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Evelyn Akhator
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Evelyn Akhator's Bio

About Evelyn Akhator

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

Selected by the Dallas Wings as the third overall pick in the 2017 WNBA Draft

 

2017

Saw action in 15 games as a rookie… Debuted in her first WNBA game on 5/25 at San Antonio… Scored her first WNBA points against Phoenix on 5/27.

COLLEGE

Completed her collegiate career at Kentucky after transferring from Chipola Community College, in Marianna, Fla., where she led the Indians in scoring and rebounding each year…. At Kentucky, she held an All-American senior season for the Wildcats, earning Associated Press All-America Honorable Mention honors.… Finished the season averaging 15.9 points per game and 10.8 rebounds per game with a team-best 29 blocks.… Also ranked second on the team with 45 steals, while her 56.8 percent

from the field was a team-best.… Started in all 33 games, averaging 31.5 minutes per game.… Posted 18 double-doubles during the season which was the fourth most in a single season in program history and the most ever by a play not named Valerie Still.… Ended her career with 31 double-doubles, which ranked tied for third all-time with former UK All-American Victoria Dunlap … Although she was only on campus for two years, she ended her career second all-time rebounding averaging (10.1), eighth all-time in scoring average (13.7) and fourth in field-goal percentage (54.1)…. Started all 33 games her junior campaign, after transferring from Chipola College…. Led Kentucky in rebounds and blocks and finished third in steals and points…. Ended the season averaging 11.5 ppg, 9.3 rpg, 0.9 blocks per game, hitting a team-best 156-for-306 (.510) from the field … Had 316 total rebounds on the year, which was the seventh most in a season in UK history, while her 9.3 rebounding average ranked eighth in a single season…. … In her first ever SEC Tournament, she recorded two double-doubles with 15 points and 13 rebounds against LSU and 12 points and 11 rebounds against Florida.

PERSONAL

Parent(s): James Akhator … Siblings: One brother (Friday), four sisters (Maris, Grace, Fidelia, Sandra) … Graduated from Kentucky on May 4, 2017 with a major in Community and Leadership Development… Growing up in Nigeria, first picked up a ball at 14 at a girl’s camp; was encouraged to play due to her height…  When her mother, Benedicta passed away in 2013, Evelyn nearly gave up basketball and the dream of moving to the U.S.; her pastor and prep coach guided her back to playing.

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