2018 Year In Review: Kayla “McBuckets” McBride


The San Antonio Silver Stars selected McBride with the third overall pick of the 2014 WNBA Draft.


McBride came late to the Las Vegas party missing all of training camp and the first two regular season games while fulfilling her overseas playing commitments. She didn’t let that hinder her, as she scored 21 points on 9-of-16 shooting from the field in her May 27 Aces’ debut vs. Seattle.

She would go on to score in double figures on 28 occasions, including nine games with 20 or more points, and a career-high 38 at Dallas on June 27.

McBride earned her second All-Star nod, and nearly came away with the Three-Point Contest championship trophy at All-Star weekend, finishing second to Chicago’s Allie Quigley in an overtime thriller.

Later in the season, McBride recorded her first-ever point-assist, double-double, scoring 16 points and handing out a dozen dimes at Dallas on August 17. Those 12 assists are the second-highest total in franchise history.

McBride finished the season with career highs in scoring (18.2), assists (3.5), field goal percentage (44.9) and three-point field goal percentage (39.3). She ranked in the top 10 in the league in scoring (eighth) and free throw percentage (third, 91.7%).


McBride dropped a career-high 38 points at Dallas on June 27, connecting on 14 of 22 shots from the field, and 8 of 9 from the charity stripe. That point total was the second highest in franchise history (Danielle Adams, 39, September 15, 2013 vs. Atlanta).


McBride makes up part of UMMC Ekaterinburg’s super team in Russia, playing alongside Brittney Griner and Courtney Vandersloot. They are a perfect 10-0 in the Russian League, and have just one loss in EuroLeague competition.

McBride is averaging 12.7 points per game in the Russian League, while handing out 3.4 assists, picking up 1.4 steals, and connecting on 48.1 percent of her shots from long distance. She also makes 65.4 percent of her shots from inside the arc.

In the EuroLeague, McBride is a averaging 15.3 points, 4.6 assists and 1.6 steals per game, and connecting on 53.8 percent of her three-pointers.

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