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C.J. Leslie’s sister, Kiara, transfers from Maryland to NC State

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NCAA Basketball: Florida State at North Carolina State Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

NC State women’s basketball announced Wednesday the addition of transfer guard Kiara Leslie, who is the sister of former Wolfpack men’s player C.J. Leslie. Kiara spent a three years at Maryland, but missed this past season because of an ankle injury.

But she did graduate from UMD, which means she is eligible to play immediately, and she has two years left. She is a welcome addition for a team that lost a lot of experience in the back court to graduation and should be a contributor right away. At 6’0, she’ll be able to help in a variety of ways.

Like her brother, Kiara was a highly-regarded prospect out of high school. She was a four-star recruit widely regarded as one of the top 60 players in the 2014 class.

She averaged 4.4 points and 3.0 rebounds in a little over 11 minutes per game during her sophomore season with the Terps.