SPORTS BRIEF: Lady Toppers add another guard

Herald Staff

The WKU women’s basketball roster just keeps getting bigger.

The Lady Toppers have received a commitment from junior college transfer guard Chanell Lockhart. She will be allowed to play next season and has two seasons of eligibility left.

Lockhart, a 5-10 guard, played two seasons at Odessa College before signing to play for WKU. Last season, she averaged 10.2 points and 4.9 rebounds for the Lady Wranglers.

WKU coach Michelle Clark-Heard said Lockhart brings defense and rebounding to the table for the Lady Toppers.

“She will be a nice addition on the offensive end but will do a lot for us defensively as well,” Heard said in a statement. “She is a great addition to our family as we continue to try to build our program back to a championship level that can compete for the conference championship and advance in the NCAA Tournament.”

Lockhart is the sixth player to join the Lady Topper roster since the season ended in a loss in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament in March, along with guards Jasmine Crawford and Kierra Muhammad, forwards Bria Gaines and Aleeya Harris and center Ruta Savickaite. While the team had no graduating seniors this season, two players — freshman guard LeAsia Wright and freshman forward Mariah Sunkett — will transfer before the start of next year.