20  Kaneshi Hart
Kaneshi Hart


Russellville, Ky.

High School:
Logan County





C-USA Academic Honor Roll (2001, 2002, 2003, 2005)

2002-03: Started 13 games and played in 28 during her junior season, averaging 3.3 points and 3.0 rebounds per game...Shot 58 percent from the floor...Added three blocks and 19 steals while adding some defensive stability in the center of the Lady Tiger defense...Had back-to-back career outings with 10 points, first against South Florida (Feb. 7), then again two nights later against UAB...Also had a season-best seven rebounds against UAB...Had four steals against Arkansas-Pine Bluff...Averaged 13.5 minutes per game during the season...Opted to graduate following her junior season and spent a year working and serving as a color commentator during home Lady Tiger games for WUMR radio with Jeff Brightwell.

2001-02: Played a reserve role last season as a sophomore, averaging 8.7 minutes in her 27 games played...Showed vast improvement in her game in just her second season as a Lady Tiger...Set new career highs in every individual cattery...Has struggled throughout her career with chronic knee problems, but typically is a play-maker when seeing minutes on the floor...Consistent shooter from the field, hitting 63 percent of her field-goal attempts...Averaged 2.8 points and 1.9 rebounds in her limited action...Played 10 or more minutes in nine games, including a career-high 24 minutes against UAB...Was 5-of-7 from the field and hauled in four rebounds in best game of the season against the Lady Blazers...Scored five or more points in six games...Hauled in at least one rebound in 17 games.

2000-01: Played sparingly throughout the season while battling various injuries...Played in just 11 games, averaging 4.8 minutes per contest...Scored 15 points and pulled down seven rebounds in limited action...Also totaled a blocked shot and four steals...Scored a basket in four of the 11 games she played in...Was 2-of-2 on the free-throw line against UALR...Scored a season-best five points against East Tennessee State...Played a season-high 14 minutes versus ETSU... Named to the Tiger Academic 30 for the 2000 fall and spring semesters.

High School: Four-year letterwinner for Coach Sean Pigman...Scored 568 points as a senior, for an average of 18.6 points per game...Scored a career high 30 points against both Franklin Simpson HS and Christian County HS last season...Averaged 9.3 boards a game, including a career high 12 rebounds that she pulled down against Greenwood...Shot 59-percent from the field in her final prep season while leading the Cougars to an 18-9 record and a district championship...Received numerous honors as a senior, including honorable mention all-state, first-team all-region, regional all-tournament team and district all-tournament team...Honored as the Kentucky High School Female Academic-Athlete of the Year for 2000...Also ran track at LCHS for three years and was a member of the cheerleading squad for a season...Placed first in the triple jump in 1998 and was honored with the cheerleading spirit award in 2000...Maintained a 4.0 grade point average and was active as the student council president...Elected "Miss LCHS" by the school student body...Was a member of the Kentucky All-Star High School Basketball team in 2000 and played against the Indiana All-Star Team twice as one of the 12 female student-athletes selected.

Personal: Born on June 28, 1982 in New Orleans, La...Daughter of Raymond and Katherine Hart...Graduated with her bachelor's degree in business following her junior year at Memphis...Is engaged to former Tiger football player Jimond Pugh...Lists Sydney, Australia as a city she would like to visit...Says Fitness is her favorite magazine...Picks The Best Man and The Lion King as two movies she could watch over and over...Her motto is "God will never put more on me than I can bear"...Says she looks for friends who are loyal, honest and trustworthy...Admits that failure is her biggest fear...Figures that her proudest moment was realizing at a young age that her parents do know best and that she should listen to their wisdom...Wishes she could move more involved with the Humane Society because she has a deep love for animals of the earth...Says that her parents are her heroes because they live Christ-like lives and they stand solid on their beliefs and morals.

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