Kelsey Plum is an American pro basketball player for the Women's National Basketball Association team Las Vegas Aces (WNBA). In 2022, she was named to the All-WNBA First Team for the first time and was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) in her first WNBA All-Star Game.
That same year, she won the WNBA championship. She also won a gold medal at the 2020 Summer Olympics in the women's 3×3 basketball event.
She went to La Jolla Country Day School in San Diego to finish high school. Plum attended the University of Washington and participated in basketball for the Huskies. On February 25, 2017, Plum scored a career-high 57 points on her team's senior night. She made 19 of 28 shots, which contributed to her breaking the NCAA Division I scoring record with 3,338 points.
On March 20, 2017, with 1,080 points in a single season, Plum broke the NCAA record. She was selected as the first overall choice in the 2017 WNBA Draft by the San Antonio Stars. She had recently graduated from the University of Washington. She was named the sixth WNBA Player of the Year in 2021.
Early Years and Education
Kelsey Christine Plum was born in the United States, in Poway, on August 24, 1994. Plum is Katie and Jim Plum's daughter. Her mother was a good volleyball player at the University of California, Davis. Her father was an All-American high school football player in La Mesa, California.
He later played football and baseball for San Diego State University. Plum possesses two older sisters and a younger brother. Both of her sisters, like their mother, played volleyball. Kaitlyn, her eldest sister, played volleyball for the University of California, Davis, while Lauren played for both the University of Oregon and the United States Junior National Team.
The younger Daniel played football at UC Davis. Kelsey began playing volleyball and accomplished well in the junior division of USA Volleyball. She picked La Jolla Country Day School over Poway High School, which her sisters had attended, and basketball over volleyball. In high school, Candice Wiggins played for La Jolla Country Day School.
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Is Kelsey Plum Gay?
No, Kelsey Plum is Not Gay and Her Sexual Orientation is Straight. Still, there have been rumours and guesses that she is either gay or a lesbian. But they don't have any proof or facts to back up their claims.
There are also rumours that Plum is living happily with a man named Josh and that they are married. Kelsey Plum cleared up rumours about her relationship status and her husband on Twitter earlier this year. She stated that she is single and has never been married. Plum also says that she does not have a boyfriend named Josh.
Kelsey tweeted on May 24, 2022, “I don't know where it came from, but let's clear the air: I'm not married and I've never been married. Still, I'd love to meet this mysterious man.
Several news stories have wrongly said that Plum is married to a man named Josh, but they haven't said anything else about their relationship or who this mystery man Josh is.
There have also been rumours that the two of them were high school sweethearts, but the Aces star has denied this.
A lot of jokes have been made about Kelsey Plum's tweet about her rumoured husband.
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Is Kelsey Plum Dating D'Angelo Russell?
Some people said that Plum and D'Angelo Russell were dating. Russell also works as a professional basketball player in the United States. On May 25, 2019, they were seen with each other at Protein House in Sin City having a good time on the weekend.
They were acting like a couple when they were seen. They also follow each other on each other's official Instagram accounts. Every time they were seen together, they were having a good time. They were seen together right after D'Angelo Russel's relationship with Gabby Engersgaard ended.