shooting guard, in the WNBA (Women’s National Basketball Association) in 2020. After a highly successful college career with the Maryland Terrapins, representing the University of Maryland, College Park, she was drafted in the 2nd round of the 2020 WNBA Draft by the Connecticut Sun.

Born Name

Kaila Charles

Nick Name

Kaila

Kaila Charles as seen in an Instagram Post in February 2019
Kaila Charles as seen in an Instagram Post in February 2019 (Kaila Charles / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Aries

Born Place

Glenn Dale, Prince George’s County, Maryland, United States

Residence

Glenn Dale, Prince George’s County, Maryland, United States

Nationality

American

Education

Kaila, for her first 3 years of high school, had attended the Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt, Maryland. For her senior year, she had taken a transfer to the Riverdale Baptist School, a private Christian school in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, and had graduated from there in 2016. She had received more than 30 sports scholarship offers from universities across the United States and, later that year, had chosen to join the University of Maryland, College Park. She had graduated from there in 2020.

Occupation

Professional Basketball Player

Kaila Charles as seen in an Instagram Post in June 2020
Kaila Charles as seen in an Instagram Post in June 2020 (Kaila Charles / Instagram)

Family

  • Father – Walter Charles
  • Mother – Ruperta Charles (Former Athlete, Had represented Antigua and Barbuda at the 1984 Summer Olympics)
  • Siblings – Afia Charles (Older Sister) (Former Track Athlete, Had represented Antigua and Barbuda at the 2012 Summer Olympics), Akil Charles (Older Brother) (Basketball Player). She has another older sibling.

Position

Shooting Guard

Shirt Number

3 – Connecticut Sun

Build

Athletic

Height

6 ft 1 in or 185.5 cm

Weight

72 kg or 158.5 lbs

Kaila Charles as seen in an Instagram Post in July 2020
Kaila Charles as seen in an Instagram Post in July 2020 (Kaila Charles / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

Black

She is of Trinidadian and Antiguan descent.

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Toned physique
  • Towering frame
  • Affable smile
  • Long, straight hair

Religion

Christianity

Kaila Charles as seen in an Instagram Post in May 2020
Kaila Charles as seen in an Instagram Post in May 2020 (Kaila Charles / Instagram)

Kaila Charles Facts

  1. Kaila, while she was at the Eleanor Roosevelt High School, had led the school’s basketball team to an astonishing 72-5 (win-loss) record and had helped them to 2 Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association Class AAAA state championships (2014, 2015). In both of those years (sophomore, junior), she had also earned the Washington Post’s ‘All-Metro’ honors.
  2. In her senior year, at the Riverdale Baptist School, she had led her school to a national championship game. She was, subsequently, named a McDonalds and Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) All-American. She had also won the ‘All-Metro Player of The Year’ award from the Washington Post.
  3. In her very first game for the Maryland Terrapins, in her freshman year at the University of Maryland, College Park, she had recorded a ‘double-double’ (a single-game performance where a player scores points in double-digits in 2 of the 5 key statistical categories – points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocked shots). She was eventually named in the ‘Big Ten All-Freshman Team’.
  4. In her sophomore year, she had scored more than 600 points and recorded 17.9 points per game. She was just the 3rd player in history to have achieved the former feat (in the sophomore year) and her latter feat was a new record for a University of Maryland sophomore. She was named in the ‘First Team All-Big Ten’ that season.
  5. She had finished her collegiate career in 2020 by helping the University of Maryland win the ‘Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament’, having lost the final of the tournament in each of the previous 2 years.

Featured Image by Kaila Charles / Instagram

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