New Hope's Rudd is Lucky and good

Updated: June 24, 2014, 9:47 AM ET
By Walter Villa | Special to espnW

Kiana Rudd was born Lucky.

There are many reasons why this is so, including the fact that the 5-foot-9 sophomore shooting guard at New Hope Christian (Thomasville, N.C.) has loving parents, Janese and Delaney, the latter of whom played for four years in the NBA.

But the real story behind Lucky's nickname occurred when she was born so quickly.

"It was 3 a.m., and we barely made it to the hospital in time," Janese said. "There wasn't even time to get me to the ...

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