Women's Basketball

AjaePetty

  • position Forward
  • height 6-3
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Baltimore, Md.
  • High school Baltimore Polytechnic Institute
  • Previous School LSU
  • Major Public Health

Provided UK with good depth in the post after transferring from LSU after two seasons … Was one of the best post players in the nation after high school … Is skilled around the basket and athletic up and down the floor.

2022-23 (Junior)
Played in 29 games for Kentucky, averaging 5.7 points per game and 4.7 rebounds per game in 15.1 minutes per game … She added 21 blocks, 20 steals and 18 assists in 2022-23 … Scored in double digits in six straight games, and in seven of eight games, during the nonconference season… That stretch included two double-doubles, the first of her career … Petty scored at least 10 points in nine games on the season and at least 15 points in two games on the season … She led Kentucky in rebounds on 12 occasions and in blocks on nine occasions … Recorded six points, five rebounds and two assists against Alabama in the 2023 SEC Tournament Second Round … Had 10 points, seven rebounds and four steals at Texas A&M … Had seven points and six rebounds at Ole Miss … Played 17 minutes at then-No. 1/1 South Carolina, recording six rebounds, two points, two blocks and one steal … Led Kentucky with seven rebounds against then-No. 1/1 South Carolina, adding three points and two assists … Had three rebounds, three blocks and three points against then-No. 7/6 LSU, adding a steal and an assist … Recorded three rebounds and two blocks in less than six minutes at Georgia … Grabbed eight rebounds against then-No. 24/23 Arkansas, adding four points, two steals and a block … Scored 15 points on 6-of-8 shooting against Ohio, adding eight rebounds, three assists and a block … Had 11 points and nine rebounds against Murray State, adding two blocks and a steal … Had 11 points against then-RV/No. 24 Louisville, adding six rebounds … Recorded second straight double-double in first true road game of the season at Minnesota, recording 16 points, 12 rebounds, an assist and a steal … Had her first career double-double against UNC-Greensboro, recording 10 points, 12 rebounds, two block, two steals and an assist … Scored 12 points against Dayton in the Bahamas, adding six rebounds, two steals and an assist … Scored 12 points on 6-of-8 shooting against then-No. 14/14 Virginia Tech in the Bahamas, adding four rebounds and a block … Had five points and seven rebounds against Bellarmine, adding two steals, an assist and a block … Recorded five rebounds against Coastal Carolina, adding two points and a block … Scored six points in season opener against Radford, adding three rebounds and an assist.

2020-22 (at LSU)
Played in 31 career games across two seasons at LSU … As a freshman in 2021, she appeared in 19 games finishing the year with 18 rebounds, 17 points, two blocks and one assist … Scored a season-high five points against Auburn as a freshman … As a sophomore, she played in 12 games … Had a career-best 12 points against Samford, going 5-of-6 from the field … Added six rebounds against Texas Southern last season … Named to 2021 First-year SEC Academic Honor Roll.

High School
Played senior season at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute … The Engineers were 22-1 and ranked No. 1, advancing as far as the 3A state semifinals before the season shutdown … Team won third straight Baltimore City title in February 2020 … Was a top stock riser in Summer 2019 on the AAU circuit playing for Power Move … Was No. 1 post player and No. 16 overall in Next Sports Phenom Class of 2020 Top 100 ranking … Played her junior year at the Institute of Notre Dame, averaging 15 points and 11 rebounds per game … As a freshman and sophomore, played at New Town High School, the Maryland 2A state champions in 2017 … Averaged 14.8 points and 11.1 rebounds per game as a sophomore at New Town.

Personal
First name is pronounced like “Asia.”

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