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Kinya Lennix
Kinya Lennix

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
LaPlace, La.

High School:
East St. John

Height:
5-9

Position:
Guard

Experience:
3L


2003-04: Saw action in 23 games, earning a start against Oregon State... Averaged 3.5 points and 1.5 rebounds... Posted three blocks for the third straight season... Had a breakout game in the season opener, posting 14 points on 7-of-9 shooting, six rebounds, a blocked shot and a steal against UL Monroe... Followed that with 11 points, four assists and three rebounds against Oregon State in her only start of the year... Scored eight points and grabbed three rebounds in the home win over Nicholls State... Finished the season as one of three Wave players with more assists than turnovers... Was a perfect 4-of-4 from the free throw line as part of a six-point performance against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

2002-03: Played in 16 games, starting the first five of the season... Recorded three blocks on the season... Started the season with two points in the road win over James Madison... Added three points at Oregon State... Played a season-high 14 minutes in the win at Portland, scoring two points and grabbing three rebounds... Pulled down a season-best five rebounds in the win over Alabama State in Fogelman Arena... Scored two points in the home win over Conference USA rival Southern Miss... Grabbed two rebounds in the home win over Memphis... Scored three points in the road win over South Florida in Tampa on Valentines' Day.

2001-02: Earned a spot on the Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll... Saw action in 24 games as a true freshman... Averaged 1.7 points and 1.1 rebounds... Started the season with six points and a steal in the win over High Point... Followed that with four points, two rebounds, an assist and a pair of steals against UPR-Mayaguez in the first round of the San Juan Shootout... Scored a career-high seven points and pulled down two rebounds while also recording her first career blocked shot in the win over McNeese State... Had two points, three rebounds, one assist, one blocked shot and two steals against Buffalo in the first round of the DoubleTree Classic... Also had two points and three rebounds against Southern Miss at home to begin Conference USA play... Added five points and three rebounds in the road game at Southern Miss... Played a season-high 21 minutes against Charlotte, finishing with two points, three rebounds, an assist and a steal... Pulled down a career-high four rebounds against UAB in the first round of the Conference USA Tournament... Followed that with three points and a rebound in the win over host DePaul in the second round of the league tournament... Saw action in both NCAA Tournament games, scoring a free throw against No. 18 Colorado State in the first round.

Prep: Played four seasons at East St. John High School in LaPlace, La... Ranked as the 71st-best prep prospect in the Class of 2001 by the All-Star Girls Report... Among the Top 15 combo guards listed... Invited to the Nike All-America camp... Named the 5A state MVP as a senior... Also named Metro, District and River Parishes MVP... Helped lead East St. John to the 5A runner-up spot in the state tournament... Was also named to the Academic All-State team as a senior... Scored 2,255 points in her career... Helped lead the Wildcats to 113 wins as a starter... Was an honorable mention All-State pick as a junior... Served as team captain as a senior... Named River Parishes Most Valuable Player in 1999... Was also an All-Metro selection in 1999... Helped lead East St. John to three staight district titles... Three-time All-River Parish selection... Three-time all-district choice... Had become the school's all-time leading scorer by the end of her junior year... Helped lead the Domino's AAU team to a 12th-place national finish as a freshman.

Personal: Kinya N. Lennix was born July 7, 1983 in New Orleans, La... The daughter of Tyrone Lennix and Joyce Watkins... The oldest of four children - has twin sisters Lashona and Tashona and a brother Joshua... One cousin is current Tulane football player Roydell Williams...