UNC Women's Basketball: Reniya Kelly has high school jersey retired

In honor of her illustrious high school career, current UNC women's basketball standout Reniya Kelly had her No. 10 retired by Hoover High School.

2023 Invesco QQQ Basketball Hall of Fame Women's Showcase - Connecticut v North Carolina
2023 Invesco QQQ Basketball Hall of Fame Women's Showcase - Connecticut v North Carolina / G Fiume/GettyImages
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Before joining the UNC women's basketball program this season, Reniya Kelly solidified herself as a legend for Hoover High School in Alabama.

During her high school career, Kelly helped the Lady Bucs win four state titles in five seasons, including a three-peat over her final three seasons. A three-time state championship MVP, Kelly was named Miss Basketball as well as the Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Alabama in 2023, and holds her school’s career scoring record  with an astounding 2,272 points.

It will be very difficult for anyone to even come close to Kelly's resume on the Hoover High School court, as her No. 10 will officially never be worn again in program history.

On Friday night, Hoover High School honored Kelly with a jersey retirement ceremony, wasting no time honoring arguably the greatest player in program history. The UNC women's basketball program posted some photos of Kelly from a photo shoot that took place during her return to campus.

Reniya Kelly had quite the career for Hoover High School, as what she was able to accomplish is something that certainly should be honored and recognized. It's safe to say that Kelly will be someone that is talked about in the most positive way throughout the Hoover, Alabama community for many years to come.

Now, Kelly's goal is to make that same type of impact in Chapel Hill, as the UNC women's basketball program is very excited about her future as a Tar Heel.

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