Kalani Purcell
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6'
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Class
Senior
Hometown
Hamilton, 
Last School
John Paul High School/Hutchinson Community College
Roster Years
2015-2017


Before BYU

At Hutchinson Community College

  • Named NJCAA Division 1 Women’s Basketball First Team All-America
  • Most decorated player in Blue Dragon women’s basketball history
  • In 2014-15 led the team to a 36-1 record, a fifth straight Jayhawk West Championship, fourth-consecutive Region VI Tournament Title and a berth in the NJCAA tournament national championship game for the second-straight season
  • In her two seasons at HCC, the team compiled a 72-2 record
  • Was an honorable mention NJCAA All-America selection in 2013-14
  • Two-time First Team All-Jayhawk West Region
  • Two-time Region VI honoree
  • 2014 Jayhawk West Freshman of the Year
  • 2015 Jayhawk West MVP
  • 2015 Region VI Tournament MVP
  • Two-time NJCAA Tournament All-Tournament selection
  • Two-time Region VI Tournament All-tournament selection
  • Set single-season record for points scored (684), total field goals (275), total rebounds (443), rebounding average (12.0) and double-doubles (27)
  • Set the school’s first-ever triple-double with 19 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists against Coffeyville in November 2014
  • As a sophomore, averaged 18.7 points per game, 11.8 rebounds per game, 1.3 blocks per game, 5.0 assists per game, 3.6 steals per game

At John Paul College High School

  • Member of John Paul College High School team that won three straight national championships
  • Named Most Improved Sportsman

Other

  • Played on the Queensland U18 team that won three-straight Australian State Championship silver medals
  • In 2008 was on the New Zealand U17 national team
  • In 2013 played for the New Zealand national team, Tall Ferns
  • In 2015 played on the New Zealand national team

Personal

  • Parents are Ingrid and Brian Purcell
  • Born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Has three brothers and three sisters
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year

Sophmore Year

Junior Year 2015-2016

  • Finished her season at BYU with 18 double-doubles, the most by any BYU player in a season
  • Played the most minutes averaging 35.6 minutes of playing time; played all 40 minutes in 8 contests
  • Ranked first on the team in rebounds with 12.6 boards and in assists with a 4.7 average
  • Ranked third in scoring averaging 12.0 points per game 
  • In WCC games, ranked 1st in rebounding, assists, defensive rebounds and in minutes played
  • In WCC games, ranked fourth in offensive rebounds and tied for fifth place in blocked shots
  •  In WCC games, ranked sixth in field goal percentage and in steals
  • In WCC games, ranked eighth in assist/turnover ratio
  • In WCC games, ranked 14th in scoring
  • Scored in double figures in 21 games; had 3-plus assists in 21 games; had nine games with at least 3-plus steals; was the rebound leader in 27 games; was the assist leader in 14 contests
  • Had season and BYU career highs in points with 19; in rebounds with 24 (the 24 are second most in a game by a BYU player); in assists with nine; in steals with 6; and in blocks with 3
  • Became  BYU’s season record holder in total rebounds in a season with 416 boards
  • Named the 2016 WCC Newcomer of the Year
  • Named All-WCC Women’s Basketball First Team
  • Named to the 2016 WCC Championships All-Tournament Team
  • Was WCC Player of the Week three times
  • Named to the Tom Weston Classic All-Tournament Team
Senior Year 2016-2017

  • 2016-17 WCC Women’s Basketball First Team
  • 2016-17 WCC Women’s Basketball Defensive Player of the Year
  • Named WCC Player of the Week on 1/23/17 
  • Tallied 16th double-double on the year, last with 20 points and a game-best 16 rebounds vs. USD @ WCC Championships
  • Named to the All-Tournament Team at Maui Wahine Classic, recorded career highs in points with 21 vs. OSU ... second double-double of year with 10 rebounds
  • Named to the All-Tournament Team at UNM Thanksgiving Classic
  • Started in all games ... rebound leader on team and WCC with a 10.5 average ... team’s assist leader with 4.9 average ...  finished third in scoring with 12.7 ppg 
  • Team’s blocks leader with 42 for a 1.4 average
  • Was rebound leader in 22 games her senior year and 52 times in her career
  • Was the team’s assist leader in 19 games in 2016-17 and in 32 games overall
  • Ranks second all-time in career rebounds per game with a 12.4 average
  • Is tied for seventh all-time in career rebounds with 753 boards
  • Ranks 11th all-time in field goal percentage, .460, 322-700
  • Finished senior year ranked third nationally in defensive rebounds per game; 16th in rebounds per game; and 17th in rebounds
  • Finished tied for 17th place nationally in double doubles
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Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

Medical Redshirt Year



Career & Season Highs

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Free Throws Made {[{seasTopGameStats.ftm}]} {[{seasTopGameStats.ftmCounter}]} times, last was @ vs. {[{seasTopGameStats.ftmGameTitle}]} ({[{seasTopGameStats.ftmGame | date}]}) - {[{topGameStats.ftm}]} {[{topGameStats.ftmCounter}]} times, last was @ vs. {[{topGameStats.ftmGameTitle}]} ({[{topGameStats.ftmGame | date}]}) -
Free Throw Attempts {[{seasTopGameStats.fta}]} {[{seasTopGameStats.ftaCounter}]} times, last was @ vs. {[{seasTopGameStats.ftaGameTitle}]} ({[{seasTopGameStats.ftaGame | date}]}) - {[{topGameStats.fta}]} {[{topGameStats.ftaCounter}]} times, last was @ vs. {[{topGameStats.ftaGameTitle}]} ({[{topGameStats.ftaGame | date}]}) -
Offensive Rebounds {[{seasTopGameStats.or}]} {[{seasTopGameStats.orCounter}]} times, last was @ vs. {[{seasTopGameStats.orGameTitle}]} ({[{seasTopGameStats.orGame | date}]}) - {[{topGameStats.or}]} {[{topGameStats.orCounter}]} times, last was @ vs. {[{topGameStats.orGameTitle}]} ({[{topGameStats.orGame | date}]}) -
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Career & Season Stats

Year GP GS MIN AVG FG-FGA FG% 3P-3PA 3P% FT-FTA FT% OFF DEF REB AVG AST AVG BLK STL PF TO PTS AVG
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Opponent Date Result MIN FG-FGA FG% 3P-3PA 3P% FT-FTA FT% OFF DEF REB AST BLK STL PF TO PTS
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