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Makayla Epps Named Preseason All-America

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Makayla Epps raked in yet another award when Athlon Sports named the senior guard Preseason All-America Second Team today.

Epps is one of few players remaining from last season’s squad whom she carried to the Sweet 16 where their season ended against Washington.

Last year Epps averaged a team best 17.1 points per game along with a 47% from the field, 4.5 assists and 4.8 rebounds per game. Epps also scored more 20+ points in 12 games and in double-digits 29 times.

This is just one of many awards that Epps has managed to earn over her last three years at UK. After a stellar junior season the guard was named All-America First Team by CollegeSportsMadness.com and also received an All-America Honorable mention by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association and The Associated Press.

Not only those, but Epps was named a first-team All-SEC performer by coaches around the league and the AP. During the season, she was also listed on three different watch lists: the Dawn Staley Award Mid-Season, Naismith Trophy Midseason 30 and the Wade Trophy.

Coming off an incredible junior year, Epps should have a killer final year with the Cats.

Article written by Haley Simpson

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