Women's Basketball

TionnaHerron

  • position Center
  • height 6-4
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown DeSoto, Texas

Nicknamed “Tree” because of her elite size … Skilled, smooth, physical post that is going to immediately be a difference maker for Kentucky … Can score underneath with ease and also is a superb rim defender … Comes from a program that produces a lot of division I prospects and has a winning pedigree … Chose Kentucky over Louisville, Ole Miss, Arizona, Florida State and Florida.

High School
A four-star prospect by ESPN.com, ranked as the 11th-best post and 69th overall player in the 2022 class … Evaluated in June of 2020 at the Yellow Rose of Texas event by ESPN as a “athletic front-court prospect impacts in the low-post; footwork, rises over the defense and delivers in traffic; a defensive stopper, shot blocker; mobile in transition game; a stock-riser in the class of 2022” … Helped her team repeat as state champions in 2022 with a 35-2 record … Earned District 11-6A Tri-MVP and all-district honors … Helped DeSoto go 28-2 her junior season and win the Texas Class 6A State Championship … The impressive season led DeSoto to be ranked preseason No. 1 in the 2021-22 Preseason MaxPreps Top 25 … Was named a Texas Association of Basketball Coaches All-State selection last season averaging 12 points, eight rebounds and three blocks per game … Plays on a high school team with several other division I prospects … Chose Kentucky over Louisville, Ole Miss, Arizona, Florida State and Florida.

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