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Meet our new graduate assistant... KiKi Russell


That venerable sage from the west
Jan 9, 2015
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Our new graduate assistant comes to us from Arizona State University, class of 2020.


Kiara "KiKi" Russell

Kiara's resume -
• A 2016 graduate of Osseo High School, Russell was named a Ms. Minnesota Basketball finalist, a Gatorade Player of the year finalist and was named to the Star Tribune First Team.
• Was named to the AP’s All-State Second Team as a senior and was selected to play in the Minnesota Girls Basketball All-Star Game.
• Was also a McDonald's All-American nominee as a senior in addition to earning American Family Insurance ALL-USA Minnesota Girls Basketball First-Team recognition and All-Conference and All-Metro team honors.
• Led the Northwest Suburban Conference in scoring both her junior and senior seasons and was also paced the conference in steals as a senior.
• Averaged 22.3 points, four steals and four rebounds as a senior in helping lead her squad to a 20-8 record and a spot in the Class 4A, Section 5 semifinals.
• Dropped in more than 30 points five times, including a career-high-tying 33 points.

College -
• Played in 118 games (34 starts).
• Earned Pac-12 All-Defense honorable mention honors as a senior after leading the team and finishing 13th in the Pac-12 in steals per game (1.5 spg). Was also third in assists (2.4 apg) and fourth in rebounds (4.2 rpg).
• Tied for the team lead in steals (1.1 spg) in 2017-18 and was second in assists (3.1 apg/15th in the Pac-12) and assist-to-turnover ratio (2.8/2nd in Pac-12/ninth in the nation).
• Started the first seven games as ASU’s point guard in 2016-17 before a quad injury at the start of December forced her to miss six straight games. Would go on to finish her freshman campaign No. 7 in the nation in assist-to-turnover ratio, tied for third on the team in assists per game (1.8) and fifth in steals (0.9 spg).
• Earned Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention recognition in 2018 and 2019 and was named to the Pac-12 Winter Academic Honor Roll as senior.

Personal -
Kiara Asia Russell was born on March 30, 1998 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Mother is Leah Hicks. She has three brothers: Anthony Gulyard, Kordell Russell and Kendall Russell. She earned a B.S. Degree in Sociology. Enjoys hanging out with friends, watching Netflix.
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Bald Husky

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Jan 17, 2021
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KiKi, welcome to the mecca of womens basketball. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn from the best coaching staff in Wbb. You may not be used to the caliber of players this school has, but just listen, learn, and develop your understanding of what makes great players elite. This may be the best break of your young life, so dig in and take advantage of the opportunity to learn from the all time best coach in the business. Welcome to Husky Nation.

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