Cats could add to roster still

Even with four new signees joining Kentucky this summer, the Cats still only have 12 scholarship players. The NCAA allows women’s basketball teams to carry 15 scholarship players.

Coach Matthew Mitchell didn’t rule out adding players to the roster during the offseason.

“It’s a consideration,” he said. “I can’t comment specifically on that, but it’s possible that we can add another players and I’m really excited about this roster and who we have currently.

“If nothing changes, we have a very exciting roster. If we can improve it over the next few weeks or the coming months, we’ll always look to do that.”

The Cats return guards Janee Thompson, Linnae Harper, Makayla Epps and (pending suspension) as well as transfer Crishae Rowe. UK also returns forwards Kyvin Goodin-Rogers, Alexis Jennings and Alyssa Rice, as well as junior college transfer Ivana Jakubcova, who redshirted last season.

At least one report has UK in the mix for junior college Player of the Year Evelyn Akhator, a 6-foot-3 forward from Nigeria who played for Chipola Community College. She reportedly has Tennessee, Texas, Florida State and UK on her final list.

About Jennifer Smith

Jen Smith has been a sports writer at the Herald-Leader since 2000, covering everything from high school sports to auto racing to various University of Kentucky sports. A native of Louisville and a graduate of the University of Kentucky (much to the dismay of her Louisville graduate mother and Indiana graduate father), Jen now resides in downtown Lexington with her husband and two young sons. You can follow her on Twitter @jenheraldleader or send her an email at
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