UK Hoops defeats Syracuse 64-59 to advance to the Sweet 16, Sunday, March 24, 2014 at Memorial Coliseum.
A tough competitor with a knack for attacking and finishing in traffic ... Excellent rebounder and on-ball defender ... Can play a variety of positions ... Very agressive with the ball and has a nose for the ball ... Ranked as the nation's No. 5 prospect and No. 2 guard according to ESPN.com ... The team's only lefty ... Highest-ranked recruit in Kentucky women's basketball history ... One of seven McDonald's All-Americans on the team ... Was a teammate of UK sophomore Janee Thompson at Whitney Young High School in Chicago ... Chose Kentucky over Tennessee, Miami, Ohio State and UCLA.
SEC All-Tournament Team (2014) SEC All-Freshman Team (2014) SEC Freshman of the Week (Dec. 16, 2013)
2013-14 (Freshman) Appeared in all 35 of UK's game as a true freshman... Averaged 6.9 points and 2.8 rebounds per game... Recorded 11 of her 12 points in the SEC Championship game vs. UT (3/9) in the first half... Scored 10 or more points in three straight games after 12 vs. Wright State (3/22)... Named to the SEC All-Tournament Team after averaging 10.3 points off the bench in three SEC Tournament games... Named to the SEC All-Freshman Team by the league's coaches... Scored 14 points on 6-of-10 shooting from the field in the Sweet 16 vs. Baylor (3/29)... Finished with 12 points, five boards and two assists in a career-high 27 minutes off the bench in the SEC Tournament semifinals vs. USC (3/8)... Scored 16 points at Texas A&M (2/23) on 6-of-9 shooting in 25 minutes off the bench... Had back-to-back double-digit scoring games, scoring 10 points and grabbing five boards in 17 minutes at Florida (2/9) and posting 10 points with five rebounds vs. Ole Miss (2/14)... Totaled 45 offensive rebounds, second among all the guards, despite playing just 14.2 minutes per game... Named SEC Freshman of the Week (12/16/13) after averaging 14.5 points and 4.5 rebounds in two wins vs. DePaul and ETSU... Finished with career highs in points (18), minutes played (18), field goals made (7), defensive rebounds (4), free-throws made (4) and attempted (5) at DePaul (12/12/13).
High School McDonald's High School All-American (2013) ... Had eight points, three rebounds, four assists, one blocked shot and two steals in helping the East squad win the McDonald's All-American Game ... Earned the McDonald's Sportsmanship Award for her actions during the week's festivities ... One of six finalists for McDonald's National High School Player of the Year (2013) ... Nike/WBCA High School All-American (2013) ... Had eight points, three rebounds, four assists, one blocked shot and three steals in the Nike/WBCA All-American Game ... USA Today All-USA First Team (2013) ... Finalist for Naismith National High School Player of the Year (2012, 2013) ... MaxPreps All-American (2013) ... Chicago Sun-Times Player of the Year (2013) ... Illinois Basketball Coaches Association 3A/4A All-State first team (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) ... Averaged 19.0 ppg, 8.9 rpg and 5.7 apg as a senior at Whitney Young ... Helped lead her team to four city titles and the 2012 Illinois Class 4A state championship ... One of 12 players selected to the 2013 USA Basketball Women's U19 World Championship Team ... Helped Team USA win the gold medal with a 61-28 victory over France in the gold-medal game ... Tallied six points, three rebounds, two steals and an assist in the title game ... Averaged 8.4 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 2.0 steals in helping Team USA complete a 9-0 charge through the tournament. ... Also won gold medals as a member of the 2012 USA U17 World Championship Team and the 2011 FIBA Americas U16 Championship Team ... Named to the five-member 2012 FIBA U17 World Championship All-Tournament Team after averaging 7.9 ppg., 6.0 rpg. and 2.4 apg ... Awarded an honorary bronze medal in the inaugural 2011 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championship ... Named the Tribune All-State First Team as a junior after averaging 18.7 points, 13.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.5 steals for Class 4A champion Young (34-0) ... Chicago Tribune All-State special mention (2011) ... Illinois Basketball Services Large Newcomer of the Year (2010) ... Played AAU for Illinois Lady Fire; won 2011 Deep South Classic and 2011 U.S. Junior National Championship.
The Cats' Cause Volunteered to pack food at God's Pantry for Hunger Action Month ... Volunteered to pack for God's Pantry BackPack program.