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SamanthaDrake

  • height 6-3
  • class Senior

Samantha DrakeGeneral
Has played in 84 career games with 23 starting assignments … Has three career double-doubles … Has the size and ability to be a dominant inside player … Has solid touch around the basket and can shoot well from the 10- to 12-foot range … Had her high school jersey retired at Nelson County High School on Dec. 4, 2012 … Set the scoring records at Nelson Co., for boys or girls with 3,068 career points and 1,381 rebounds … Brother, T.C. Drake was a tight end on the UK football team from 2006-2009 … Majoring in kinesiology and health promotion – exercise science.

2012-13 (Junior)
Appeared in 27-of-36 games … Averaged 2.6 points and 1.4 rebounds per game, while shooting .583 percent from the field (28-of-48) … Equaled a season-best with nine points in the SEC Tournament quarterfinal win over Vanderbilt (3/8) … Recorded a season-high nine points on 4-of-6 shooting from the floor in 13 minutes at Missouri (1/17) … Did not travel to Alabama on Jan. 6 due to the death of her grandmother … In just five minutes of play, converted on her only shot attempt, while adding four rebounds, a block and a steal at No. 1 Baylor (11/13).

2011-12 (Sophomore)
Averaged 4.7 points and 3.3 rebounds per game … Shot 52.6 percent from the field (50-95) … Fourth on the team in blocks (20) … Had six games in double-digit scoring, including a career-high 21 points at No. 3 Notre Dame … Charted two double-doubles … Set a UK NCAA‚ÄąTournament record with four blocked shots vs. McNeese State, while also scoring eight points and grabbing six boards in a starting role … Had five points, four boards and two steals at Mississippi State … Scored six points and grabbed five boards vs. Mississippi State … Poured in a team-high 18 points on a perfect 6-6 shooting against Samford … Scored a then season-high 13 points, including a 7-8 mark at the foul line, against Arkansas-Pine Bluff … Scored 10 points, grabbed two boards and blocked two shots against No. 10 Louisville … Finished with the third double-double in her career, and her second double-double in as many games, when she scored 11 points and grabbed 11 rebounds against Mississippi Valley State … Became the first player to record back-to-back double-doubles since Victoria Dunlap did it in the 2010-11 season … Recorded the second double-double of her career with 11 points and a career-high tying 13 rebounds vs. Sam Houston State … Narrowly missed out on a double-double against Nebraska Omaha, scoring nine points and grabbing a team-high nine rebounds … Had seven boards against Southern Miss. … Had six points, seven rebounds and two blocks against Jacksonville State … Had a team-high 10 rebounds to go along with five points, two blocks and a career-high two assists against Morehead State.

2010-11 (Freshman)
Started in nine of 25 games played … Averaged 3.2 points overall, including 1.3 in conference play … Saw limited time in SEC play after suffering from the effects of flu-like symptoms … Scored at least two points in 15 games and grabbed at least one rebound 18 times … Second on the team in blocks (21) … Ranked 14th in the SEC in blocks per game (0.9) … Ranked eighth on UK’s freshman list for blocks … Played a career-high 38 minutes vs. No. 3 Duke, charting seven points, six rebounds and a career-high tying four blocks … Recorded her first double-double against UT-Martin, scoring a career-high 14 points and grabbing a career-high 13 rebounds … First UK freshman to chart a double-double since Victoria Dunlap in 2007-08 … Scored 13 points on 3-of-4 shooting and went 7-of-10 from the line against Miami … Also added five rebounds, three blocks and one steal in 15 minutes of play before a knee injury ended her night … Did not play against No. 12 Notre Dame due to a left knee injury … After missing two games with injury, notched 11 minutes against Southern Miss, hitting her first career 3-pointer … Started her first game since Miami vs. Tennessee Tech, recording four points and four rebounds in 18 minutes of play … Played a career-high 38 minutes at Duke, scoring seven points and grabbing five rebounds.

High School
Rated as the eighth-best post player and one of the top 50 players in the nation by two recruiting services … Set scoring records at Nelson County for boys or girls with 3,068 career points while pulling down 1,381 rebounds … Also set Nelson County’s school record for single-game scoring (44 points) … Averaged 22.9 points and 8.5 rebounds as senior for Coach Kelly Wood … Four-time All-Region and District All-Tournament team selection … Shot 61.0 percent from the floor and 72.0 percent from the charity stripe as a senior … Named to The Associated Press second team in helping lead the Cardinals to an 18-11 overall record in 2009-10 … Averaged a double-double with a career-best 26.0 points and 11.0 rebounds per game as a junior … Earned District Tournament Most Valuable Player and Fifth Region’s Player of the Year in 2008-09 … Twice named to The Courier-Journal’s All-State first team and received many other accolades throughout her impressive prep career.

The Cats’ Cause
Volunteered to pack and deliver food for God’s Pantry BackPack program.

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