UK Hoops gets point guard for 2016 class

05/21/2016 07:43 AM


UK Women’s basketball head coach Matthew Mitchell announced that Jaida Roper will join the team next year as a true freshman. Roper, a 5-7 guard from Memphis, is a four star prospect who averaged 17.8 points per game, 5.7 assists per game, 3.9 steals per game and 3.6 rebounds per game her junior year.

In a press release, Coach Mitchell said, “We are so excited for Jaida to become a Wildcat. She is a high-character person, an exciting basketball player and a very hard worker. Jaida will be a great fit in our program and I look forward to helping her develop as a person, a student and a player.”

Clayton Abernathy

Clayton Abernathy is the producer for KSTV. A recent graduate from the University of Kentucky with a degree in journalism, Clayton covered UK sports throughout his four year college career for various radio and television stations, including an internship with KSTV last summer. He is passionate about UK sports, and loves to apply that passion to his work every day. He loves to eat, run, explore nature, jam with his buddies, and play basketball and golf on the weekends. You can follow Clayton on Twitter @Abernathy_cn2.


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