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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


08/14/2014

UK Hoops Unveils 2014-15 Non-Conference Slate

Cats' schedule highlighted by matchup with Baylor in Rupp Arena and Paradise Jam Island Tournament

03/29/2014

Hoops Falls to Baylor 90-72

Stallworth leads Kentucky with 19 points

03/22/2014

Kentucky-Wright State Postgame Notes

Kentucky 106, Wright State 60

03/21/2014

Press Conference Quotes - Kentucky

Memorial Coliseum - Lexington, Ky. - Friday, March 21, 2014

03/09/2014

No. 12/13 UK Hoops advances to Fourth SEC Championship in Last Five Years

The Wildcats face Tennessee, looking for their first SEC Championship since 1982

10/22/2013

Epps on adjustment to UK

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

03/29/2014

Hoops vs. Baylor, NCAAT, 032914

Hoops falls to Baylor in the Sweet 16 at the Purcell Pavillion at the Joyce Center on Saturday, March 29, 2014.

03/24/2014

Hoops vs. Syracuse, NCAAT, 032414

UK Hoops defeats Syracuse 64-59 to advance to the Sweet 16, Sunday, March 24, 2014 at Memorial Coliseum.

03/22/2014

Hoops vs. Wright State, NCAAT, 032214

UK Hoops defeats Wright State 106-60 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Ky.

03/09/2014

Hoops vs. Tennessee, SECT Finals, 030914

Hoops vs. Tennessee, SECT Finals, 030914

03/08/2014

Hoops vs. South Carolina, 030814

UK Hoops defeated the South Carolina Gamecocks 68-58 in the Semifinal round of the SEC Tournament

Makayla EppsGeneral
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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