Charlotte Women's Basketball BIO
Kira Gordon
Player Profile:
Kira Gordon 817760
Position: Forward
Height: 6'0"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Kennesaw, Ga.
High School: Kennesaw Mountain
Experience: 3 Letters
2014-15: One of two players to start all 32 games … Was on the floor for a season-best 39 minutes at Rice (Jan. 17) … Saw action for at least 30 minutes in 19 contests … Led the squad in rebounding with a career-high 215 boards (6.7 pg) … Placed third on the team with a career-best 357 points (11.2 pg) … Tallied double-figure points in 17 games, including 12 regular-season Conference USA tilts and the Conference USA Championships Quarterfinals meeting versus WKU (March 12) … Recorded double-digit points in four-straight league contests from against No. 25 WKU (Jan. 8) through at Rice (Jan. 17) … Netted a career-high 21 points at Rice and at Southern Miss (Feb. 21) … One of three 49ers to score at least 20 at Southern Miss … Knocked down 6-of-9 field goals and 9-of-10 free throws against the Owls … Converted 7-of-10 field goals and 7-of-7 charity tosses against the Lady Eagles … Dropped in a career-best eight field goals against Middle Tennessee (Jan. 24) in a national TV game on the Fox Sports Networks and against Rice (Feb. 28) in the home finale … Connected on at least one field goal in 31 games … Attempted a career-high 17 shots against Rice … Converted her first career 3-pointer at Ball State (Dec. 15) … Made her only attempt from behind the arc in three-straight games, against Davidson (Dec. 21), at Utah (Dec. 29) and in the Conference USA opener at Old Dominion (Jan. 4) … Added triples in back-to-back league contests against UAB (Jan. 22) and Middle Tennessee … Attempted a career-best three treys against Charleston Southern (Dec. 7) and against No. 25 WKU … Finished perfect from the charity stripe in eight games … Registered 6-of-6 at the foul line against Charleston Southern and UTSA in the annual Play4Kay game … Led the team with five double-doubles, four of which came against league opponents … Collected her first double-double in the non-conference finale at Utah with 15 points and 10 rebounds … Added double-doubles against Middle Tennessee with 19 points, 11 rebounds; against UTSA with 18 points, 11 rebounds; against Rice with 18 points, career-high 14 rebounds; and versus WKU with 16 points, 11 rebounds … Only other double-digit effort on the glass was in the home opener against North Carolina State (Nov. 18) when she grabbed 12 boards … Tied her career best with five assists at Louisiana Tech (Feb. 19) … Distributed four assists against Presbyterian (Dec. 18) on Education Day … Notched a career-high tying two blocked shots versus Wake Forest (Nov. 28) at the Triple Crown Cancun Challenge Mayan Tournament and at Southern Miss … Swiped a season-best four steals against Old Dominion (Feb. 7) … Credited with at least one steal in 13-consecutive contests to conclude the season.

2013-14: Started all 30 games in which she played … First career start was in the season opener against Liberty (Nov. 8) … Reached the double-digit scoring plateau 18 times, including 10 Conference USA contests … Poured in a season-best 19 points on 7-of-10 field goals and 5-of-5 free throws at Davidson (Dec. 21) … Matchup was part of a streak of seven-straight with at least 10 points … Stretch began with 14 at UNLV (Dec. 1) in the Lady Rebel Round-Up and continued through a league meeting with North Texas (Jan. 11) … Closed the regular season with four-consecutive double-figure scoring outputs … Converted 7-of-8 field goals among her 16 points against UCF (Nov. 23) … Finished with at least a 60.0 field goal percentage in 11 contests … Tallied her first career double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds against Furman (Dec. 29) … Registered another double-double in league play with 12 points and a season-high 13 caroms, including 10 on the defensive boards, against Southern Miss (Feb. 8) in the annual Play4Kay game … Hauled in 10 boards at FGCU (Nov. 20), against Florida Atlantic (Feb. 19) and in the Conference USA Championships meeting versus Louisiana Tech (March 12) … Nearly reached the mark with nine in four other games … Dropped in 8-of-9 free throws, her career-best performance for makes and attempts, against Tulane (Jan. 22) … Knocked down 100.0 percent of her charity tosses in seven contests … Dished a career-high five assists tying at Louisiana Tech (Feb. 13) in a matchup televised on the Fox Sports Networks … Distributed four helpers at FGCU and against Winthrop (Nov. 26) … Notched a career-best tying two blocked shots at Marshall (Feb. 15) and in the league tournament game versus Louisiana Tech … Swiped a career-high five steals at UTEP (Jan. 18) … Played a career-best 42 minutes in the overtime matchup against Tulane … Saw action for 39 minutes, most in a regulation contest, against Florida Atlantic.

 Became the first 49ers freshman since Monica League in 2001-02 to play a full season … Was the lone rookie to see action in all 32 games … Played a season-best 26 minutes against Colgate (Jan. 6) in the non-conference finale … Netted a season-high 12 points against Davidson (Dec. 21) on 5-of-7 field goals and 2-of-3 free throws … Chipped in a pair of 10-point performances, at Rhode Island (Jan. 16) and against Temple (Feb. 6) … Converted her first five field goal attempts and finished 5-of-6 from the floor in both contests … Opened the campaign with a nine-game scoring pattern of 2,2,2,4,2,2,2,4,2 points … Hauled in a season-best six rebounds against Davidson (March 24) in the WNIT Second Round … Corralled five boards at St. Bonaventure (Jan. 30) … Drained both free throw attempts against Stetson (Dec. 8) and at Massachusetts (Feb. 20) … Knocked down 3-of-4 at the charity stripe against Davidson in the WNIT Second Round … Handed out a season-high three assists at Massachusetts … Swiped a season-best three steals against Colgate and against Davidson in the WNIT Second Round … Blocked two shots to establish a career high at St. Bonaventure and against Temple.

High School: Nominated for the McDonald’s All-American game … Rated as a four-star recruit by ESPN HoopGurlz … Received honorable mention all-state honors as a senior by the Georgia Sportswriters Association after averaging 17.2 points, 12.2 rebounds, 2.7 steals and two blocks … Member of the second team all-county squads by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Marietta Daily Journal and the Cobb County Tip-off Club … Established school records for single-season points, points per game and single game rebounds with 20 during her senior campaign … Selected to the 5A honorable mention All-Georgia squad as a junior after averaging 14.9 points and 12.1 rebounds … Picked to the honorable mention All-Cobb County Team following her junior campaign … Chosen as an Early Season All-Metro Atlanta player by the Atlanta Tip-Off Club … Garnered All-Cobb County First Team plaudits as a sophomore after averaging 14.1 points and 11.7 rebounds.

Personal: Born Dec. 23, 1993 … Daughter of Gloria Gordon … Double majoring in management and marketing.
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