Nadirah A. McKenith
St. Johns Univ.
WNBA Washington Mystics Draft Pick
Nadirah was selected by the Washington Mystics with the 17th pick in the 2013 WNBA Draft. McKenith led the Big East conference in assists (165) during her senior year, earning All-BIG EAST First Team honors. She averaged 10.3 points per game and 4.8 assists per game during her collegiate career…
The point guard eclipsed SJU’s all-time career assist record and led the BIG EAST in assists and assist/turnover ratio during league play en route to All-BIG EAST First Team honors. The Red Storm’s No. 2 scorer on the season posted a triple-double vs. Georgetown (Feb. 9) with 16 points, 12 boards, 10 assists.
2011-2012: Voted All-BIG EAST Second Team after averaging 12.1 and nearly 6 rebs. and 5 assists, respectively; led team in assists (3rd in BIG EAST), steals , and FT percentage. Paced SJU with 15 points, 7 assts, 7 rebs in upset of then-No. 2 UConn that snapped Huskies’ 99-game, home-winning streak and went on to hit game-winner over Creighton in NCAA First Round game.
2010-11: Ranked fifth in BIG EAST in FT percentage and steals, 10th in assists per game. 2009-10: Was a finalist for Nancy Lieberman award as nation’s top guard.
2013: Drafted by Washington Mystics (WNBA)
2013-2014: Zamarat (Spain-LFB): 8 games: 11.8ppg, 4.6rpg, 2.4apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 48.9%, 3PT: 18.2%, FT: 64.3%, Released in Dec
2014-2015: Minnesota Lynx (WNBA)
2014-2015: Hapoel Rishon Le-Zion (Israel D-1) 8 games, 12.6ppg, 4.1rpg, 4.1apg, 1.8spg FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT:90.9%, left in Dec.
2015-2016: CCC Polkowice (Poland-BLK) 7 games: 5.9ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.3apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 23.8%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 82.6%, left in Nov