Imani Lester

Year: 2022

Height: 6-3

Position: C

High School: North Raleigh Christian Academy (NC)

Recruiting Status: Signed with Louisville [press release]

Notes: her father, Avie Lester, played basketball at NC State (1986–89)

Recruiting Summary for Imani Lester

October 10, 2020: announced her top 12 schools: Clemson, UConn, Duke, East Carolina, Florida, Florida State, Louisville, Mississippi State, North Carolina, North Carolina A&T, NC State, Wake Forest

June 2021: official visit to Louisville

June 29, 2021: committed to Louisville


Former Wolfpack forward Avie Lester leads NRCA, daughter to success (, 2/13/2019)

If she so chooses, Lester will have the opportunity to follow in her father’s footsteps in Raleigh, as NC State is among the programs to make an offer.

But the Wolfpack have plenty of competition for Lester, as UNC, Louisville, Wake Forest, ECU, Auburn and Florida have also made offers. . . .

“A lot, to be honest,” she said when asked what she’s learned from her dad. “I think the main thing is just continuing to work hard, because he says when you’re taking a day off, there’s always somebody in the gym working, so just keep working hard.”


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