22  Kelly Herron
Kelly Herron

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Millington, Tenn.

High School:
Millington HS

Height:
5-9

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
01/18/1979

Experience:
3L

Major:
Exercise Science


Junior (1999-2000): Has been one of biggest outside shooting threats on the squad for the last three years...Ranked second on the team, hitting 24 treys as a junior..Ran into a shooting slump at mid-season and posted 14 straight games without a three pointer...Answered that slump with a season-high four three pointers against UNC Charlotte in the C-USA Tournament...Hit eight treys in the last six games...Started 13 of 30 games, averaging 15 minutes per contest...Ranked fourth on the team in assists with 45...Top free-throw shooter, hitting 74.2 percent of shots from the line...Was perfect from the free-throw line in seven games...Ranked ninth in scoring with 4.7 points per game...Also totaled 41 rebounds, eight blocked shots and 29 steals...Scored in double figures in seven games, including a season-best 18 points in Lady Tiger Classic against Providence College. Sophomore (1998-99): Started all 32 games as a sophomore, after starting just six games in her initial season with the Lady Tigers...Third on the squad in playing time, averaging 25.3 minutes a contest...One of the biggest outside threats for the Lady Tigers, hitting a team-leading 47 three pointers...Named to the Georgia State Invitational all-tournament team after hitting three treys late in the second half against Georgia Southern to help Memphis recover from a 21-point deficit with less than nine minutes to play...Started the season off strong, scoring a career-high 20 points in the season opener against Ole Miss...Helped the Lady Tigers to a second round WNIT victory with 18 points, six rebounds, two assists, two steals and a blocked shot against UT-Martin...Hit at least one three pointer in all but eight games this season...Ranks third all-time in treys with 93 made and 261 attempted...Averaged 10.8 points and 3.7 rebounds in her last six games...One of the squad's most consistent freee-throw shooters, hitting 43 of her 60 shots (.717) from the charity stripe...Improved tremendously in her scoring from her freshman year, averaging 9.0 points as a sophomore, compared to 5.6 points a contest in her initial season with the Lady Tigers...Finished the year second on the team in assists with 96 and third in blocked shots with eight....Honored as a Tiger Academic 30 for the Fall 1998 semester with a 3.53 gpa....Voted the Most Improved Player on the squad at the end of the season. Freshman (1997-98): Saw more playing time than any other freshman on the team, averaging 16.4 minutes a contest...Played in all 30 games, starting in six...Scored a career high 18 points against then-24th ranked Tulane...Ranked sixth on the squad in scoring with 5.6 points per game...Hit five treys against South Florida in the C-USA tournament...Is the purest three point shooter on the team...Second behind LaTonya Johnson in total three point makes with 36...Has seen time at the shooting guard positon but can also play small forward. At Millington High School:Played for coach Kevin McMillan at Millington High School...Was a four-year letterwinner on the basketball court ... Also lettered in soccer for four years, as well as softball and cross country for a year...Led her Millington High team to the district championship her sophomore, junior and senior seasons...Led her team to the championship of the Lovelady, Texas Tournament...Posted a 34-4 record her senior season...Averaged 16 points, five rebounds, 4.5 assists and two steals per contest in her final prep season...Her play on the hardwood earned her first team all-state honors, as well as being named a finalist for Miss Basketball in the state of Tennessee...Was also an all-district performer and an AAU all-American following her senior campaign...For her career she averaged 15 points, four assists and five rebounds ... Holds the school record for most three-pointers in a game at Millington High school with 10 treys...Following her senior season, she was awarded with the U.S. Army Reserve National Scholar-Athlete Award...Also named a TSSAA Scholar Athlete...Best game of her career came against arch-rival Dyersburg High School when she scored 26 points and handed out eight assists ...Against Elsix, Texas she scored 15 points, seven rebounds, five assists and was a perfect six-for-six from the free throw line. Personal: Full name is Kelly Brooke Herron...Daughter of John and Sharon Herron...Born January 18, 1979...Majoring in exercise science at The U of M...Has one sister, Kim Herron Hays (29) and two brothers; John (27) and Chris (15).

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