2018 Year In Review: Kelsey Plum


The San Antonio Stars selected Plum with the number one overall pick in the 2017 WNBA Draft.


Plum arrived late to Las Vegas missing out on training camp and the first two games of the regular season as she completed her overseas playing commitment with Fenerbahce in Turkey.

She came off the bench for her first four games as she became more acclimated to running Coach Laimbeer’s offense. In that fourth game, Plum went 4 for 7 from the field for 11 points. She started the remaining 27 games of the season.

The NCAA’s all-time leading scorer found her stroke from beyond the arc beginning on June 15 at Dallas. Over her last 22 games, Plum made 46.6 percent of her three balls, finishing the season ranked fourth in the league in three-point field goal percentage at 43.9%.

She also increased her overall field goal percentage by more than 130 points from June 15 through the end of the year.

As the season progressed, Plum began to shoulder more of the offensive load. She took 10 or more shots from the field two times before the month of August, and six times in the final eight games of the season. She scored 20 or more points on four occasions in August, finishing the month averaging 14.4 points, making 53.5 percent of her field goal attempts, and posting a 4.4-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio.

Plum ended the year with 124 assists and 36 turnovers for a 3.44-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio—second only to Sue Bird’s 3.75 among players with at least 100 assists on the year.


Plum’s scoring production came alive in the final month of the season, as she poured in 20 or more points in four of the last seven games.

On August 5 at Connecticut, she went 8 for 10 from the field, including 5 of 6 from three-point range for 21 points. Two days later, Plum scored 20 points, and handed out a career-high 13 assists at Atlanta.

On August 11, she went 9 for 14 from the field for 20 points against Indiana, and at Dallas on August 17, she went 7 for 10 from the floor including 4 for 7 from long distance to score 20 against the Wings.


Plum is playing for Fenerbache in Turkey. They are in third place in the KBSL (Turkish League) standings at 14-3, and in second place in the EuroLeague’s Group B at 7-4.

In the KBSL, Plum is averaging 18.6 points, 3.5 assists, 2.9 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game while making 60.7 percent of her two-pointers, 50.6-percent of her three-pointers, and 89.2 percent of her free throws.

In EuroLeague competition, Plum is averaged 15.3 points, 3.3 assists, 2.2 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game, while making 38.8 percent of her three-pointers and 93.8 percent of her free throws.

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