The JumpOffPlus.com Report staff will visit Lexington during the 2013-14 season to check in on the Kentucky Wildcats @UKHoopCats.
Tentative Visit Date: Oct. 18, 2013
Head Coach: Matthew Mitchell
Campus Location: Lexington, Kent.
Arena Name: Memorial Coliseum
Practice Facility: Joe Craft Center
Key 2013-14 Returners:
Sr. DeNesha Stallworth – Pinole Valley HS (Richmond, Calif.) – career averages of 12.9 points and 6.3 rebounds per game
Samarie Walker – Chaminade-Julienne HS (West Carrollton, Ohio) – averaged 8.1 rebounds per game, 1.6 blocks per last season
Key 2013-14 Newcomers:
Season Preview Podcast:
pay for an essay to be written In just six seasons on the job, Matt Mitchell has ushered Kentucky into a new era of women’s basketball where making the NCAA Tournament is a given. The question is how far in the tournament will the Wildcats go. The past two seasons, Mitchell and his staff have guided the Wildcats all the way into the Elite Eight. In the process, they’ve entrenched themselves amongst the nation’s elite programs. Coming off of a 30-win season, they’ll return two potential 2014 WNBA draft picks in DeNesha Stallworth and Samarie Walker. Both of them started their careers at other schools – California and Connecticut – before arriving in Lexington.
Another indicator of Mitchell’s Wildcat program turning the corner is the recruiting class that walked on campus this summer. essays written by smart students Ranked No. 5 nationally by ProspectsNation.com, the Wildcats usher in three players who were all in the class of 2013 ELITE 100. Two of them, No. 37 Makayla Epps and No. 5 Linnae Harper, were named McDonald’s All-Americans last spring.
Jonathan Hemingway’s Take on the Wildcats:
The key for this season will be to replace A’dia Mathies who was a two-time AP SEC Player of the Year. Those are big shoes to fill for anyone, but Mitchell may look to call upon his top 5 recruiting class to give instant help. Freshman Linnae Harper of Chicago, Ill. will fit Mitchell’s style very well and could have one of the best freshman seasons of any newcomer in the country. We will get a paper writing service in us good gauge of how good the Wildcats are very early in the season as they take on in-state rival Louisville at home on December 1 and then fly to Arlington, Texas to take on Baylor on December 6.
Highlights of the win vs. Louisville last season:
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