|High School:||Kendrick HS|
Junior season (2009-10)
Stepped into a starting role on the season, starting 29 of UNCG’s 30 games … started the first 26 games before giving way to senior Dee Corbett on Senior Night … averaged career bests in scoring and rebounding with 6.6 points and 3.3 rebounds per game … turned in a career-best 10 double-figure scoring games … had a career-high 23 points vs. Georgia Southern on Jan. 25 … hit a career-best four 3-pointers in that game … developed an outside game to complement her post presence, as she hit a career-best 21 3-pointers on the season despite entering her junior year with just seven made 3s in her career … shot a career-best 71.4 percent from the free throw line (20-for-28) … her 12 blocked shots matched the dozen she posted as a sophomore … also had a career-high 25 steals on the season … scored 12 points against top-seeded Chattanooga at the Southern Conference Championship (3/5) … had what was then a career-high 14 points against Morgan State in the season-opener on Nov. 14 … pulled down a season-best eight rebounds against North Carolina Central on Dec. 16 … earned the team’s Unsung Hero award.
Sophomore season (2008-09)
Saw action in 30 games with the first five starts of her career … averaged 3.0 points and 2.8 rebounds in 21.9 minutes per game … started the first two games of the season, against Virginia Tech (Nov. 14) and Wake Forest (Nov. 17) … also had back-to-back starts in late January against College of Charleston (Jan. 26) and Chattanooga (Jan. 31) … scored a then-career-high 11 points at Elon on Dec. 2, including a pair of free throws with 19 seconds left to put UNCG up by two possessions … also had six boards in that contest, including a big offensive rebound with 31 seconds left that led to her free throws … had a career-best 10 rebounds against Wofford on Jan. 19 … scored eight points three times, at UC Irvine (Dec. 21), at Appalachian State (Jan. 12) and at College of Charleston (Jan. 26) … also had a career-high four assists in the game against the Mountaineers … had a solid game against Samford in the Southern Conference tournament on March 6, notching seven points, six rebounds and two blocked shots … Shot 35.7 percent from 3-point range on the season, going 5-for-14 … posted career bests in points, rebounds, steals, blocked shots and assists on the season … blocked 12 shots on the season and has had four games with two blocks.
Freshman season (2007-08)
Averaged 1.8 points and 1.6 rebounds in 29 games … played 13.1 minutes per game … had a career night against Wofford on Feb. 28 with then-career highs in points (five), steals (steals), blocks (two) and minutes played (25) … showed some range, knocking down two 3-pointers on the season … tallied four games with four or more rebounds … was 3-of-4 from the free throw line against Chowan on Dec. 28 for a season-high .750 percent … recorded two field goals on five occasions.
Played four years at Kendrick High School in Columbus, Ga., for coach Sterling Hicks … tallied 238 points, 195 rebounds, 45 assists, 73 steals and 36 blocks during her senior campaign … a member of the All-Bi-City All-Star Team … led her team to a 113-12 record during her four-year tenure … high school team advanced to four consecutive state final four appearances and earned state runner-up honors during her sophomore year … team was four-time regional champion and took home the Christmas tournament title three times … was named to the All-Bi-City and all-region teams … was the team’s leading rebounder and shot blocker and held the team’s best free throw percentage … played two seasons of AAU Basketball for the Dream Team … also played for the Georgia Jaguars.
Kendra Bresha Smith … born Jan. 5, 1989, in Columbus, Ga. … daughter of Alice Smith and the late Kelvin Smith … has two older siblings, Anthony Hoskin and Myranteiya Smith … majoring in early childhood education.