Women's Basketball

10  Bernisha Pinkett
Bernisha Pinkett


Washington, D.C.

High School:
Howard D. Woodson




Bernisha PinkettGeneral
Has seen action in 103 career games with eight starting assignments ... Has 18 double-digit scoring games, including a career-high 21 points vs. Miami (Ohio) as a junior ... An outstanding offensive player with an impressive combination of athleticism and skill ... Has great ball-handling ability and a deep shooting range ... Majoring in kinesiology.

• SEC All-Freshman team (2010-11)
• SEC Freshman of the Week (Jan. 7, 2011)

2012-13 (Junior)
Appeared in 35-of-36 games ... Scored in 16 games reaching double figures twice, including a career-high 21 points vs. Miami (Ohio) (11/28) ... Charted her first career double-double with personal highs of 21 points and 10 rebounds, while tying her career best with five assists in 28 minutes off the bench against Miami (Ohio) (11/28) ... Became the first Wildcat to record 20-plus points off the bench since Keyla Snowden vs. Mississippi State (1/8/12) ... Also is the first UK player to post a 20-point and 10-rebound game since Victoria Dunlap (22 pts/11 rbs) vs. Vanderbilt (3/5/11) ... Recorded a career-high six steals vs. Auburn (1/20) in just 15 minutes of action ... Marked the most steals by a Wildcat since A'dia Mathies had six last season against Alabama (2/16/12) ... Was 2-of-4 from the field, recording four points, an assist and a steal in eight minutes off the bench against No.1 Baylor (11/13) ... Has 18 double-digit scoring games in her career.

2010-11 (RS Sophomore)
Scored 13 points at Mississippi State while hitting two 3s and playing an SEC-high 19 minutes ... Scored six points on 2-2 shooting vs. Vanderbilt ... Reached double figures at Tennessee for the first time in 10 games and the second time in SEC play, scoring 10 points, including two 3-pointers ... Grabbed four rebounds, including three offensive boards, vs. Ole Miss ... Scored six points and grabbed three boards vs. Alabama ... Played 18 minutes at Auburn, tying a season-high for the SEC season, and scored eight points to go with four boards ... Scored seven points on 3-5 shooting at Georgia ... Reached double figures in scoring for the first time in six games, netting 10 points vs. Mississippi State, including a season-high tying two 3-pointers ... Had eight points, including two 3-pointers, and seven rebounds vs. Arkansas ... Scored five points with two rebounds at Middle Tennessee ... Scored four points, passed out two assists and had two steals vs. Samford ... Had five points, four rebounds, two assists and a team-high three steals at No. 3 Notre Dame ... Scored 11 points and dished out a career-high five assists with zero turnovers against Arkansas-Pine Bluff in a season-high 23 minutes ... Pulled down a career-high tying eight rebounds against Mississippi Valley State, and scored a team-high tying 13 points ... Had three points and four rebounds vs. Sam Houston State ... Pulled down four rebounds against Nebraska Omaha ... Dished out two assists vs. Northeastern ... Scored a career-high tying 18 points and recorded a career-high tying four steals against Jacksonville State ... Pulled down two rebounds, dished out an assist and had a steal in the season opener against Morehead State.

2010-11 (Redshirt Freshman)
Named to the SEC All-Freshman team ... Saw action in all 34 games, starting the last eight ... UK's fourth-leading scorer (overall) and third-leading scorer in SEC play at 7.0 points per game ... Ranked sixth on UK's freshman list for free throws made (83) and 10th for free-throws attempted (82) ... Had 10 double-digit scoring games ... Made her first career start at Vanderbilt and scored 14 points in a career-high-tying 36 minutes ... Scored a team-high-tying 15 points vs. Tennessee in the SEC Tournament championship game ... Hit 15-of-18 free-throw attempts vs. Vanderbilt on Jan. 23 ... Her 15 made free throws were the most by any SEC player this season ... Named SEC Freshman of the Week for her performance against South Carolina and Mississippi State ... Came off the bench to notch a career-high 18 points and four assists in a career-high 25 minutes of play in helping UK secure its first conference win of the season over South Carolina ... Followed that performance with 13 points in a reserve role against Mississippi State, adding four rebounds and three assists in the win ... Was a major factor in the win over Chattanooga with a career-high tying three 3-point field goals for 11 points ... Had a career day against No. 12 Notre Dame, coming off the bench to chart 17 points on 7-of-14 shooting while going 3-of-6 from behind the arc ... Also collected a career-high five rebounds, four on the offensive end, in 23 minutes of action against the Irish.

Bernisha Pinkett2009-10 (Freshman)
Originally signed with the Wildcats in April of 2009 but deferred her enrollment to the spring semester, which began in January ... Practiced with the team but did not see action.

High School
Four-year starter for Coach Frank Oliver at Howard D. Woodson High School in Washington, D.C. ... Averaged a team-high 24.1 points per game in helping the Warriors to a 22-6 overall record during her senior season ... Named Most Valuable Player of the D.C. Interscholastic Athletic Association (2009) ... First-team All-Beltway selection (2009) ... Scored 1,643 points during her prep career ... Boasted career-highs of 45 and 42 points twice during her senior year ... Instrumental in helping H.D. Woodson win back-to-back City Titles.

The Cats' Cause
Volunteered to pack and deliver food for God's Pantry BackPack program.

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