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50  Azia Bishop
Azia Bishop

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Toledo, Ohio

High School:
Start

Height:
6-3

Position:
F/C

Experience:
3L


12/20/2014

No. 8 Kentucky Puts Six-game Win Streak On Line vs. No. 13 Duke

Wildcats look for third win over a ranked opponent this season.

12/14/2014

Hoops Beats Belmont Behind Bishop's Big Ballgame

Bishop tallies 15 points, 12 rebounds, four blocks and three steals; Harper and Thompson add 12 points each

12/14/2014

Kentucky-Belmont Postgame Notes

Kentucky 71, Belmont 55

12/14/2014

Kentucky-Belmont Postgame Quotes

Kentucky 71, Belmont 55

12/13/2014

UK Hoops Plays Host to Belmont Sunday Night

Wildcats tip off at 6 p.m. ET, looking to keep their eight-game home winning streak alive

11/17/2012

Bishop, Mathies, Pinkett on High Point win

UK Hoops defeated High Point 80-46 on Saturday in Memorial Coliseum.

04/12/2012

2011-12 Hoops Season Highlights

2011-12 Hoops Season Highlights

03/25/2012

Hoops arrives in Kingston, prepares for Gonzaga

UK Hoops arrives in Kingston, R.I. and prepares for their next game against Gonzaga.

02/29/2012

UK Hoops: SEC Champions

UK Hoops: SEC Champions

01/29/2012

Hoops Highlights vs. Alabama

Snowden, Mathies Propel Hoops Past Alabama; Cats use 32-4 first half run to secure win

12/14/2014

Hoops vs. Belmont, 121414

UK Hoops beats Belmont 71-55 on Sunday, December 14, 2014, in Lexington's Memorial Coliseum.

12/12/2014

Hoops vs. MTSU, 121214

UK Hoops defeats MTSU 78-62 on Friday, December 12, 2014, at Lexington's Memorial Coliseum.

12/07/2014

No. 13 Kentucky vs. No. 7 Louisville

Women's basketball USATSI Gallery -- 12/7/14

12/03/2014

Hoops vs. Northern Kentucky, 120314

UK Hoops defeats NKU 82-64 on Wednesday, December 3, 2014, at Lexington's Memorial Coliseum.

11/29/2014

Hoops vs. USF, 112914

UK Hoops defeats USF 61-57 to win the Reef Division on Saturday, November 29, 2014

General
Has played in 101 career games with six starts ... A versatile post player who runs the floor extremely well and looks to score in transition ... Finishes around the rim and also can knock down 3-pointers ... Possesses speed and athleticism to make her a threat in the post ... Majoring in social work and is inspired to help children by her six-year-old brother who is autistic ... Tallest player on the team.

2013-14 (Junior)
Played in all 35 of UK's games, while making five starts... Averaged 5.3 points, 5.3 reboundsand 15.8 minutes per game... Ranked first on the team in blocked shots with 41 and third on the team in rebounding (5.3)... Finished with 10 points, eight boards and four blocked shots vs. Wright State in the NCAA Tourney (3/22)... Charted eight points, five rebounds, three blocks and two steals vs. Florida in the quarterfinal round of the SEC Tournament... Notched her second double-double of the season at South Carolina (1/9) with 12 pts/11 rbs... Finished with a season-high 16 points on 6-of-10 shooting at Alabama (1/2)... Grabbed 10 rebounds in 18 minutes of action vs. No. 2 Duke (12/22/13), her second double-digit rebounding game of the season... Played 22 minutes off the bench and recorded 10 points, nine rebounds and a career-high five blocks vs. Central Michigan (11/17/13)... The five blocked shots rank tied for sixth for most blocks in a single game in UK history... Recorded her second career double-double with 10 points and a career-best 12 rebounds vs. Georgia Southern (11/13/13).

2012-13 (Sophomore)
Played in 34 of UK's 36 games, missing two due to a wrist injury ... Averaged 4.3 points, 3.3 rebounds and 11.9 minutes per game ... Ranked third on the team in blocks with 27 ... Knocked down four 3-pointers ... Tied her career high with 11 rebounds against Vanderbilt (2/10) ... Scored a career-high 17 points on 7-of-10 shooting from the field in 20 minutes off the bench vs. LSU (1/27) ... Her career night was the most points scored by a Wildcat off the bench since Bernisha Pinkett scored 21 vs. Miami Ohio (11/28) ... Had a key play in the Louisville game (12/2) when she blocked a driving layup attempt by Louisville's Bria Smith with just one second remaining, helping UK preserve a 48-47 win ... Grabbed a career-best seven offensive rebounds en route to 10 boards against Morehead State (11/23) ... Also had nine points, two assists, two blocks and a steal in a career-high 23 minutes.

2011-12 (Freshman)
Blocked the fifth most shots by a freshman in UK history (31) ... Led the team in blocked shots (31) ... Ranked 12th in the SEC in blocked shots (1.0) ... Had 10 blocks in her last nine games played ... Scored 10 points on 5-7 shooting while blocking three shots vs. McNeese State ... Scored eight points and grabbed four boards in 15 minutes against LSU in the SEC Tourn. semifinals ... Scored eight points, grabbed six boards and blocked two shots in a start at Alabama ... Blocked three shots at South Carolina ... Had five rebounds vs. Mississippi State ... Scored 11 points and pulled down a team-high eight boards vs. Arkansas in just 10 minutes of play ... Grabbed a team-high eight rebounds at Florida ... Had a career-high 13 points to go with four boards and three steals vs. Samford in just 10 minutes of play ... Scored 10 points against Arkansas-Pine Bluff ... Had a career game against No. 6 Duke, scoring 10 points and grabbing seven boards in the second half alone, finishing with a then career-high tying 12 points on 6-9 shooting, to go with a career-high 11 rebounds, a career-high four blocks and two steals ... Scored seven points to go with four boards against Sam Houston State ... Scored nine points to go with five rebounds and two blocks against Southern Miss. ... Charted a then career-high 12 points, including six free-throws, and pulled down a then career-high eight rebounds against Northeastern ... Recorded 11 points, three rebounds and a career-high five steals against Jacksonville State ... Scored nine points on 4-5 shooting, and had four rebounds in her first-ever collegiate game.

High School
Rated the No. 34 prospect overall and the No. 3 post player in the nation, according to ESPN's HoopGurlz rankings. Ranked No. 30 by Bluestar Basketball ... Averaged 16.4 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 3.8 blocked shots per game as a senior at Start High School ... Named the 2011 Toledo Blade Girl's Player of the Year ... Also was the Co-City League and Associated Press Northwest All-District Player of the Year ... All-City, AP All-Ohio and AP Northwest All-District first team selections .. Named to the District-7 Coaches Association team ... Helped Start HS win its second City League championship in three years ... Compiled an impressive 80-15 overall record during her prep career ... Named to the Division I All-District third team and was an All-American honorable mention by Sporting News Magazine as a junior ... Also a talented track athlete, participating in the 4x200, 400 meters and high jump.

The Cats' Cause
Volunteered to pack bags for the Joplin, Mo., tornado victims.

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