Charlotte Women's Basketball BIO
Kenya Olley
Player Profile:
Kenya Olley 1436038
Position: Forward
Height: 6'3"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Spartanburg, S.C.
High School: Dorman
Experience: 3 Letters
2015-16: Earned a starting role in four of the 15 games in which she played … Started the first three games and then Education Day against Southern Miss (Jan. 7) … Played a career-high 33 minutes in the opener against Ball State (Nov. 13) … Saw action in at least 20 minutes during five games … Missed the majority of the conference campaign due to injury but returned for the regular-season finale against North Texas (March 5) and Conference USA Championships Quarterfinals matchup versus Old Dominion (March 10) … Equaled her career high with 14 points on 7-of-11 field goals at Marshall (Jan. 21) … Recorded a run of 12-straight points at one point, the longest individual streak by any player during the season, spanning the first and second quarters … Tallied 12 points on 6-of-10 field goals against North Carolina Central (Dec. 2) … Scored nine points against Robert Morris (Nov. 15) … Posted eight points at Georgia State (Nov. 29) in the GSU Thanksgiving Classic and against Southern Miss … Grabbed a season-best six rebounds against College of Charleston (Dec. 8) and against Southern Miss … Hauled in five boards against Ball State, at Elon (Nov. 19) and against North Carolina Central … Dished one assist against Robert Morris, at Georgia State and against Southern Miss … Finished among the league leaders with a team-high 38 blocked shots despite playing half the season … Swatted a season-best four shots seven times: against Ball State, against Robert Morris, against (RV/RV) Miami (Fla.) (Nov. 23), at Georgia State, against North Carolina Central, against Southern Miss and at (--/RV) WKU (Jan. 23) … Added three blocks at Elon and at Marshall … Registered one steal against Ball State, at Elon and against (RV/RV) Miami (Fla.).

2014-15: Saw action in all 32 games with one start … Garnered her first career start against No. 25 WKU (Jan. 8) … Tallied a career-best equaling 14 points at Louisiana Tech (Feb. 19) in a season-high 30 minutes … Knocked down 7-of-11 field goals, both matching career bests, against the Lady Techsters … Registered her only other double-digit scoring performance with 10 points in her start against the Lady Toppers … Nearly had a triple-double with nine points, a career-high tying nine rebounds and eight blocked shots against North Texas (Feb. 26) … Set a Halton Arena record with her eight blocks against the Mean Green … Tied her previous career best with nine boards against Davidson (Dec. 21) … Led the team with 19 rebounds in the three contests played at the Triple Crown Cancun Challenge Mayan Tournament … Attempted her first career 3-pointer at No. 1/2 South Carolina (Dec. 4) on the SEC Network … Dropped in all four of her free throws against No. 25 WKU … Added perfect efforts at the charity stripe against UTSA (Feb. 14) during the annual Play4Kay game and against Rice (Feb. 28) in the home finale … Distributed two assists in back-to-back league contests at Louisiana Tech and at Southern Miss (Feb. 21) … Topped the squad with 40 blocked shots … Blocked at least one shot in seven-straight non-conference outings, from three versus Wake Forest (Nov. 28) at the Triple Crown Cancun Challenge Mayan Tournament through three against Davidson … Rejected four attempts at Ball State (Dec. 15) during the stretch … Credited with a career-high three steals versus Wake Forest … Notched multi-steal performances at Liberty (Nov. 14) in the season opener, versus Montana (Nov. 27) at the Triple Crown Cancun Challenge Mayan Tournament and at Louisiana Tech.

 Played in 16 games after making her debut at the Lady Rebel Round-Up versus Cincinnati (Nov. 30) … Marked a run of eight consecutive contests in which she played, through the Conference USA opener against Old Dominion (Jan. 8) … Stepped onto the floor for the final four games of the season, including the Conference USA Championships matchup versus Louisiana Tech (March 12) and the WNIT First Round meeting at St. Bonaventure (March 21) … Played a season-high 18 minutes at UNLV (Dec. 1) in its home tournament … Put together her best overall performance against the Lady Rebels, hitting 4-of-7 field goals for nine points and grabbing six rebounds … Matched her season-best scoring effort with nine against Southern Miss (Feb. 8) on 3-of-5 field goals and 3-of-3 free throws during the annual Play4Kay game … Scored at least one basket in each of the last four outings … Nearly equaled her season high with five rebounds at St. Bonaventure, including four on the defensive glass … Collected four caroms at Tulsa (March 5) … Handed out her lone assist at St. Bonaventure … Posted two blocked shots against Southern Miss and at UAB (March 7) in the regular-season finale … Swiped a steal against Old Dominion and at St. Bonaventure.

High School:
 Garnered a No. 62 position rank and 86 scouts grade by ESPN HoopGurlz…Nominated for the McDonald’s All-American game … Garnered all-state and all-region plaudits as a senior … Awarded as the 2013 player of the year by the Spartanburg Herald-Journal … Played just 10 games due to injury but still averaged a double-double of 13 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks during her final season … Netted 16 points and grabbed 14 rebounds in 2013 state championship as team finished as 4A runner-up to Dutch Fork HS … Named the Herald-Journal’s Feb. 1, 2013, Player of the Week … Selected to compete in the Carolinas All-Star Classic and Spartanburg vs. Greenville FCA All-Star Game as a senior … Tabbed an all-state first team by the South Carolina Basketball Coaches Association and Region II 4A all-state honoree as a junior ... Chosen to the 2012 all-state squad by the High School Sports Report-South Carolina High School League … Averaged 13.6 points, 7.2 rebounds and 2.9 blocks with an 80.0 free-throw percentage in 2011-12 … Led her high school to the Upper State finals as a junior with a 24-3 record … Netted 24 of her team’s 46 points in the championship against Dutch Fork HS … Effort capped a state playoff run which saw her increase her averages to 19 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks over a four-game stretch … Named to the 2012 Spartanburg Herald-Journal’s All-Area First Team and to the All-Region II 4A Team … Earned a region Player of the Week honor in December 2011 … Finished with a team-leading 70.0 3-point field goal percentage as a junior … Ranked among the Top 20 players for the Carolinas on the Queen City Hoops Report … Listed in the South Carolina Players to Watch by the Southern Hoops Girls Basketball Report … Selected to the 2011 Upward Classic all-tournament team … Registered averages of 6.6 points, 5.1 rebounds and 3.5 blocks per game as a sophomore … Member of the 2012 Homecoming Court.

Personal: Born May 4, 1995 … Daughter of George and Edith Olley … Majoring in psychology.
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