Cats sign 6-foot-6 junior college player

Kentucky confirmed on Thursday night that it has added Ivana Jakubcova of Slovakia to its signing class. The 6-foot-6 junior college player is the Cats’ first international player since Melissa Langelier of Quebec, Canada.

Jakubcova is averaging 7.6 points and 6.6 rebounds in seven games so far this season for Murray State College in Oklahoma. She’s rated the No. 20 overall junior college player, including the fourth-ranked post player by one service.

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