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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


03/06/2015

UK Hoops Meets Mississippi State in SEC Tournament Quarterfinals

Wildcats looking for ninth straight win over Bulldogs and a spot in the semifinals for the sixth consecutive season

03/05/2015

Kentucky-Vanderbilt Postgame Notes

Kentucky 67, Vanderbilt 61

03/01/2015

Hoops Knocks Off No. 2 South Carolina 67-56 on Senior Day

O'Neill posts 15 points, eight rebounds; Bishop 11 points, nine rebounds; Epps adds 14

03/01/2015

Kentucky-South Carolina Postgame Notes

Kentucky 67, South Carolina 56

02/28/2015

UK Hoops Closes Regular Season on Sunday at Memorial

Wildcats play No. 2 South Carolina on Sunday at 5 p.m. ET

10/22/2013

Epps on adjustment to UK

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

03/05/2015

Hoops vs. Vanderbilt, SEC Tournament, 030515

UK Hoops defeats Vandy 67-61 in their first game of the SEC Tournament on Thursday, March 5, 2015

03/01/2015

Hoops vs. South Carolina, 030115

UK Hoops defeats No. 2 South Carolina 67-56 on Senior Day, Sunday, March 1, 2015 at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Ky.

03/01/2015

No. 13 Kentucky vs. No. 2 South Carolina

No. 13 Kentucky takes down No. 2 South Carolina, 67-56

02/26/2015

Hoops at Arkansas, 022615

UK Hoops defeats Arkansas 56-51 on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

02/19/2015

Hoops vs. Texas A&M, 021915

UK Hoops falls to Texas A&M 81-69 on Thursday, February 19, 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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