- position Guard
- height 5-10
- class Redshirt Junior
- Hometown Phoenix, Ariz.
- Previous School Arizona State
Electric guard that will be a scoring threat when she returns to the court after sitting out the 2018-19 season due to NCAA transfer rules … Transferred to Kentucky from Arizona State in June of 2018 and spent the summer working out with the team as she returns from a knee injury … Played in Rupp Arena in 2016-17 for the Sun Devils against the Wildcats, scoring nine points with four rebounds and two assists … Is a senior academically but will have athletic eligibility remaining in 2019-20.
at Arizona State
Played in 75 career games with 38 starts at Arizona State before her third season was cut short after only nine games due to injury … Shined on and off the court in Tempe, earning Pac-12 All-Freshman honorable mention honors in 2016, while she was Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention in 2017 and second-team in 2018 … As a freshman in 2015-16, she played in every game and led the team in free-throw percentage and was second in 3-point field-goal percentage and fourth in 3-pointers … Best performance as a rookie was a season-high 19 points – including 14 in the second half – on 5-of-7 shooting against Washington State … Added six rebounds against the Cougars … Scored in double figures against Hawaii, Columbia and Oregon during the year on her way to Pac-12 All-Freshman honors … Blossomed as a sophomore, playing in every game with 32 starts leading the team in 3s and free-throw percentage while sitting second in assists and fourth in scoring and steals … Scored in double figures nine times during the 2016-17 season, including a season-best 17 against Washington State … Was a star in Arizona State’s four postseason games in 2016-17, averaging 13.3 points per game on 48 percent shooting from the field, including 50 percent from long range … In the Pac-12 Tournament, she scored 12 points against Utah and 14 against UCLA and continued that hot scoring in the NCAA Tournament with 15 points in the opener vs. Michigan State before 12 points and three 3s against eventual national champion South Carolina in the second round … Prior to her injury in 2017-18, she played in all nine of ASU’s games and had scored in double figures five times, including a career-high tying 19 points against Sacramento State … At the time of her injury, she was averaging 10.2 points per game, which ranked second on the team and had been named to the ASU Classic All-Tournament Team after averaging 14.5 points, shooting 56 percent from the field in wins over Buffalo and UC Riverside.
A 2015 graduate of Desert Vista High School in Phoenix where she averaged 10.8 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.5 steals during her high school career … Was one of five players named to The Arizona Republic’s All-Arizona girls basketball team in addition to earning All-Tribune First-Team honors following a senior season in which she averaged 15.1 points, 5.4 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 3.3 steals … A participant in USA Basketball’s 16-under National team trials in May of 2013 and the USA Basketball Women’s U17 World Championship Team Trials in April 2014, she was a top-100 player in the class of 2015 out of high school.
Place of Birth: Colorado Springs, Colo. … Parent(s): Ryan Haines and Sharon Valdivia … Major: Journalism/Minor in Sociology … Shooting Hand: Right.