We’re moments away from Makayla Epps’ Senior Night in Memorial Coliseum and there is a story on the internet that you HAVE TO read before that one tips off.
The story of Epps, in her own words, just went up over on The Players’ Tribune, where several famous athletes have penned their own pieces.
Epps is the next in line to do so, sharing how she went from Anthony Epps’ daughter to Louisville commit to Kentucky Wildcat, and how playing for Kentucky was/is so special, beyond basketball.
Here, have an excerpt:
All my life people have been asking me about playing in my father’s shadow. I never saw it as a negative thing. If anything, I felt the opposite. I watched my father strive to succeed while he was playing, and it inspired me to play the game the way he did.
And I liked the bar being set high for me. It motivated me to bring my best to the court every game. I told myself that by the end of high school, when people in Marion thought of the name Epps, they were going to be thinking of me first.
Seriously, read it: Kentucky Woman by Makayla Epps