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Nadira Eltayeb - Women's Basketball - Kansas Jayhawks

Nadira Eltayeb

Position Center
Height 6-4
Class Senior
Hometown Seattle, Wash.
High School Thomas Jefferson HS

2023-24 (Redshirt)
Received a medical redshirt after missing the entire 2023-24 season due to injury.

2022-23 (Junior) 
Appeared in 33 games as a reserve, averaging 5.9 minutes per gameRecorded a season-high 5 points on three occasions, against Wichita State (Dec. 11), at Iowa State (Jan. 21) and home versus Iowa State (March 1)…Had a career-high six rebounds against UTRGV (Nov. 20), when she also blocked a season-high two shots…Averaged 1.3 points and 2.3 rebounds per game for the year…Finished with 42 points and 75 rebounds on the season…Also totaled nine blocked shots, four assists and one steal. 

2021-22 (Sophomore)
Made 25 reserve appearances during her first year at Kansas, averaging 6.8 minutes per game…Averaged 1.9 rebounds and 1.2 points per game with eight blocked shots…Scored a career-high nine points at TCU (Jan. 10)…Had a season-best four rebounds in four different games.

Prior to Kansas
Played the 2020-21 season at Eastern Arizona College…Appeared in 20 games, making 13 starts…Shot 53.9 percent from the field and 55.3 percent from the free throw line…Pulled down 118 rebounds, an average of 5.9 per game…Scored 131 points, an average of 6.5 per game…All-Academic Team NJCAA…2021 Division and Conference Champions

High School
Attended Thomas Jefferson High School…Played basketball and earned several letters under head coach Frank Parker…Broke school’s rebounding record in a game with 23 rebounds… Second Team All-Conference, Most Improved Player, First Team All-Conference and Athlete of the Week on multiple occasions…Honor roll member.

Daughter of Mohamed and Tanya Eltayeb…Has three siblings, two brother – Abdel and Mohamed and one sister Zaire…Plans to major in biology, pre-med.