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25  Makayla Epps
Makayla Epps

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Lebanon, Ky.

High School:
Marion Co.

Height:
5-10

Position:
G

Experience:
1L


01/28/2015

Top-10 Matchup Features No. 10 Kentucky vs. No. 6 Tennessee Thursday in Memorial

Cats look for third straight win over the Lady Vols at home

01/28/2015

UK Hoops Signee Murray Named McDonald's All-American

Murray is the school-record ninth McDonald's All-American in the Matthew Mitchell era

01/25/2015

Hoops Backcourt Dominant in 83-69 Win at Missouri

O'Neill leads five players in double digits; Harper and Epps post double-doubles

01/25/2015

Kentucky-Missouri Postgame Notes

Kentucky 83, Missouri 69

01/23/2015

UK Hoops Returns to Action Sunday at Missouri

Wildcats look for third straight win over Tigers

10/22/2013

Epps on adjustment to UK

Makayla Epps spoke to reporters at UK Hoops Media Day on Tuesday.

01/25/2015

Hoops at Missouri, 012515

UK Hoops defeats Mizzou 83-69, on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at Mizzou Arena in Colombia, Missouri.

01/18/2015

Hoops at LSU, 011815

Hoops falls to LSU 84-79 on Sunday, January 18, 2015, at Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

01/15/2015

Hoops vs. Florida, 011515

UK Hoops beat Florida 62-56 on Thursday, January 15, 2015, in Lexington's Memorial Coliseum.

01/11/2015

No. 10 Kentucky @ No. 1 South Carolina

USATSI Photos women's basketball -- 1/11/15

01/08/2015

Hoops vs. Auburn, 010815

The Kentucky women's basketball team defeats Auburn 78-57 on Thursday, January 8, 2015, at Memorial Coliseum.

General
A strong and powerful guard who has a high basketball IQ ... Was a point guard in high school but can play the two and three spot ... Has great ball-handling ability and makes good decisions with the ball ... One of seven McDonald's All-Americans on the team ... Daughter of former Wildcat Anthony Epps who played at Kentucky from 1994-98 and was the starting point guard for the 1996 National Championship team ... Teammate of Kyvin Goodin-Rogers at Marion Co. High School.

2013-14 (Freshman)
Played in 34 of UK's 35 games as a true freshman, while making one start... Averaged 4.6 points and 1.4 rebounds per game... Finished with five games in double-figures... Was a key piece off the bench in UK's win over USC (3/8) in the SEC Tournament semifinals, finishing with 10 points... As a natural point guard, Epps had charted 46 assists with just 21 turnovers during the season... Recorded all 11 of her points at Texas A&M (2/23) from the free throw line... Scored a career-high 16 points on a career-best 6-of-8 shooting in 17 minutes vs. South Carolina (2/20)... Played a career-high 28 minutes vs. Grambling State to go with 10 points and seven rebounds... Received her first career start vs. No. 2 Duke (12/22/13)... Was a key spark off the bench in 4OT win vs. Baylor (12/6/13) with career-high tying nine points... Drilled back-to-back 3-pointers late in the first half to help cut UofL's lead to eight in the first half ... Finished the game with six points on a career-high 2-of-3 shooting from 3-point range.

High School
Listed as the 10th-best guard and 32nd best player in the nation, according to ESPN.com ... 2013 McDonald's All-American for the East team ... Was the first in Lady Knight school history with that distinction ... 2013 Kentucky Miss Basketball ... 2013 Kentucky Gatorade Player of the Year ... 2013 WBCA All-American Honorable Mention... 2013 AP Girls' Player of the Year ... Three-time All-State honoree who compiled over 3,300 points in her prep basketball career ... Led the top-ranked Lady Knights to a perfect 39-0 record in 2013 and Marion County's first state tournament title in eight appearances ... The Lady Knights became the first undefeated state champ since Marshall County in 1984 ... Averaged a team-high 23.0 points, 5.5 assists, 4.3 steals and 5.5 rebounds per game as a senior ... Chose Kentucky over Louisville.

The Cats' Cause
Volunteered to pack food at God's Pantry for Hunger Action Month ... Volunteered to pack for God's Pantry BackPack program.

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