Women's Basketball
Deasia Merrill - Women's Basketball - University of Kentucky Athletics 11


  • position Forward
  • height 6-1
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Villa Rica, Ga.
  • High school Villa Rica HS

A skilled and physical inside player that should provide immediate depth at forward … Coaching staff loves her versatility and ability to score all over the floor … Picked Kentucky over Duke, Pittsburgh, Miami (Fla.), North Carolina State, Rutgers, St. John’s, Virginia, Ole Miss and Georgia Tech
2019-20 (Freshman)
Missed the season due to a knee injury.

High School
Is a four-star prospect according to ESPN.com, ProspectsNation.com and All-Star Girls Report … ESPN.com ranks her as the 66th best player in the 2019 class and the eighth best at the forward position … ESPN.com evaluated her as a “strong front court prospect that rebounds, handles and passes in transition; offensive game stretches the defense to the arc; hands that can catch and finish plays in traffic; agile stretch-4 performer with deceptive quickness on the perimeter and physical in the paint; rebounds and attacks coast-to-coast in up-tempo game; deep range threat complemented by dribble-drive attack; exploits mismatches” … Has been a star at Villa Rica High School under Tammy Norred as a three-time Atlanta Journal Constitution First-Team All-State selection while she was honorable mention in 2016 … Earned Class 5A Player of the Year honors as a senior averaging 25.6 points per game with 15.4 rebounds per game, 6.3 assists per game, 4.2 blocks per game and 5.2 steals per game … Averaged 16.2 points and 10.5 rebounds per game as a junior adding 3.4 assists and 2.7 steals per game … Shined her sophomore season with 22.8 points, 10.4 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 1.8 steals per game … Busted onto the scene with a dominating freshman season, averaging 25.8 points, 13.0 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.8 steals per game … Was named the Georgia AAAAA Regional Player of the Year three times … Helped guide Villa Rica to the GHSA Girls State Final Four her junior and senior years while the team made state tournament appearances her freshman and sophomore seasons.
Place of Birth: Carrollton, Ga. … Parent(s): Cornelius and Veronica Merrill … Siblings: Dessiah and Ladarius Merrill … Shooting Hand: Right

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