Courtney Hurt

Name: Courtney Hurt
Height: 6'1"
Position: Forward
Class: Senior
School: Virginia Commonwealth
School Bio: Courtney Hurt


After recording perhaps the best season in VCU history as a junior, Courtney Hurt is back at it again in 2011-12, averaging 21.9 points to go along with the nation’s best rebounding average (13.1 rpg). Last season as a junior, Hurt set school records in points (720), rebounds (385), field goals (253), free throws (193) and double-doubles (25) en route to becoming the first VCU player to ever be named to the Naismith Trophy Midseason Top 30 list.

What the Lynx think

“6'1 versatile post who can score in any way and from anywhere on the floor. Courtney is a tenacious rebounder at both ends of the court. She has posted very impressive scoring and rebounding statistics throughout her career at VCU.”
- Cheryl Reeve, Lynx Head Coach

What They're Saying

“Simply put, Courtney Hurt is the best, most prolific and most consistent player I have seen in more than two decades of watching women's basketball at VCU. If she doesn't sting you with 15-20 points, she'll bruise you with 15-20 rebounds. Often she does both. I'm not sure that her height (6-1) will permit her to play her natural power forward position in the WNBA, but I'd certainly be willing to let her try. She is without a doubt the best player never to win a CAA MVP award. Fate placed her in Dawn Evans' shadow last year and Elena Delle Donne's this year.”
- Vic Dorr Jr., Richmond Times-Dispatch

“Although Hurt might be undersized a WNBA post player, her developing face up game and her quickness around the basket make her a threat to score against almost any college post player. But the thing that makes Hurt most promising as a WNBA player is her ability to get offensive rebounds, something that tends to translate well from the college to pro levels.”
- Nate Parham,

"Really talented post player who is setting all kinds of records for VCU while averaging 22 points and nearly 13 rebounds a game."
- Doug Feinberg, Associated Press

“Consistently rebounds, watched tape on her preseason but haven’t seen her live this year, good body and runs the floor.”
- Debbie Antonelli, National TV College Basketball Analyst