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25  Amani Franklin
Amani Franklin

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Stone Mountain, Ga.

High School:
Redan

Height:
5-11

Position:
G


10/22/2013

UK Hoops Media Day Roundup

Held at Memorial Coliseum and Joe Craft Center

Amani FranklinGeneral
Played in 91 career games with 41 starts ... Looks to be on track to be a member of UK's 1,000 Point Club with 648 career points ... Can be the X factor in games with her ability to shoot, drive to the basket and rebound... A heady floor leader who can play all three guard positions ... Impressive outside shooting range ... Scored in double-figures 28 times in her career with four 20-plus point performances ... Posted four career games with double-figure rebounds ... Has four career double-doubles (points/rebounds) ... Majoring in business management.

2009-10 (Senior)
Played in a team-high 127 career games with 77 starts ... Started in all 36 games of her senior season ... Played through chronic pain in her surgically repaired left knee ... Ranks second on UK's career list for free-throw shooting percentage, hitting 82.4 percent (192-of-233) ... Posted double-digit rebounding figures six times this season ... Posted her seventh career double-double and third of the season, pouring in 15 points and grabbing 10 rebounds against Alabama (1/17/10) ... Scored 11 points and grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds against Vanderbilt (1/10/10) ... Scored a game-high 15 points to go with nine rebounds on 4-of-7 shooting from the field and 6-of-6 shooting from the foul line against Georgia (2/11/10) ... Tied a career-high with five assists at Arkansas (2/7/10) ... Scored 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting, including 5-of-5 shooting in the first half vs. Miami (Ohio) (12/1/09) ... Notched her fifth career double-double with 13 points and a career-best 14 rebounds vs. Butler (11/15/09) ... Set to graduate in May with a degree in agriculture economics with a minor in business ... Plans to pursue professional basketball after graduation.
AMONG SEC LEADERS: Ranked 14th in the SEC with 6.4 rebounds per game for the season ... Finished SEC play ranked among the league leaders in free throw shooting (fifth-86.4 percent), steals (T15th-1.4) and rebounds (T15th-6.4).

2008-09 (Junior)
Started in 25 of 32 games ... UK's third-leading scorer with 11.3 points per game ... Team's leading scorer in eight games ... Second on the team in three-pointers made (46) and steals (36) ... Hit at least one three-pointer in 22 games ... Led team in free-throw shooting percentage (88.5 percent) although she didn't qualify for the league statistics ... Recorded 19 games with double-figure points, including seven of the last nine ... Four career games with 20-plus points, including three this season ... Posted fourth career and second double-double of the season vs. Chattanooga in the WNIT (3/19/09) with 18 points and 11 rebounds ... Ended the season hitting 16 consecutive free throws ... Posted a career-high 28 points (21 points in the second half), hitting 9-of-14 from the floor, including 4-of-4 from the perimeter and 6-of-6 from the free throw line at South Carolina (3/1/09) ... Earned her third career and first double-double of the season with 12 points and a career-high 13 rebounds against IUPUI (12/30/08) ... Also tied her career-high in offensive and defensive rebounds with four and nine, respectively ... Hit a career-high five three-pointers against UC Santa Barbara (12/21/08), four of which were scored in less than 12 minutes of play ... Her five three-pointers in the first half tied the school-record for three-pointers in a half set by Sara Potts on March 20, 2005 vs. Chattanooga ... Hit 21 consecutive free throws before missing an attempt vs. Louisville (12/14/08) ... That streak ranks seventh on UK's consecutive free-throws made list.

2007-08 (Sophomore)
Had knee surgery in the summer before her sophomore season to correct cartilage in her left knee ... Recovered nicely, playing in 32 of 33 games with 16 starts ... UK's fifth-leading scorer with 6.5 ppg ... Earned her first career start vs. Minnesota in the Rainbow Wahine Classic ... Leading scorer in two games (Louisville and South Carolina) ... Leading rebounder in two games (Xavier and Vanderbilt) ... Recorded first career double-double vs. William & Mary (12/4/07) with 16 points and 10 rebounds ... Scored 18 points against Louisville (12/20/07), tying a career high with three three-pointers ... Rebounded from a poor shooting night vs. No. 2 Tennessee (0-of-9) to score 13 points, including 6-of-6 from the charity stripe against No. 20/18 Auburn ... Followed that performance with a career-high 21 points on 7-of-15 shooting vs. South Carolina (1/24/08) ... Leds the team in free throw percentage, shooting 81.2 percent (56-of-69) ... Has hit 24 of 28 free throws, dating back to the Auburn game on Jan. 20, 2008 ... Charted second season and career double-double with 13 points and a career-high 11 rebounds vs. Vanderbilt (2/14/08) ... Tallied eight points, four rebounds and three assists vs. Georgia in the SEC Tournament, including nailing a key three-pointer in the second half to give UK a lead it would not relinquish ... Came off the bench for seven points vs. MTSU in the second round of the WNIT ... Recorded seven points, five rebounds, two assists and a career-high two blocks in just 14 minutes vs. James Madison in the third round.

2006-07 (Freshman)
Played in 27 games, coming on strong as the season progressed ... Was an important spark off the bench for Kentucky, helping the Wildcats to stay in several close conference games ... Averaged 3.0 ppg in just nine minutes of action per game ... Had a career day at Florida (2/25/07), scoring a personal-best 17 points, bringing down five rebounds and dishing out a career-high three assists in 22 minutes of action ... In the first meeting with the Gators, scored a then-career-high 10 points with a personal-best two three-pointers in 14 minutes of play ... Scored six points against No. 15 Vanderbilt (2/1/07), twice giving the Wildcats a late-game lead, including a lay-up with 13 seconds remaining to give the Cats a 62-61 advantage ... Saw a career-high 23 minutes of action against Mississippi Valley State (12/19/06), bringing down a personal-best six rebounds.

High School
Averaged 12.7 points per game as a senior at Redan High School in stone Mountain, Ga. ... High school team compiled an impressive 112-26 overall record in her four seasons, including a state runner-up finish (2005), a final four appearance (2006) and two elite eight appearances (2003 and 2004) ... Named first-team All-State Class AAAAA after helping lead RHS to a remarkable 32-5 overall record as the point guard ... Listed seventh in DeKalb County in three-point shooters as a senior, hitting 37.0 percent from beyond the arc (43-of-117) ... Member of the 2004-05 Lady Raider squad that was named Metro Atlanta Girls High School Naismith Team of the Year ... Ranked third in the country in free-throw percentage that year, shooting 76 percent (54-of-71) ... Judged a "Best of the Best" selection at the adidas Top-10 All-American camp in 2005 by USA Today ... Helped lead RHS to a 23-9 record and advance to the Class 5A state finals as a junior ... Member of the Lady Raider squad as a sophomore that went 23-4 and finished with a No. 38 national ranking ... Chose Kentucky over Georgia Tech, Louisiana Tech and Mississippi State.The Cats' Cause
Guest visitor at Kentucky Children's Hospital ... Participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure ... Volunteer for UK Athletics' Canned Food Drive ... Played bingo at UK Hospital ... Volunteer at a local elementary school's Jog- A-Thon ... Participated in Cats Cultivating Character, where student-athletes teach character lessons once a month to third grade students at a local elementary school.

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