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Kamilla Cardoso

  • position Center
  • height 6-7
  • class Junior
  • Hometown Montes Claros, Brazil
  • Previous School Syracuse
  • High school Hamilton Heights Christian Academy (Tenn.)
  • position Center
  • height 6-7
  • class Junior
  • Hometown Montes Claros, Brazil
  • Previous School Syracuse
  • High school Hamilton Heights Christian Academy (Tenn.)

Kamilla Cardoso Bio


At South Carolina
SEC Academic Honor Roll (2022)

At Syracuse (2020-21)
ACC co-Defensive Player of the Year
ACC Freshman of the Year
All-ACC First Team
ACC All-Defensive Team
ACC All-Freshman Team

High School
McDonald’s All-America (2020)
WBCA All-America (2020)
Jordan Brand Classic (2020)

International (Brazil)
2022 FIBA South America Championships, gold medal
2022 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tourn. (Serbia), All-Star 5
2021 FIBA AmeriCup, bronze medal

Bio Information

Sophomore Year (2021-22)

  • Part of first team in program history to be ranked No 1 in both the AP and the USA Today Coaches’ Polls every week of the season and program’s second National Championship
  • Missed five games due to competing with Brazil in FIBA World Cup qualifying (Feb. 10-13), injury (Feb. 17, Feb. 27) and health and safety protocols (Jan. 6)
  • Ranked ninth in the SEC in blocks per game (1.44)
  • Led the team in rebounding twice and posted two double-doubles on the season
  • Driving force in NCAA Tournament win over Miami (Mar. 20), converting three three-point plays, including on back-to-back possessions in the fourth quarter after the lead had narrowed to 10 points.
  • Returned to action vs. #12/8 Tennessee (Feb. 20) adding eight rebounds, two assists and two blocks in 19 minutes
  • Posted big second quarter vs. Alabama (Feb. 3) with eight rebounds, three blocked shots and six points in the period
  • Had perhaps her best all-around game at South Carolina, hitting 7-of-9 shots for 14 points to go with eight rebounds in 20 minutes off the bench at Missouri (Dec. 30)
  • Helped hold Kansas St. (Dec. 3) to just seven field goals in the first half, totaling six rebounds and three blocked shots in 12 minutes of action in the opening 20 minutes en route to her second double-double of the season
  • Scored the first field goal of the fourth quarter against #2/2 UConn (Nov. 22) to continue a 7-0 run that broke the last tie of the game and grabbed three of her six rebounds in that period to seal the victory
  • Needed just 16 minutes to record her first double-double as a Gamecock against Buffalo (Nov. 20) with 10 rebounds to go with 12 points, including four during a 7-2 third-quarter run that turned back Buffalo momentum … also set a career high with six assists

Freshman Year at Syracuse (2020-21)

  • Became the first in program history to earn ACC Freshman of the Year honors, adding league co-Defensive Player of the Year and All-ACC First Team honors to her resume as well
  • Ranked 16th in the ACC in scoring (13.6), ninth in rebounding (8.0), second in field goal percentage (.576) and led the team in blocks per game (2.7)
  • Posted five double-doubles and 20 double-digit scoring games, including three 20-point outings
  • Helped team to NCAA Tournament second round and a fourth-place finish in the ACC
  • Scored the game winner on a putback against Florida State in the ACC Tournament quarterfinal

High School

  • Ranked the No. 1 center and No. 5 overall player in the Class of 2020
  • Earned McDonald’s All-America stats after averaging 24.1 points, 15.8 rebounds and 9.2 blocks as a senior
  • Played four seasons at Hamilton Heights Christian Academy in Chattanooga, Tenn., after moving to the U.S. when she was 15 years old


  • Daughter of Janete Soares … has one sister
  • Majoring in psychology