Women's Basketball

NyahLeveretter

  • position Forward
  • height 6-3
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Blythewood, S.C.
  • High school Westwood HS
  • Major Pre-Journalism

Strong, tall, athletic forward that was the perfect frontcourt prospect for Kentucky … Star volleyball player in high school as well, with over 700 career kills, adding 577 career blocks and 53 career aces over her four-year career … Picked Kentucky over Florida and Clemson, among others.

  • NCAA DI Women’s Basketball Student-Athlete Engagement Group appointee (2023-24)
  • UK SAAC Vice President (2023-24)
  • Nike, Inc. intern in New York City (Summer 2023)
  • CSC Academic All-District Team (2022-23)
  • SEC Academic Honor Roll (2021, 2022, 2023)
  • SEC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Leadership Council (2022-23, 2023-24)
  • Frank G. Ham Society of Character (2022-23)

2022-23 (Junior)
Played in 26 games and made 21 starts during the season … She averaged 2.5 points per game and 3.9 rebounds per game in 19.9 minutes per game … She also combined for 15 blocks, 10 steals and six assists on the season … Led Kentucky in blocks in seven games this season and in rebounds in five games this season … Sustained a torn ACL at Vanderbilt, keeping her out for the remainder of the season … Recorded seven rebounds against Georgia, adding a career-high three assists and two points … Had a career-high tying eight points and six rebounds against Missouri, adding a block … Had a career-high 11 rebounds against Auburn, adding five points … Grabbed four rebounds and made two steals at Florida … Had a few momentum changing plays against then-No. 1/1 South Carolina, which included a block and a steal, adding two points in the game … Grabbed five rebounds against then-No. 7/6 LSU, adding three points and a steal … Recorded two points and two blocks in less than 13 minutes at Georgia … Had nine rebounds against then-No. 24/23 Arkansas, adding five points, a steal and a block … Grabbed seven rebounds at Missouri, adding two points, one steal and one block … Recorded six points and eight rebounds against then-NR/RV FGCU, adding two blocks … Returned to the starting lineup against Murray State, recording five rebounds, two blocks, two points and a steal … Had six rebounds against then-RV/No. 24 Louisville, adding three points … Came off the bench for the first time on the season against then-No. 14/14 Virginia Tech in the Bahamas, recording two points, four rebounds, an assist, a steal and a block … Had four rebounds, two assists and two blocks against Coastal Carolina … Scored eight points in season opener against Radford, adding seven boards.

2021-22 (Sophomore)
Played in 25 games with 11 starts during the season … Averaged 2.2 points and 2.6 rebounds per game with 17 blocks … Missed the first month of the season with a non-COVID related illness … Returned for the Cats against West Virginia, notching four rebounds … Played 30 minutes against Florida … Played a career-high 37 minutes against Vanderbilt and earned her first career start … Scored seven points against VU, going 3-of-3 from the field and added five rebounds and a career-best six blocks … Earned a career-high in points (eight), steals (three) and defensive rebounds (six) and a season high in total rebound (seven), free throws made (two) and field goals made (three) against Alabama … Made a career high four free throws and two assists against Auburn … Had four points and five rebounds in SEC Tournament opener vs. Mississippi State.

2020-21 (Freshman)
Played 14 games, averaging 6.7 minutes per game … In her collegiate debut against Murray State, recorded five boards and two blocks in 17 minutes … Led Kentucky against Marshall, grabbing a career-high eight boards … Scored a career-high seven points and recorded a career-high nine rebounds against Wofford.

High School
A four-star prospect according to ProspectsNation.com and ESPN.com, which ranks her as the 20th best forward in the class … A top-100 player in the class, according to ESPN.com, which describes her as an “athletic-4 with superior length and wingspan that competes on the glass and scores in traffic; rebounds and initiates the fast break, stretches the defense to the arc and is a versatile defender” … Was named an all-state performer by the South Carolina Basketball Coaches Association after completing a decorated high school career at Westwood High School … Had her best season as a senior, averaging 13.3 points per game and 11.0 rebounds per game while earning 1.1 blocks per game … Scored over 1,000 career points, hit 44 percent from the field as a senior and had a career field-goal percentage of 45 percent … Was a McDonald’s All-American Game nominee in 2020 … Named to the South Carolina Basketball Coaches Association AAAA All-State Team in 2019 after averaging 11.9 points, 9.8 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game … Scored over 350 points as a junior hitting 44 percent from the field, including 13 3-pointers and 68 percent from the free-throw line … Led Westwood to the AAAA State Tournament Final Four two seasons … Impressive sophomore season averaging 11.0 points, 9.7 rebounds and 3.1 blocks per game … Hit 50 percent from the field as a sophomore, scoring nearly 300 points … Saw significant varsity time as a freshman averaging 7.2 points, 9.7 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game … Was a 1,000-point scorer for her high school, surpassing the total her senior season.

Personal
Place of Birth: Fort Campbell Miliary Base (Kentucky/Tennessee border) … Parent(s): Barry and Simquita Leveretter … Siblings: Has one brother Nicholas … Shooting Hand: Right … Major: Pre-Journalism

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