WATCH: Hampton’s Keiara Avant Leaves Ukrainian Pro Team

Hampton University graduate and former all-MEAC women’s basketball player Keiara Avant returned to the United States this week from the Ukraine amidst fears of violence.

WVEC today reports that Avant, the 2013 MEAC women’s player of the year and one of four Americans playing for Ukrainian pro team Dynamo Kiev, returned to the US after play was suspended in the women’s higher league.

Avant, who averaged 11 points and five rebounds per game for the league-leading Dynamo, joined the Dynamo last September. Avant led the Lady Pirates to their fourth consecutive MEAC women’s basketball championship last year and the nation’s top-ranked Division I scoring defense.

She was the first women’s player to earn a conference player of the year award in Hampton history.