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Kara Braxton

Kara Braxton
Personal information
Born (1983-02-18) February 18, 1983
Jackson, Michigan
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school Westview (Beaverton, Oregon)
College Georgia (2002–2005)
WNBA draft 2005 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7th overall
Selected by the Detroit Shock
Pro career 2005–present
Position Forward / Center
Career history
2005–2008 Detroit Shock
2010 Tulsa Shock
2010–2011 Phoenix Mercury
2011–2014 New York Liberty
Career highlights and awards
Stats at

Kara Liana Braxton (born February 18, 1983) is an American professional basketball player, formerly playing for the New York Liberty in the WNBA.


  • Early life 1
  • Georgia statistics 2
  • The WNBA 3
  • European career 4
  • Statistics 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Early life

Kara and her twin sister Kim grew up in a household with four other siblings in Jackson, Michigan. Her father also played basketball. She played her freshman season at Jackson High and then moved to Oregon. She and her twin sister later enrolled at Westview High School, in the Portland suburb of Beaverton.

Braxton attended the

  • WNBA Player Profile
  • Kara Braxton Q&A

External links

  1. ^ Associated Press, "Georgia Dismisses Leading Scorer Braxton" February 20, 2004
  2. ^ "Women's Basketball Player stats". NCAA. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 


  • A two-time Class 4A player of the year.


European career

On May 28, 2014, the Liberty waived Braxton.

In 2007, Braxton became Detroit's starting center after the Shock traded Ruth Riley to the San Antonio Stars. She averaged 6.0 ppg. Near the end of the 2007 regular season, the WNBA suspended Braxton for two games after she pleaded guilty to a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol. She was also suspended for the first six games of the 2009 season for a second DUI.

Braxton was named to the WNBA's All-Rookie team in 2005 after averaging 6.9 points and 3.0 rebounds as a key reserve for the Shock. In 2006 she averaged fewer minutes and points than in her rookie season, but helped the Shock win the WNBA title that year.

On April 16, 2005, the Shock drafted Braxton in the first round and was the seventh overall pick in the annual WNBA draft. She had given birth to a son, Jelani, in January 2005. Jelani's father is Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Odell Thurman.


Year Team GP Points FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2001-02 Georgia 30 489 54.0 14.3 62.6 6.8 2.3 1.8 2.0 16.3
2002-03 Georgia 21 330 55.1 28.6 73.2 7.3 2.5 1.4 2.0 15.7
2003-04 Georgia 20 274 47.8 16.7 64.8 8.0 1.2 1.4 1.3 13.7
Career Georgia 71 1582 52.6 20.0 65.9 7.3 2.0 1.6 1.8 15.4


Georgia statistics

She graduated in 2005. [1]

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