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11  Samantha Mahoney
Samantha Mahoney

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Detroit, Mich.

High School:
West Bloomfield

Height:
5-10

Position:
Guard


  • All-SEC second team (2006-07) - SEC
  • All-SEC honorable mention (2006-07) - The Associated Press
  • All-SEC second team (2005-06)
  • All-SEC honorable mention - The Associated Press (2005-06)
  • All-SEC preseason second team (2005-06)
  • SEC All-Freshman Team (2004-05)
  • Pepperdine Thanksgiving Classic All-Tournament Team (2005)
  • SEC Player of the Week (2005)

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General
Has played in 99 career games with 88 starts ... A solid guard and potent offensive threat who has been a leader for the Wildcats in each of her three seasons on the team ... Named to the All-SEC second team each of the past two seasons after being a SEC All-Freshman selection in 2004-05 ... The 25th member of UK's 1,000-point club with 1,153 career points ... Ranks 19th on the school's all-time scoring list ... Possesses a beautiful shot and penetrate and dish move ... Solid rebounder for her size, and moves well without the ball.

2006-07 (Junior)
A second-team All-SEC selection who started each of the team's 34 games at shooting guard ... Second on the team and 16th in the SEC in scoring, averaging 12.4 ppg ... Scored in double figures 22 times on the year ... Scored 20 or more points four times during the season, including a career-high 27 points at Louisville (12/3/07) ... Had five or more points in all but one game ... Scored in double-figures in each of the team's WNIT games, averaging a squad-best 14.0 ppg mark during postseason play ... Led the team and ranked10th in the SEC in minutes played with 30.62 mpg ... Played 35 or more minutes in eight games ... Second on the team in assists with 86 dishes ... Had four or more assists on 12 occasions ... Connected on a game-winning five-foot jumper with 1.8 seconds remaining at Alabama to give Kentucky a 63-62 victory ... Scored 15 points with a career-high nine made free throws and a career-high tying four steals at Ball State (3/19/07) ... Played an impressive career-high 48 minutes in a double-overtime game against Mississippi State (1/25/07) ... Had 17 points and tied her career high for most minutes in a regulation game with 39 at No. 8 LSU (1/21/07) ... Tallied a team-high 16 points vs. Ole Miss (1/14/07).

2005-06 (Sophomore)

A second-team all-SEC selection who played in each of the team's 31 games with 27 starts ... Was Kentucky's leading scorer, averaging 11.9 ppg, which ranked 16th in the SEC standing ... Scored in double figures in 23 of the team's 31 games ... Posted a season-high 20 points vs. South Carolina (1/8/06) and No. 23 Florida (3/3/06) ... Shot 60 percent or better from the free-throw line in 18 games ... A key for the Wildcats down the conference stretch, scoring in double figures in nine of the team's last 10 regular season games ... Was perfect from the charity stripe in nine contests, including a 6-of-6 mark vs. No. 1 Tennessee (1/26/06) ... Returned to the starting lineup vs. South Carolina (2/9/06) after coming off the bench in four games ... Charted a team-high 17 points vs. the Gamecocks in her return to the starting five ... Dished out a career-high six assists vs. Alabama (2/26/06) ... Posted a career-high three blocks vs. Georgia Tech (1/15/06) ... Averaged 14.5 ppg and 5.0 rpg in two games of the Pepperdine Thanksgiving Tournament ... Was named to All-Tournament team at Pepperdine Classic for her efforts ... Logged a season-high 39 minutes in win over Indiana State (11-25-05), connecting on 83.3 percent (5-of-6) of her free throws and scored a season-high 16 points.

2004-05 (Freshman)
Saw action in all 34 games, starting the last 27 ... Earned a starting spot eight games into the season ... Named to the All-SEC Freshman team ... Overall, ranked second on the team in scoring 10.6 ppg and steals (30) but even more impressive was that she led UK in league scoring with an average of 12.5 ppg ... Mahoney and SEC Freshman of the Year, Georgia's Tasha Humphrey, were the only freshmen to rank in the top 16 in conference scoring ... Averaged 11.5 points in postseason play, including a team-high 19 points vs. Eastern Michigan (3/18/05) in the first round of the WNIT... Notched her first career double-double with 19 points and a career-high 12 rebounds vs. South Carolina in Columbia (2/24/05) ... Tallied double figure points in 17-of-27 starts, including a career-best 22 points vs. top-ranked LSU (2/17/05) ... Notched a career-high with 10 rebounds vs. South Carolina (1/30/05) ... Scored in double-figures 18 times, including nine of the last 14 games of the season ... Led the team in scoring eight times ... One of 60 players in the country to accept an invitation in May to try out for the 2005 USA Basketball Women's National Team Trials.

High School
Michigan's Miss Basketball Runner Up ... Four-year starter and letter winner at West Bloomfield High School ... WBHS's all-time leading scorer with 2,122 points ... Holds career averages of 20.6 points, 6.6 rebounds, 3.8 assists, and 2.7 steals per game ... Shot 51.1 percent from the field during her career, including 53.5 percent behind the arc .. Also shot an impressive 76 percent from the free throw line ... Averaged 21.9 points and 5.7 rebounds in her senior season, leading her team to their seventh straight district title, third regional title and her second career State Final Four ... Recorded an all-time performance of 32 points, seven rebounds, five blocks, and three steals vs. Lansing Everette in the state championship semi-final game ... Named to the Detroit Free Press Dream Team (2002, 2003) ... Named first team All-State by The Associated Press ... Also named All-State by the Detroit News three consecutive seasons (2001, 2002, 2003) ... Four-time member of the Oakland County Dream Team and All-Area Team (2000-03) ... Street & Smith All-America honorable mention (2001, 2002, 2003) ... Nike All American (2001, 2002) ... Represented Michigan on the North Team, 2003 USA Basketball Youth Development Festival ... McDonald's All-America and WBCA All-America nominee ... Averaged 21.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists as a junior, helping the Lakers win the Oakland Activities Association division title and earn Class A district and regional titles ... Chose UK over Georgia Tech and Michigan.

Cat Scratches
Name: Samantha Mahoney

Nickname: Sam
Date and place of birth: May 20, 1986/Southfield, Mich.
Parents Names: Milton and Pamela
Siblings: Tabatha (14)
Major: Business Management
High School and Coach: West Bloomfield HS/Pamela Mahoney & Larry Moore
Shooting Hand: Right

Career Stats

Year      GP-GS   Min/Avg    FG-FGA   Pct   FG-FGA   Pct   FT-FTA   Pct Off-Def  Tot  Avg  PF-FO Ast  TO Blk Stl  Pts/Avg
2004-05   34-27   924/27.2  127-296  .429   17-38   .447   91-145  .628  37-72   109  3.2  59-0   67  84  17  30  362/10.6
2005-06   31-27   942/30.4  134-346  .387   25-97   .258   77-103  .748  21-60    81  2.6  58-0   75  93  11  38  370/11.9
2006-07   34-34  1041/30.6  148-388  .381   31-107  .290   94-136  .691  40-81   121  3.6  60-1   86  92  23  40  421/12.4
TOTAL     99-88  2907/29.4  409-1030 .397   73-242  .302   262-384 .682  98-213  311  3.1  177-1  228 269 51  108 1153/11.6
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