Dunbar guard Muhammad talks verbal commit to WKU

Paul Laurence Dunbar senior guard Kierra Muhammad verbally committed to Western Kentucky in May, so it’s about time we learn a little more about her.

Muhammad, a 5-foot-4 point guard, averaged 10.2 points for Dunbar as a junior last season. She helped the Lady Bulldogs post a 30-7 record and reach the semifinals of the girls’ state tournament, where she averaged 12 points, 3.7 assists and 3.7 rebounds over three games.

I talked with Muhammad on Saturday about WKU, Michelle Clark-Heard and her own game. She also said she’s planning to officially sign with the program during the November early signing period.

Here are a few of her comments:

Kierra Muhammad

What made you decide to commit to WKU? “Coach Heard and I had been talking a little bit, and from the beginning we had a really good relationship. They’ve been really nice and helped me get a feel for the campus when I was there. I’m looking forward to being coached by coach Heard.”

What are some of your main strengths as a player? “Ball-handling and breaking presses, and my defense. Whenever we play someone really good, coach always tells me to lock them down.”

What has Heard told you about her vision for the Lady Toppers? “She’s focusing more on full-court pressing and getting points off the defense. I liked that she wants that style of play, because that’s what I look forward to, too.”

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