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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


04/23/2015

Wildcats Rank Fourth on SEC Winter Sports Academic Honor Roll

65 UK student-athletes earn spots on honor roll

03/22/2015

Epps' 29 Not Enough as Hoops Falls to Dayton

Epps scores 29, O'Neill 16, and Goss 12; Harper posts 12 rebounds

03/22/2015

Kentucky-Dayton Postgame Notes

Dayton 99, Kentucky 94

03/21/2015

UK Hoops Meets Dayton in NCAA Tournament Second Round

Wildcats looking for school-record fourth-straight Sweet 16 berth on Sunday

03/20/2015

Harper, Hoops Tame Tigers and Advance to Second Round

Harper tallies 16 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and four steals; five other Cats reach double-figures

10/22/2013

Epps on adjustment to UK

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

03/22/2015

Hoops vs. Dayton, NCAA Tournament, 032215

UK Hoops falls to Dayton 99-94 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday, March 22, 2015, at Memorial Coliseum.

03/22/2015

Women's Basketball vs. Dayton (USATSI)

Women's Basketball falls to Dayton in the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament; Credit: USA Today (USATSI)

03/20/2015

Hoops vs. Tennessee State, NCAA Tournament, 032015

UK Hoops defeats Tennessee State 97-52 on Friday, March 20, 2015 at Memorial Coliseum in the NCAA Tournament.

03/07/2015

Hoops vs. Tennessee, SECT Semifinals, 030715

The UK women's basketball team falls to Tennessee 75-64 in the semifinals of the SEC Tournament

03/07/2015

Kentucky vs Tennessee: SECT Semifinals

Kentucky falls 75-64 in the SEC Tournament Semifinals

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.

2014-15 (Sophomore)
Named First-Team All-SEC by league coaches and The Associated Press … SEC All-Tournament Team member after averaging a team-high 16.3 ppg in three games … Named to the SEC Winter Sports Academic Honor Roll … Played in all 34 games with 22 straight starting assignments … Led the team and fifth in the SEC in scoring with 14.9 ppg ... In SEC-only games, she led the league with 15.1 ppg ... Ranks as the third-highest sophomore scorer in school history with 477 points this season … Averaged a team-high 16.9 points per game and 4.7 rebounds per game vs. ranked opponents … One of 30 point guards on the Nancy Lieberman Award watch list … After becoming the starting point guard vs. Florida on Jan. 15, she averaged a team-high 16.3 points to go along with 4.7 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game … Had a +1.49 assist/turnover ratio (101 assists to 69 turnovers) … Led the team with 101 assists … Attempted a team-high 165 free throws and shot .691 percent (114-of-165) … Has 32 career games in double-digit points, including 27 this season and closed with four in a row … Scored a career-high 42 points, including 15 of UK’s 18 overtime points in win over Mississippi State (2/12/15) ... First player to score 40+ points in an SEC game since Jen O’Neill’s 43 vs. Baylor last year ... Set career highs in points (42) FGM (18), FGA (30) and minutes (44) … Scored 31 points in UK’s rematch with the Bulldogs in the SEC Tournament quarterfinals, for a total of 73 points in the two games ... Now owns two of the SEC’s top three scoring performances of the season … Averaged a Paradise Jam-high 20.3 points per game in three-game tournament … Named the MVP of the 2014 Paradise Jam’s Reef Division.

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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