Women's Basketball

EmmaKing

  • position Guard
  • height 5-10
  • class Junior
  • Hometown Stanford, Ky.

In-state guard that continues to improve … Can also create off the dribble and score in a variety of ways … Born and raised in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and has always been a Kentucky fan, dreaming of playing for the Wildcats … Chose Kentucky over Wisconsin, Florida, Dayton and Louisville.

  • SEC Academic Honor Roll (2020, 2021, 2022)

2021-22 (Junior)
Saw increased time as a junior … Played in 26 games with two starts … Averaged .2 points per game and 1.2 rebounds per game … Earned her first two career blocks in game against North Alabama … Led UK in blocks with two in game against USC Upstate … Earned career best in points (10), rebounds and minutes against Auburn … Played 27 minutes against Vanderbilt with nine points and hit a 3 … Played a career-high 33 minutes against LSU with seven points and three rebounds … Earned career-high four assists against Alabama.

2020-21 (Sophomore)
Made the first start in her career in season opener against Murray State, playing for 16 minutes with three assists, one rebound and one steal … Also started against Belmont with three rebounds and a steal … Scored against Idaho State in the NCAA Tournament, going 2-of-2 from the free-throw line.

2019-20 (Freshman)
Played in 15 games during the season scoring 21 points with six assists, three rebounds and two steals … Hit four 3s during the year and seven total field goals … In her career debut against Mount St. Mary’s, scored seven points, hitting two 3s … Recorded her first career steal at Missouri and also had one at Ole Miss … Also hit a 3 vs. Charlotte and vs. Samford.

High School
A three-star prospect by ESPN.com and ProspectsNation.com … Led Lincoln County in scoring as a senior averaging 18.5 points per game and 7.3 rebounds per game while hitting 44.3 percent from the field and 38.2 percent from long range … Was an 83.9 percent free-throw shooter as a senior, hitting 104 of 124 from the charity stripe … Strong senior campaign led her to 2018-19 ALL-USA Kentucky Girls Basketball Team and was named to the Kentucky-Indiana All-Star Classic roster … Played in all 32 games her junior year for Cassandra McWhorter at Lincoln County High School … Led the Patriots to the 12th Region championship game as a junior and regional semifinal as a senior … Averaged 20.6 points with 5.0 rebounds per game as a junior and showed off her impressive shooting skills, hitting 45.6 percent from the field and 37.3 percent from long range with a team-best 60 made 3s … Strong junior season led her to be named all-state second-team by the Lexington Herald-Leader and Associated Press … Averaged 17.9 points and 4.5 rebounds per game as a sophomore hitting 38.1 percent from the field and 30.5 percent from long range with a team-best 58 makes from long range … Scored her 1,000 career point in high school as a sophomore where she averaged 15.2 points per game and hit 39.9 percent from the field … Ended her high school career with over 2,500 career points and 750 rebounds … Played for Kentucky Premier and helped the U17 Team win the Nike National Championship in July … ESPN.com evaluated her at the Nike Tournament as a “agile off-guard who brings smooth release on jumper with range behind the arm; creates off the dribble, penetrates and passes in traffic; knocks down the jumper off of screens”

Personal
Place of Birth: Danville, Ky. … Parent(s): Eric and Nancy King … Siblings: Two older sisters, Katie and Jenna … Shooting Hand: Right … Major: Human Health Sciences

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