HPU Women’s Basketball Adds Three Recruits

Posted by Press Release on December 11, 2013 at 1:37 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

HIGH POINT, N.C. – The High Point University women’s basketball team has signed three recruits to National Letters of Intent, head coach DeUnna Hendrix announced on Wednesday. The Panthers added two guards, Lydia Harvey and Kat Harris, as well as forward Kennedy Curie.

Harvey, a native of Fort Dodge, Iowa, will join HPU from Iowa Central Community College. Harris and Currie are both local products. Harris is from Charlotte, N.C. and New Hope Christian High School while Curie joins the Panthers from Dudley High School in Greensboro, N.C.

Harvey has started all 10 games for Iowa Central this season, helping the Tritons to a No. 17 national ranking and a 9-1 record. The 5-foot, 10-inch guard leads the team with 16.7 points per game while also averaging 6.5 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game. Harvey averaged 8.2 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 2.1 assists from her guard position last season at Iowa Central, helping lead the Tritons to the NJCAA National Tournament.

“Lydia brings size to our perimeter,” Hendrix said. “She is a rebounding guard who can shoot the three as well as create for her teammates. Most importantly, she brings a toughness that is unmatched. Her experience, leadership, and competitiveness at the junior college level will be instrumental in our success over the next few years.”

Harris is a 5-foot, 7-inch guard who leads New Hope Christian Academy with 11.6 points per game this season. The Phoenix are off to a 7-0 start on the year. Harris has scored over 1,000 points in her career for the Phoenix. She earned All-State honors as a freshman and has been named All-Conference, All-County and All-Tournament in her prep career.

“Kat has a great understanding for the game of basketball,” Hendrix said. “Her IQ along with her athleticism allows her to create for her teammates at the point guard position, as well as score In a variety of ways from the off guard position. Being part of a very successful high school program, Kat embraces the work and commitment it takes to develop individually and understands how to win as a team.”

The final member of the recruiting class is Currie, a 6-foot forward from Greensboro, N.C. Currie was an All-Conference selection out of Dudley High School last season. Curry also played for the Lady Phoenix Elite team that won an AAU National Championship last year.

“Kennedy’s ceiling for growth and development is extremely high,” Hendrix said. “She is already a deceptively good shot blocker and defensive presence. She can run the floor hard offensively and poses matchup problems in the post. Kennedy is a worker, who wants to get better and I’m excited to watch her develop over the next four years.”

Harvey, Harris and Curie will join the Panthers for the 2014-15 season. High Point is off to a 5-3 start this season with a win over Longwood in the Big South Conference opener.

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