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Kionna Jeter

School

Towson University

Position
Guard
Major
Communications

Classroom

Jeter is pursuing a degree in communications.

Character

Jeter has overcome hardship to become one of the top players in the CAA. Jeter was struck by a car when she was two years old while chasing a basketball into the street, requiring a body cast for the next year. While she was in college, Jeter was shot twice in the back during a drive by while attending a funeral in her hometown.

Jeter was a finalist for the Honda Inspiration Award following the Tigers’ 2018-19 CAA Championship, the program’s first.

Community

Through the Towson women’s basketball team, Jeter is involved in supporting various autism organizations, the Special Olympics, Team Up 4 1 Foundation, Middle Grades Partnership, various food drives, and goes on school visits.

Jeter also participated in the department-winning 2018-19 NCAA Team Works Helper Helper Community Service National Championship.

Competition

The 2020-21 CAA preseason Player of the Year, Kionna Jeter is one of the top players in the country. Averaging 26.0 points, 5.7 rebounds, 2.6 steals and 2.3 rebounds per game, Jeter ranks third in Division I points per game. Jeter paces one of the top scoring offenses in the nation as the Tigers put up 91.5 points per game, which ranks fifth. Jeter is currently seventh nationally in final points (197) and moved into the top 10 in program history for scoring earlier this year, with a strong chance to finish in the top three.

Jeter is also shooting 46.1 percent from the field, 38.9 percent from beyond the arc and 82.2 percent from the charity stripe this season.

The CAA preseason Player of the Year, Jeter has earned All-CAA first team honors in each of the last two years and was named to the 2019-20 All-Defensive Team. Jeter was also named to the Dawn Staley late season watchlist.