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Video: Ukari Figgs introduced as new assistant AD for women's basketball

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Two leftovers not in the video:

- Friday was the first time UK Hoops head coach Matthew Mitchell has talked publicly about UK Hoops' latest addition, DeNesha Stallworth.

"(Stallworth and Samarie Walker) are both frontcourt players," Mitchell said. "We've been working hard to add talent in that area. Samarie is just a tremendously talented player in the frontcourt and really, really tough around the basket and can finish with contact, has a knack for scoring. She has the level of talent that we feel like can help us get to where we're trying to be on the national level and the SEC as well.

"DeNesha has a very similar set of skills just from an offensive standpoint as far as being productive. What's so great about both of those is they've already shown on the college level what they can do. DeNesha gets the benefit of a year in our program and really work on some of her individual skills and improve as a player. I think you'll have a very mature in two seasons that's been a first-team All-Pac-10 selection. With a year more of development, I think she can big a great impact."

Stallworth, a 6-foot-3 forward, was Cal's leading scorer (13.3ppg) and rebounder (6.4 rpg) last year as a sophomore. She'll have to sit out the 2011-12 season due to NCAA transfer rules, but she will have two years of eligibility remaining.

Fellow transfer Walker will be eligible in January 2012.


- Senior point guard Amber Smith, who redshirted last year with a knee injury, is nearing 100 percent and is on schedule to return at full strenght next season for the Cats, Mitchell said.

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