Kelly Miller, was born on September 6, 1978 in Rochester, Minnesota. She is the identical twin sister of WNBA player Colleeen ‘Coco’ Miller. Their parents are Marv and Kathy Miller.
Kelly played basketball with her sister at Mayo High School in Rochester, Minnesota. The twins helped their school go 27-0 and win the Minnesota state’s class 4A championship.
The twins went to the University of Georgia, where they both majored in biology and won a series of awards, including the James E. Sullivan Award, given to the nation’s top amateur athlete, awarded in 1999. They became the first pair of twins to earn the award.
Kelly ranked second in points among University of Georgia women players with 2,177; second in assists with 639; fourth in steals with 379 and tenth in rebounds with 711. She is the only player in UGA women’s basketball to rank among the top ten in points, assists, steals and rebounds. She became the third player in that university’s history to pass over 2,000 points, and the third player in the Southeastern Conference’s (SEC) history to garner “Player of the Week” awards three weeks in a row.
In 2001, both Coco and Kelly entered the WNBA Draft. Kelly was selected by the Charlotte Sting 2nd overall in the 1st round, where she averaged 4.6 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game in her rookie year.
Kelly spent three seasons as a utility player with the Sting team before getting traded to the Indiana Fever prior to the 2004 season. After the end of the 2005 season, Kelly was traded to the Phoenix Mercury, in exchange for Anna DeForge. In 2009, she was traded to the Minnesota Lynx along with LaToya Pringle for Nicole Ohlde.