Keonna Farmer joins the UAB women's basketball team.
April 30, 2014
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Former Auburn University forward Keonna Farmer will transfer to be a part of the UAB women’s basketball team, head coach Randy Norton announced on Wednesday.
Farmer, a former standout player at Center Point High School in Birmingham, will return to her hometown after playing her freshman season with the Tigers. A 6-foot-1 forward, she played in eight games in 2013-14.
“We are extremely excited to welcome Keonna to our Blazer family,” said head coach Randy Norton. “She is a hometown kid that takes great pride in our university. Keonna is the full package. She is a high character person, an excellent student and an outstanding athlete. She has the opportunity to impact this program in many ways.”
Before joining Auburn, she was a four-year varsity starter at Center Point High School. She also played for the Alabama Roadrunners AAU team in Birmingham. Coming out of high school, Farmer was tabbed a four-star prospect and ranked the 29th best wing by ESPN Hoopgurlz.
Farmer was a decorated high school athlete. A two-time first team all-state and all-metro selection, she was named the Northeast Player of the Year by the Alabama Sports Writers Association as a junior. She was also named to the AHSAA Junior North and South All-Star Team.
She helped lead Center Point to its first state championship in 2011 under head coach Ulysses Haynes. Her contributions earned her a spot on the Alabama Class 5A All-Tournament team as a sophomore and junior.
During her junior season, Farmer led the team with 18 points, added 8.2 rebounds and 4.0 steals per game. She also recorded a triple-double that year with 15 points, 15 steals and 10 rebounds in a single game. She finished her career with 1,064 points, 500 rebounds and 200 steals.
Farmer’s success did not stop on the court. She was awarded the House of Hoops by Foot Locker Nike Gamechanger Award for academics and community service.
Due to NCAA transfer regulations Farmer will sit out the 2014-15 season and will have three years of eligibility remaining to play for the Blazers starting in the 2015-16 season.
Farmer joins Maya Garland, T’erra Lewis and Whytney Singleton and signees under Norton for the 2014-15 season. Garland, Lewis and Singleton are all eligible to play this coming season.