Wright Earns Second Player of the Week

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFKnights.com) – Back-to-back 20-point performances and surpassing her 1,000th career point led Kay Kay Wright to American Athletic Conference Player of the Week accolades on Monday.


The Orlando native became the first Knight to earn multiple Player of the Week nods since UCF joined The American in 2013-14.


Wright averaged 22.5 points per game while shooting 51.3 percent from the field. She also led the Knights with 6.5 rebounds per game and 2.5 assists per contest.


She entered the Feb. 23 contest against Temple needing just 16 points to reach 1,000 in her career. At the 4:14 mark of the third quarter, Wright surpassed the milestone and finished the contest with 1,008 career points.


Her 24 points on 55 percent shooting against the Owls was the fourth time this season that she’s registered a 20-point game while shooting over 50 percent from the field.


Wright scored a game-high 21 points in UCF’s 57-49 win on Feb. 20 as the Knights made their first trip to Wichita State.


After averaging just 4.8 points per game as a freshman, the point guard has nearly doubled her scoring average in each of the last two seasons. She averaged 10.8 points per game last year as a sophomore. Not only has Wright bolstered her scoring this season with 24 double-digit outings, she’s reached the 20-point mark a career-best 13 times for an average of 18.3 points per contest.


The junior also continues to climb the UCF career charts. She took over sole possession of fourth all-time with 370 career assists and passed Gylaunda Henderson (1993-97) for seventh all-time with 193 career steals.


UCF will host Tulane on Saturday in its final home contest of the regular season. The Knights will recognize their seven-member senior class following the 2 p.m. contest.


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