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Basketball - 19. November 2013.

Basketball Sensation Kymira Woodberry

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"I first started playing when I was 10yrs old in a YMCA 18 & Under Co-Ed basketball league. I was the youngest  player on my team and in the entire league. I was timid but somehow after that first season of basketball I knew I wanted to continue playing from there, and I did. I began to play in the neighborhood leagues. At age 11 I came across a AAU basketball team by the name of the Lady Dolphins, they were the top girls team in Boston. We dominated our age bracket as well as competed and dominated the age bracket above us in Boston.

My coach decided that we needed more competition outside of our city and decided to take us to tournaments way beyond Boston. She wanted to open our eyes and let us know there's a much bigger world out there and if we wanted to be the best we had to play against the best. We played in a lot of big tournaments up and down the east coast.

My love began to grow even more playing AAU. It was the best time of my life playing against top teams, seeing college coaches and sometimes WNBA players. It made me really want to be apart of that world. So I played middle and high school, and then eventually received a college scholarship to play at a small Division 2 school in New York called Molloy College.

While at college I broke a lot of records, I was a 1000th point scorer, 100th rebounder, 2 conference championships, 2 NCAA appearances, Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year, etc.

Even with all my accomplishments and graduated with a Bachelor's of Science degree in accounting I wanted more for myself. I wanted to continue to see the world and experience new things. So I went to overseas tryouts and attending different camps. I've traveled to PR, China, and Sweden due to basketball, and now I'm in Darwin, Australia looking to pursue bigger and better opportunities for myself.

I hopefully would like to play in the top leagues against top players. Still hoping and working hard to make my dreams come true of continuing to play basketball and traveling the world. Wherever I can play I'll play and make time to make the best out of my situation. My dream is still alive and I will continue to pursue it as long as I can until my body tells me otherwise. All I can ask for is a chance and/or opportunity and I'll take it from there."




2013-Present:
Darwin Eagles- Darwin Basketball Assoication (DBA), Darwin, Australia

 

2012: Sweden 08 Stockholm Human Rights Club

2011-2012:  Boston Bombers (WBCL) Semi Pro
Led the bombers this year in rebounds averaging a double double.  She is averaging 14.3pts 13rbds 3 asst 4blks. She is very skilled player in the post and one of our top defenders on the team. Her presence on the defensive end ranked her top 10 in the league in blocks.

2010-2011: Played on Long Island Basketball’s Team Spirit Sports USA in China for 10 days.

2010: Played for Mogul Sport Group games in Puerto Rico for a weekend against Puerto Rico National Team.

2009-2010: Led the team in scoring and averaged 14.7ppg and 11.1 rpg.  She finished the season with a field goal percentage of 50.4  She was second on the team with 27 blocks and first on the team with 58 steals. Named Conference tournament MVP.

2008-2009: Female College Athlete of the Year by Nassau County Sports Commission. She averaged 17.6 points and 12.1 rbds 3blks. Named to the East Coast Conference All-Tournament Team. Selected to the All-East Coast Conference First-Team

2007-2008:  Named East Coast Conference Player of the Year.  She led the conference in rebounding averaged 17.1 points and 10.7 rebounds. Finished the season with a field-goal percentage of .525. She was 1st Team All Metropolitan by Basketball Association.

2006-2007:  In her first year was named East Coast Conference Rookie of the Year. She was second on the team in scoring averaging 13.4 pts 8rbs. Selected to the All-ECC Second Team

 

 

Basketball Honors:

1000th Point Scorer

1000th Rebounder

Player of the Year- (07-08), (09-10)

Female College Athlete of the Year- Nassau County Sports Commission (08-09)

Rookie of the Year- (06-07)

MVP of Conference Tournament- (07-08), (09-10)

East Coast Conference Champion- (twice)

1st Team All-Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association (07-010)

2nd Team All-Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association (06-07)

1st Team All-Conference (07-10)

2nd Team All- Conference (06-07)

Daktronics All-East Second Team Honors- (09-10)

ECC Most Outstanding Player Award- (09-10)

East Coast Conference (ECC) Sportsmanship Award- (won as a team, (09-010))

East Coast Conference (ECC) Player of the Week- (numerous times)

ECAC Division II All-Star accolades

Ranked 1st for Molloy’s all-time leader board for field goals made (666), rebounds (1,203) and field-goal percentage (.507). Also is 3rd in scoring (1,700


Career Stats:

2009-2010: Senior Year

GP-GS               Min/Avg       FG-FGA     PCT     FT-FTA      PCT        OFF-DEF      Tot     Avg

22-21      673/30.6        129-256      .504     66-105        .629        76-168          244    11.1

3PT FG-FGA    PF-FO     Ast               TO      Blk        Stl        Pts/Avg

0-0                     62-2         33     60      18           58        324/14.7

2008-2009: Junior Year

GP-GS               Min/Avg       FG-FGA     PCT     FT-FTA      PCT        OFF-DEF      Tot     Avg

28-28      898/32.1       189-377      .501      115-183     .628        110-228         338    12.1

3PT FG-FGA    PF-FO     Ast               TO      Blk        Stl        Pts/Avg

 0-1                    81-1         54     74       23         64         493/17.6    

2007-2008: Sophomore Year

GP-GS               Min/Avg       FG-FGA     PCT     FT-FTA      PCT        OFF-DEF      Tot     Avg

29-27      887/30.6       189-360       .525     117-174      .672        77-233          310    10.7

3PT FG-FGA    PF-FO     Ast               TO      Blk        Stl        Pts/Avg

  0-0                   86-3         55     85       23         51         495/17.1

2006-2007: Freshman Year

GP-GS               Min/Avg       FG-FGA     PCT     FT-FTA      PCT        OFF-DEF      Tot     Avg

29-28      822/28.3       159-320       .497     70-112       .625        102-209         311    10.7

3PT FG-FGA    PF-FO     Ast               TO      Blk        Stl        Pts/Avg

 0-3                    82-4        62      80      14           46        388/13.4
   

Basketball Strengths: Kymira is the best rebounder I have ever coached in my career.  She has averaged a double double for four years.  Plays way bigger than her 5’10”-5’11”  frame.  Very skilled in the post having mastered five to six post moves and counter plays her angles better than anyone I have seen at that size.  Among all of that she was number 2 in our league in steals and 3rd in blocks.  Kymira’s strongest point defensively is her ability to defend off the ball.  There have been certain cases during her career that I have had her take the ball up if we were getting pressed and wouldn’t you know it she never turned over the ball.  Kymira was my first recruit and whoever has the opportunity to coach her next is a very lucky person.

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