Coach Terry Says:
"Cierra is a very skilled post player with great hands. She can score around the rim and has a very consistent jumper. She also does a great job on the offensive glass and will give us a lot second-chance points. With her experience, she will be looked upon to lead us."
Transferred to Louisville after spending a year at North Carolina ... Redshirted in 2010-11 ... Appeared in 22 contests and started 10 times in 2011-12 ... Averaged 8.0 points and 4.5 rebounds in 16.7 minutes ... Her scoring averaged ranked fifth and her rebounding averaged was tied for the fourth-highest on the team ... Added 24 blocked shots and 23 steals ... Shot a team-best 57.3 percent from the floor.
At North Carolina
Signed with North Carolina out of high school ... Competed in all 31 games in 2009-10 for the Tar Heels, who advanced to the NCAA tournament ... She shot 48.5 percent the field and reached double-figures in scoring on four occasions ... Averaged 4.3 points and 2.7 rebounds in 9.9 minutes ... Finished with 25 blocks and 14 steals.
At Los Osos High School
Played all four years at Los Osos High School in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. ... Averaged 18.5 points, 8.7 rebounds and 2.8 blocks per game as a senior ... As a junior, she averaged 22.1 points, 12.9 rebounds and 4.6 blocks per outing ... Was a two-time MVP of the Baseline League ... Was rated the 31st-best player by ESPN Hoopgurlz and ranked No. 18 by the All-Star Girls Report ... ESPN Hoopgurlz tabbed her the 10th-best post player.
Was a member of Cal Sparks Gold and played for coach Elbert Kinnebrew, Matthew Thalley and Bret Edwards from 2005-09 ... Helped Cal Sparks win three summer tournaments in 2008 ... Also played for Rampage and Steady Play prior to Cal Sparks.
Cierra Warren was born in Pomona, Calif. ... Daughter of Margaret Warren ... Her uncle, Darryl Warren, attended San Diego State, played football and earned a varsity letter in 1989 ... Graduated with her bachelor's degree in communication last spring and is working toward her master's in liberal arts and sciences.