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Matthew Mitchell Picks Up a 2016 Point Guard

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Memphis, Tennessee point guard Jaida Roper has stopped the bleeding for the UK Hoops program.  She announced on Twitter:

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A former Louisiana Tech signee, the 3-star point guard committed to Kentucky after she received a release from her National Letter of Intent in the fallout from Tyler Summitt’s scandal.  Roper follows Amber Smith, a former LaTech assistant, who is now on staff at UK.  Roper was a two-time all-state performer in Tennessee, ranked as the 30th best point guard in her class by ESPN.

Most importantly, Roper will be able to play next fall, giving Matthew Mitchell seven players on next year’s roster.  It feels good to report that a player is joining the program, rather than leaving.



Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

5 Comments for Matthew Mitchell Picks Up a 2016 Point Guard

  1. dgtuk
    5:34 am May 20, 2016 Permalink

    Needed that badly! Finally some positive MOJO ….

  2. Nerds
    8:16 am May 20, 2016 Permalink

    Next UK Hoops post: “Matthew Mitchell loses a 2016 point guard”.

  3. Sentient Third Eye
    9:52 am May 20, 2016 Permalink

    I think MM needs to add one more post player for next season. Perhaps a JUCO? Maybe even a couple. Even 7-8 is awfully thin for the way they like to play.

  4. kvltclassic
    10:56 am May 20, 2016 Permalink

    3 comments on this, 40 on negative ones. Come on, be supportive.

    • Larry Pratt
      11:02 am May 20, 2016 Permalink

      Agreed. People were calling for his head. Give the guy some time and support.