33  Charity Egenti
Charity Egenti


Lagos, Nigeria

High School:
John Curtis (New Orleans)






2002-03:Saw limited action for the Lady Tigers as a freshman behind starting senior center Shannon Hamp...Played in nine games for an average of 5.0 minutes per game...Highlight of season was her four points and three rebounds in 11 minutes of action against Tennessee State...Also hauled in three rebounds against New Mexico...Is expected to see increased action in 2003-04 with the graduations of Shannon Hamp and Kaneshi Hart.

High School:Has one of the most unique backgrounds of any Lady Tiger the last few years...Originally from Lagos, Nigeria where her mother currently lives...Moved to Houston, Texas as a seventh grader, but was placed in the ninth grade as a 13-year-old because of her academic success...Moved to New Orleans, La., with her father in 2000 to attend John Curtis High School...Ineligible at John Curtis because of transcript problems, but appealed decision and finally cleared to play in the state tournament her senior season...True basketball experience gained from AAU Kenner (La.) Angels team under coach Alan Frey...Egenti led the Angels to a fourth-place finish in the 15-and-under tournament in Oklahoma City in the summer of 2001 after averaging eight points and six rebounds per game...Kenner Angels is same squad that former Lady Tiger standout guard Nicole Murry played for.

Personal:Born April 30, 1985 in Lagos, Nigeria...Daughter of Nelly and Ike Raphael...Majoring in communications and minoring in marketing...Says Brazil is a country she would like to explore...Lists Remember the Titans and Breakfast at Tiffany's as movies she could watch over and over...Her motto is "People get what they deserve"...Ranks her proudest moment as the day she received a scholarship to Memphis...Lists her biggest fear as not being successful in life...Her sister is her hero because she has been a mother figure ever since she left home.

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