Moore on Kiara: "Missed the 2008-09 season due to knee surgery. Kiara's combination of size and athleticism and 3-point range screams potential. Should make an impact if she can regain mobility."
UTC 2008-09: Redshirted the year due to season-ending knee surgery.
Model High School: Led her team to the 7-AA Region title in back-to-back seasons...team posted a two-year mark of 44 wins and 12 losses...was the Rome News Tribune Player of the Year both years...named First Team All-State in her junior and senior years...shared the Northwest Georgia Tip-Off Club All Area MVP Award with now teammate Kori Penland (Gordon Lee HS) in both their junior and senior years...named a McDonald's All-American nominee as a senior... played in the North South All-Star game...averaged 19 points per game as a senior and 6.3 rebounds with 3.3 blocks...in her junior year, averaged 16 points and 8.6 boards per game...in 2006, she set a record for the most rebounds in a game with 23.
ROME HIGH SCHOOL: Named the Rome News Tribune Player of the Year as a sophomore...led her team to the Rome News Tribune Christmas Tournament title and was named MVP...averaged more than 20 points per game and grabled 6.1 rebounds per game as a sophomore and 10.4 ppg as a freshman...named 7-AAAA Region Honorable Mention All-Tournament Team as a freshman...team posted a two-year record of 45 wins and 11 losses...named to High Honor Roll in the first semester of her senior year and honor roll second semester...member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes
PERSONAL: Full name is Kiara Shanice Smith...nickname is Ke...daughter of Natasha Smith and Charles and Regina Smith...her father played football for the University of Georgia from 1980-85 and was a member of the National Championship Team...has one brother Toryan who playes football for the University of Notre Dame...has stepbrothers: OJ Law, Hameed, Jamabal and Amir Law... born November 15, 1989 in Rome Georgia.