Kristina King

#13 Kristina King

F | Sr. | 6-3 | Mebane, N.C. | New Hope Christian Academy/Gulf Coast State

2016-17 (Junior)

  • Played in 35 games and started twice (at TCU, Dec. 29 and at Kansas State, Jan. 1) in her first season at WVU
  • Capped her junior season with 224 points (6.4 ppg), 160 rebounds (4.6 rpg), 27 steals (0.8 spg), 24 assists (0.7 spg) and 22 blocks (0.6 bpg)
  • Netted 10 double-figure scoring games and one double-double
  • Tallied double-digit scoring in seven consecutive games from Nov. 30 to Jan. 1
  • Tied for 13th in the Big 12 with 2.0 offensive rebounds per game
  • Led WVU in rebounding three times: 9 vs. Ole Miss (Dec. 4), 10 vs. Mount St. Mary’s (Dec. 21) and 7, at Texas (Jan. 29)
  • Paced the Mountaineers in scoring twice: 16 points vs. Ole Miss (Dec. 4) and 16 vs. USC Upstate (Dec. 10)  
  • Scored a season-high 16 points three times: East Carolina (Nov. 23), Ole Miss (Dec. 4) and USC Upstate (Dec. 10)
  • Matched a season-best seven field goals three times: Morehead State (Nov. 30), USC Upstate (Dec. 10) and Mount St. Mary’s (Dec. 21)
  • Finished perfect from the field four times: Kansas State (Feb. 15), at Oklahoma State (Feb. 25), vs. Oklahoma (March 4) and vs. Elon (March 17)
  • Collected two or more steals in eight games during the season
  • Made her WVU debut vs. Charleston Southern (Nov. 12), scoring eight points and grabbing three rebounds in 19 minutes 
  • Tied a season-high 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds in the win over East Carolina (Nov. 23)
  • Dished out a season-high four assists in the win over Morehead State (Nov. 30)
  • Led WVU by matching a season-high with 16 points, grabbing nine rebounds and recording a season-high four blocks against Ole Miss (Dec. 4)
  • Again matched season-highs with 16 points and nine rebounds in the win over USC Upstate (Dec. 10)
  • Registered first double-double at WVU with 14 points and 10 rebounds against Mount St. Mary’s (Dec. 21)
  • Tallied 14 points and grabbed five rebounds in a season-high 38 minutes played at TCU (Dec. 29) 
  • Made a critical 3-of-3 from the field and finished with six points in the fourth quarter to help WVU upset No. 24-ranked Kansas State (Feb. 15)
  • Tallied 13 points, grabbed five rebounds and went 6-of-7 from the field (85.7%) against Kansas (Feb. 27)
  • Corralled five rebounds in nine minutes in the Big 12 Championship final vs. Baylor (March 6)
  • Made 3-of-3 from the field for six points and three boards vs. Elon in the NCAA Championship First Round (March 17)

2015-16 (Sophomore) - Gulf Coast State College

  • Ranked as the nation’s top junior college player by Dan Olson of the Collegiate Girls Basketball Report
  • Tabbed the 2016 Spalding National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division Women’s Basketball Player of the Year and selected as First Team All-American
  • 2016 Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Junior/Community College Player of the Year and First Team All-American
  • Panhandle All-Conference Team honoree
  • FCSAA/NJCAA Region VIII All-Tournament Team
  • Compiled a 54.2 field goal percentage and led Gulf Coast State with 19.1 points per game
  • Averaged 8.8 rebounds and 2.1 steals per game as a senior  
  • Led Gulf Coast State to a 32-1 mark and the program’s fourth national championship
  • NJCAA Co-Tournament MVP after tallying an average of 20.7 points, 9.3 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game
  • Recorded 13 points and 13 rebounds in Gulf Coast State’s 63-47 win over Trinity Valley in the national title game
  • Named to the 2015 WBCA Junior/Community College Coaches’ All-America team
  • Averaged 15 points, 12.6 rebounds and shot a team-best 48.7 percent from the field as a freshman at Gulf Coast State
  • Participated in the 2015 NJCAA Women’s Basketball All-Star Game

2014-15 (Freshman) - Gulf Coast State College

  • Panhandle All-Conference Team honoree
  • FCSAA/NJCAA Region VIII All-Tournament Team

High School

  • Originally signed with West Virginia in November 2013 coming out of New Hope Christian Academy in Thomasville, North Carolina
  • Rated as a four-star prospect by ESPN HoopGurlz, ranking her as the No. 8 overall in her position group
  • Rated as the No. 73 best player by All-Star Girl’s Report in 2013
  • Averaged 8.9 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game as a high school junior
  • Blocked 46 shots and grabbed 79 steals during her junior campaign
  • Named a North Carolina nominee for the 2014 McDonald’s All-American game
  • Played AAU basketball for the Lady Phoenix Elite in North Carolina


  • Daughter of Kimberly Yellock  
  • Has one brother  
  • Birthday is December 2  
  • Majoring in multidisciplinary studies
  • Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll
  • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll 
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