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April 13, 2017
New York City

Makayla Epps

College/Country: Kentucky
Position: Guard
Height: 5'10
Birthdate: June 6, 1995
Birthplace: Lebanon, Kentucky
High School: Marion County (Lebanon, Ky.)
(Image courtesy of Kentucky)

First UK woman ever to earn three All-SEC First Team honors from league’s coaches  (2015, ’16, 17) …   2016-17: Cats’ top scorer (3rd, SEC); only player to end reg. season among SEC’s top-10 in pts, FG%, assts. Sealed Sr. Night win vs. Miss. St. when, with game tied in OT, nailed put-back; had season-high 31 pts vs. No. 4 So. Car. in SEC Trnmnt …  2015-16: All-America First Team (CollegeSportsMadness.com) and Hon. Mention (AP; WBCA). First player in UK history with 500 pts, 100 assts in consecutive seasons. Led team in ppg. Had triple-double with 21p, 12a, 11r vs. Morehead State. Shined vs. highly-ranked Louisville, Duke, So. Carolina (twice), Tenn. Miss. State and Tex. A&M, avg’g 18.4 ppg and hitting .486 on FGs … 2014-15: First-Team All-SEC. Led ‘Cats in scoring, assts. In SEC-only games, paced league with 15.1 ppg. Took over starting PG role Jan. 15 …  PREP:  2013 Kentucky Miss Basketball, Kentucky Gatorade POY; led 39-0 Marion County to first state title …  MISC: Father, Anthony, played at UK from ’94-’98 and was starting PG for Rick Pitino’s ’96 nat’l champs. Makayla finished with more career pts and boards at Kentucky than her dad. Was a Candace Parker fan growing up. Survived Dec. 2013 car accident, when a car she was in flipped multiple times on a Kentucky road while returning from a funeral; played the next day.

Career Statistics

ppg
13.5
stl
0.9
reb
3.8
blk
0.1
ast
3.1
fg%
46.1%