NBA player K. Plum was born in the United States on August 24, 1994. She currently plays for the Las Vegas Aces of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). In 2022, she was the most valuable player in the WNBA all-star game and was also named to the All-WNBA First Team for the first time.
In the women’s 3×3 basketball competition at the 2020 Summer Olympics, she also took home the gold. She attended San Diego’s La Jolla Country Day School for her last year of high school. K. Plum was a basketball player for the University of Washington.
During her senior night game on February 25, 2017, K. Plum scored a career-high 57 points, making 19 of the 28 shots she attempted. This put her over the top for the all-time scoring record in NCAA Division I women’s basketball, which has stood for a long time.
K. Plum Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
Despite a career-ending injury, K. Plum and her team, Stefanie Dolson, Jackie Young, and Allisha Gray, won the first-ever women’s 3×3 basketball gold. Gold at the Olympics is a significant accomplishment.
To be able to physically hold it in your hand on the anniversary of your first steps after surgery for a potentially career-ending injury amplifies the significance of the win. The United States women’s 3×3 basketball team, captained by K. Plum won the first-ever gold medal in the sport on July 28, 2021, after defeating the ROC 18-15 in the final at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
The United States remained dominant throughout the competition, winning all but one of their games en route to the gold medal, with K. Plum playing a crucial role in every victory. The 26-year-old scored 6.3 points per game on average throughout the course of seven contests.
Which is a quietly impressive feat considering that games in the 3×3 format terminate when the first team scores 21 points or after 10 minutes of play has elapsed. While the United States opened play in the first Olympic women’s 3X3 basketball event with two wins on Saturday, Poway native K. Plum was the team’s second-leading scorer in both games.
At Aomi Urban Sports Park in Tokyo, K. Plum scored six points as the United States defeated France, 17-10. In front of First Lady Jill Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron. Later Saturday, in a 21-9 triumph over Mongolia, K. Plum contributed six points.
After starting the game 1 for 11, K. Plum scored 2 points to end the run and put pressure on Mongolia. The top two seeds progress to the semis, while seeds 3–6 move on to the next round.
At the 3:00 mark, Dolson made a game-winning layup to conclude the contest. Allisha Gray, an American, scored nine points and made four of five 2-point attempts.