Nadirah McKenith BIO:
McKenith led the Big East conference in assists (165) during her senior
year, earning All-BIG EAST First Team honors. She averaged 10.3 points per game
and 4.8 assists per game during her collegiate career… 2012-13: The point guard eclipsed SJU's all-time career assist
record and led BIG EAST in assists and assist/turnover ratio during league play
en route to All-BIG EAST First Team honors along with fellow SJU guard
Shenneika Smith. The Red Storm's No. 2 scorer on the season posted a
triple-double vs. Georgetown (Feb. 9) with 16 points, 12 boards, 8 assists. 2011-12: All-BIG EAST Second Team after
averaging 12.1 and nearly 6 rebs. and 5 assists, respectively; led team in
assists (3rd in BIG EAST), steals , and FT percentage. Paced SJU with 15
points, 7 assts, 7 rebs in upset of then-No. 2 UConn that snapped Huskies'
99-game, home-winning streak and went on to hit game-winner over Creighton in
NCAA First Round game. 2010-11:
Ranked fifth in BIG EAST in FT percentage and steals, 10th in assists per game.
2009-10: Took over starting point
guard duties early on; went on to earn BIG EAST All-Freshman Team honors and was
finalist for Nancy Lieberman award as nation's top guard.
Personal: Nadirah A. McKenith ... daughter of Jacqueline Tucker and Terry McKenith ... has four siblings: Najee (25), Tywan (16), Tariq (15), Taneshia (9) ... played club ball for New Heights in Brooklyn, N.Y. ... majored in sport management.
- Selected by the Washington Mystics with the 17th pick in the second round of the 2013 WNBA Draft