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Two future UK Hoops players named McDonald’s All-Americans

The Kentucky men’s basketball program isn’t the only team stocking up on McDonald’s All-Americans for next season in Lexington. Matthew Mitchell’s UK Hoops team had two future players named as McDonald’s All-Americans today as well. Linnae Harper and Makayla Epps will both join Kentucky next season, and will also both play in the all-star game. Harper and Epps will be the 6th and 7th players in the history of UK Hoops to be named McDonald’s All-Americans.

In case you hadn’t heard, point guard Linnae Harper is a 5-star prospect ranked as the 5th best player in the country. She is the highest ranked player that Matthew Mitchell has ever recruited to Kentucky. Marion County’s Makayla Epps, the daughter of former UK guard Anthony Epps, is ranked as the 37th best player in the 2013 class. Epps was originally committed to Louisville, but changed her mind late last summer.

This year’s UK Hoops team is currently ranked in the top 10 in the country following a second elite 8 appearance in the last 3 years. Matthew Mitchell is not only getting it done on the court, but he’s bringing in a caliber of player unlike anything the program has seen before. When Kentucky takes the court next season, the following 7 former McDonald’s All-Americans will all be suiting up together: Samarie Walker, Denesha Stallworth, Jenn O’Neill, Bria Goss, Janee Thompson, Makayla Epps and Linnae Harper. Seven McDonald’s All-Americans. Yikes.


Article written by Ally Tucker

I once successfully requested "The Wobble" to be played 6 times at one wedding.

5 Comments for Two future UK Hoops players named McDonald’s All-Americans

  1. Roland
    6:17 pm February 14, 2013 Permalink

    I hope, (serious),these fine young ladies have nice hair, cause the current UK Hoops ladies ALL have nice hair. They (current UK squad) could do lady hair products commercial hair.
    Have you notice their pictures?

    I hope I am not first.

  2. DrSayre
    6:22 pm February 14, 2013 Permalink

    Exciting things happening with UK Hoops!

  3. Finally
    6:37 pm February 14, 2013 Permalink

    A shameful first post instead of one proclaiming that they are ‘FIRST!!!’ hits me as somewhat refreshing. I like that.

  4. Cat Fan in Georgia
    6:38 pm February 14, 2013 Permalink

    1 – I’m a big fan of women’s basketball – and hair has nothing to do with it…jeez

  5. gossie21
    6:51 pm February 14, 2013 Permalink

    Seriously, can someone give us a hair update? I’m dying over here.