UK women’s basketball team lands top-10 recruit

 Posted by at 9:22 PM on November 3, 2015  Comments Off on UK women’s basketball team lands top-10 recruit
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Updated story: Some quotes, insight from Duvall’s AAU coach

Bullitt East star Lindsey Duvall committed to play basketball for the University of Kentucky on Tuesday.

Duvall — a 5-foot-9 prospect in the class of 2017 — is ranked by ESPN as the No. 3 point guard in her class and the No. 10 overall player nationally. She averaged 23.7 points and 7.5 rebounds as a sophomore last season and has been playing varsity ball since the seventh grade.

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UK women’s program expecting several visitors from classes of 2016 and 2017 for Big Blue Madness

 Posted by at 1:30 AM on October 16, 2015  Comments Off on UK women’s program expecting several visitors from classes of 2016 and 2017 for Big Blue Madness
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Photo: Charles Bertram/Herald-Leader

Photo: Charles Bertram/Herald-Leader

UK women’s basketball coach Matthew Mitchell will host more than a dozen recruits at Friday night’s Big Blue Madness, and the guest list includes a total of seven players from the classes of 2016 and 2017.

Here’s a look at each of the more immediate UK targets (and commitments) who will be in town this weekend:

Ty Harris: The 5-11 point guard from Indianapolis is ranked by ESPN as the No. 27 overall prospect in the class of 2016. This will be Harris’ official visit to Kentucky, and she is a major recruiting target for the Cats. Other schools on her list include Ohio State, South Carolina, Iowa and Rutgers.

Lindsey Corsaro: The 6-foot guard from Indianapolis is already committed to the Wildcats for the class of 2016. ESPN ranks her as the No. 35 overall prospect and eighth-best guard in the senior class. She committed to UK more than a year ago.

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Taylor Murray’s team wins McDonald’s girls’ game

 Posted by at 8:53 PM on April 1, 2015  Comments Off on Taylor Murray’s team wins McDonald’s girls’ game
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Taylor Murray | McDonald's photo

Taylor Murray | McDonald’s photo

CHICAGO — UK women’s basketball signee Taylor Murray scored four points and tied a team high with six rebounds in the East team’s 89-87 victory over the West in the McDonald’s All-American Game on Wednesday night.

Murray was 1-for-4 from the floor and made both her free-throw attempts. At 5-foot-6, she was the shortest player at the McDonald’s Game this week yet still managed to grab six rebounds in 14 minutes on the court.

Louisville signee Asia Durr had 14 points, six rebounds and was the leading scorer for the victorious East team.

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UK women’s signee named Maryland’s top player

 Posted by at 1:47 PM on March 12, 2015  Comments Off on UK women’s signee named Maryland’s top player
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Taylor Murray

Taylor Murray

UK women’s basketball signee Taylor Murray was named the Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Maryland on Thursday.

Murray — a 5-foot-6 point guard — averaged 29.6 points, 8.8 rebounds, 4.1 assists and a whopping 7.0 steals per game for Annapolis Area Christian School this past season.

“I have been in girls basketball as a high school and AAU coach for 25 years and have never seen anyone take over a game like Taylor can,” said Chuck Miller, head coach of Severn School (Md.). “She has some of the quickest hands and
athletic instincts that I’ve seen.”

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UK basketball recruits earn Naismith national honors

 Posted by at 2:29 PM on March 10, 2015  Comments Off on UK basketball recruits earn Naismith national honors
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Briscoe

Briscoe

Two UK men’s basketball signees and two women’s signees were among the high school players included on the Naismith All-America teams Tuesday.

Isaiah Briscoe earned the highest honor of those players as a second-team All-American. Skal Labissiere made the third team. UK women’s signees Maci Morris and Taylor Murray were both honorable mentions on the girls’ team. Morris (Bell County) joined honorable mention Erin Boley (Elizabethtown) as the only Kentuckians to make either team. Boley is committed to Notre Dame for the class of 2016.

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Skal Labissiere, Maci Morris playing at North Laurel

 Posted by at 11:24 AM on December 1, 2014  Comments Off on Skal Labissiere, Maci Morris playing at North Laurel
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Skal Labissiere

Skal Labissiere

UK basketball signees Skal Labissiere and Maci Morris will both play within about an hour’s drive of Lexington this weekend.

The two future Wildcats — and several other highly touted recruits — are set to appear in the Legacy Nissan Classic at North Laurel High School in London. The three-day event begins Friday night.

Morris and the Bell County girls team will start things off against host North Laurel on Friday at 5:30 p.m. Morris signed with UK last month and is considered the No. 44 national prospect in the class of 2015, according to the All-Star Girls Report recruiting service. She is widely regarded as the No. 1 senior in the state.

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UK women will host several recruits for Madness

 Posted by at 7:39 PM on October 16, 2014  Comments Off on UK women will host several recruits for Madness
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Photo: Amy Wallot/For the Herald-Leader

Photo: Amy Wallot/For the Herald-Leader

UK women’s basketball coach Matthew Mitchell has another impressive list of guests lined up for Friday night’s Big Blue Madness. Here’s a rundown (with a few quotes courtesy of All-Star Girls Report analyst Bret McCormick):

OFFICIAL VISITS
Maci Morris — The Bell County standout committed to Kentucky last September and is regarded as the No. 1 senior in the state of Kentucky. Morris — a versatile 6-foot guard — is ranked by All-Star Girls Report as the nation’s No. 44 overall prospect in the class of 2015. She’s also in the Top 100 nationally according to ProspectsNation.com (32nd) and ESPN (62nd).
“She does a little bit of everything,” McCormick said when Morris committed. “And she just kind of has that basketball gene. … She has a high basketball IQ.”

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Women’s basketball: Erin Boley picks Notre Dame

 Posted by at 8:17 PM on September 16, 2014  Comments Off on Women’s basketball: Erin Boley picks Notre Dame
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Elizabethtown High School junior Erin Boley — considered the best girls’ basketball player in the state — announced her commitment to Notre Dame on Tuesday night.

The 6-foot-2 forward is ranked as the No. 7 overall prospect in the class of 2016 by All-Star Girls Report. She is No. 9 overall in the ESPN HoopGurlz rankings.

Boley had scholarship offers from just about every major program in the country, including Kentucky and Louisville. Earlier this summer, she cut her list to seven schools: UK, U of L, UConn, Notre Dame, Stanford, Tennessee and Vanderbilt.

Elizabethtown High — led by Boley — advanced to the Sweet Sixteen championship game in March, losing to Butler. Boley averaged 20.9 points and 9.5 rebounds per game as a sophomore.

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Four UK women’s commits make national rankings

 Posted by at 11:11 AM on August 26, 2014  Comments Off on Four UK women’s commits make national rankings
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Photo: Charles Bertram/Herald-Leader

Photo: Charles Bertram/Herald-Leader

All four of UK women’s basketball coach Matthew Mitchell’s commitments for the class of 2015 were mentioned in the latest player rankings from ProspectsNation.com.

Mitchell’s latest acquisition — Maryland point guard Taylor Murray — is the Cats’ top-rated commitment at No. 21 overall. Murray, who committed to UK earlier this month, is considered the No. 6 point guard in the class.

Next comes New York City standout Batouly Camara, who is listed as the No. 30 overall prospect and No. 6 post player for 2015. The 6-foot-3 recruit committed to UK earlier this summer.

In-state star Maci Morris of Bell County is ranked by Prospects Nation as the No. 32 overall player and No. 7 wing in the class. The accompanying article with the new rankings compares Morris to former Scott County star Rebecca Gray, who played for both UK and North Carolina.

Allen County-Scottsville’s Morgan Rich is considered the No. 119 overall player and No. 27 point guard in the class. Rich is still recovering from a torn ACL suffered in February.

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UK women land commitment from top point guard

 Posted by at 4:19 PM on August 13, 2014  Comments Off on UK women land commitment from top point guard
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UK women’s basketball coach Matthew Mitchell added another highly touted player to his recruiting class of 2015 on Tuesday night.

Taylor Murray — a 5-foot-6 point guard from Maryland — announced her commitment to the Wildcats.

All-Star Girls Report ranks Murray as the No. 30 overall player in the class.

“She’s quick and she’s a good athlete, but probably her strongest suit is that she has a good feel for the game,” recruiting analyst Bret McCormick told the Herald-Leader. “She really understands the game and has a good basketball IQ. She’s a top-notch point guard. She knows how to run a team and get others involved.”

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