FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The Nova Southeastern women’s basketball team welcomes another new face to the 2020-21 squad with the addition of UT Martin redshirt-sophomore transfer Kyarrah Grant. The 5-7 guard marks the eighth recruit brought in by head coach LeAnn Freeland Curry and company.
“Kyarrah is a very skilled guard with great three-point range and a very high basketball IQ,” described Freeland-Curry. “Her endurance is evident when watching her compete and she is a relentless competitor. She demonstrates a willingness to be a team player on the floor and knows how to make her team better in order to win big games.”
Grant played her freshman season for the Skyhawks before redshirting in 2019-20. During her freshman campaign, she played in 18 games averaging 1.9 points, 0.3 rebounds, 0.5 assists and 0.4 steals in 5.7 minutes per game. She tallied 35 points, six rebounds, nine assists and eight steals over the season, with a season-high nine points coming from a game against Alabama Huntsville (Dec. 19, 2018).
In high school, Grant led the Choctaw Central Warriors to back-to-back Mississippi 3A state championships with a combined record of 65-4 during her two final seasons. She averaged 8.0 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game as a senior, including a game-high 20 points in the state championship game. Grant was named to the 2017-18 Clarion Ledger girls’ basketball Dandy Dozen and 2018 Premier Preps of East Mississippi team, and was a four-time all-region selection. She played in the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star game and was ranked as a three-star guard by ESPN with a scout grade of 88 and as the 92nd-best off guard in the nation.
“Kyarrah excels in the classroom as a Biology major and plans to pursue an advanced degree in the medical field and has a special interest in physiatry,” explained Freeland-Curry. “Our coaching staff and players are excited to announce Kyarrah Grant is a Shark.”