Women's Basketball


  • position Guard
  • height 5-9
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Conyers, Ga.
  • Previous School Auburn
  • Major Journalism
  • High school Greater Atlanta Christian Academy

Graduated with an undergraduate degree in broadcast journalism and a minor in communications in May 2022 … Played in 132 career games and made 51 career starts (two years at Auburn and three years at Auburn), averaging 9.5 points per game and 2.3 rebounds per game in 22.1 minutes per game, adding 172 assists, 197 steals and 52 blocked shots … Played in 80 UK career games and made 37 UK career starts, averaging 10.8 points per game and 2.5 rebounds per game in 24.2 minutes per game at UK, adding 126 assists, 107 steals and 39 blocks at UK … Concluded her college career scoring in double digits in 66 games, scoring at least 15 points in 27 games, scoring at least 20 points in 11 games and scoring at least 25 points in one game … In her UK career, led her team in scoring on 17 instances and led her team in steals on 13 instances … Eclipsed 1,000 career points with her 19-point performance at Georgia on Jan. 5, 2023, and concluded her college career with 1,255 career points … Aggressive style of play on both ends of the floor that fit into the Wildcats’ system perfectly … Was a star in high school and All-SEC Freshman Team honoree at Auburn (2018-19) … Increased her performance her sophomore season at Auburn, before electing to transfer to Kentucky in the summer of 2020 … Was granted an immediate waiver to play the 2020-21 season at UK.

Career Awards / Honors
3X SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll (2019-20, 2021-22, 2022-23)
2018-19 SEC First Year Academic Honor Roll
2018-19 SEC All-Freshman Team

2022-23 (Graduate)
Played in 29 games and made 28 starts on the season, averaging 16.3 points per game, 2.6 rebounds per game, 2.1 assists per game, 1.8 steals per game and 0.7 blocks per game … She concluded the season ranked fifth in the SEC in points per game (16.3), first in the SEC ranked second in FT% (82.7%, 105-127) and eighth in the SEC in steals per game (1.8) … She scored in double digits in 27 of her 29 games in 2022-23, while she had nine 20+ point games and led Kentucky in scoring 15 times during the season … She also made at least two steals in 16 games … Led the Wildcats in scoring with 20 points against Florida in the 2023 SEC Tournament First Round, adding five rebounds, two assists and two steals … Had 17 points against Tennessee, adding two rebounds, an assist and a block … Led all scorers at Texas A&M with 21 points, adding four rebounds, four assists and two steals … Unavailable against Georgia (ankle) … Had 24 points at then-No. 1/1 South Carolina, going 13-of-14 from the line, adding four steals, two blocks, two rebounds and an assist … Scored 13 points against Missouri, adding four steals, three blocks, two assists and two rebounds … Led Kentucky with 19 points against Auburn, adding three rebounds, an assist and a block … Led Kentucky with 24 points at Mississippi State, adding seven assists, two steals and two rebounds … Scored a career-high 29 points at Florida, including 17 points in the fourth quarter … In that game, went 10-of-10 from the line, adding five rebounds, three steals and two assists … Returned to game action at Georgia, leading Kentucky with 19 points, which helped her eclipse 1,000 career points, adding two assists and a steal … Unavailable against then-No. 24/23 Arkansas with a finger dislocation … Led Kentucky in scoring with 22 points at Missouri, adding six steals, two blocks and a rebound … Led Kentucky in scoring with 22 points against Ohio, including knocking down four 3-pointers, adding four assists and four rebounds … Led Kentucky in scoring with 18 points against then-NR/RV FGCU, adding three rebounds, two steals, an assist and a steal … Led Kentucky in scoring with 20 points against then-RV/No. 24 Louisville, adding five rebounds, five assists, a steal and a block … Scored 18 points in first true road game of the season at Minnesota, including 12 points in the third quarter, adding four rebounds, three assists and two steals … Led Kentucky in scoring with 15 points against Dayton in the Bahamas, adding two rebounds, two steals and an assist … Had 13 points , two rebounds and two assists against then-No. 14/14 Virginia Tech in the Bahamas … Produced 19 points on 6-of-10 shooting and 7-of-8 from the line against Coastal Carolina, adding five rebounds, four steals, two blocks and two assists … Had 11 points against Morehead State, adding six steals, three rebounds and three assists … Scored 17 points in season opener against Radford, adding three rebounds and four assists.

2021-22 (Senior)
Played in 25 games with nine starts for the Wildcats … Averaged 8.8 points and 2.5 rebounds per game … Went 25-for-67 from 3 during the season … Added 37 assists and 31 steals … Tied for the most steals in game vs. Presbyterian with 4 … Tied for most steals in game vs. Winthrop and notched fourth straight games with over 10 points … Scored second-highest point total in her career in game vs. DePaul with 22 points … Led Kentucky in points with 11 at South Carolina … Missed several games during league play due to an ankle injury … Returned to the court vs. South Carolina on February 10 … Earned 10th double-digit scoring game against Arkansas with 11 points … Also came off the bench to hit two 3s against Missouri … Scored 12 points with two blocks and two assists in first game of the SEC Tournament against Mississippi State … Hit a season-high four 3s with 16 total points in the SEC Tournament semifinal win against Tennessee … Hit a game-changing 3-pointer in SEC Championship win against South Carolina.

2020-21 (Junior)
Strong season, playing in 26 games and averaging 18.0 minutes per game … Averaged 6.6 points per game, hitting 23 3s and went 29-of-37 from the free-throw line … Recorded 20 minutes, scoring seven points, adding five rebounds, three assists, two steals and a block in her debut vs. Murray State … Went 50 percent from the field against Belmont, scoring nine points on 4-of-8 shooting, including a 3-pointer, while also grabbing five rebounds and leading the team with four assists … Played a season-high 28 minutes at Kansas State, scoring 11 points on 4-of-11 shooting, including a pair of 3-pointers, added five rebounds and three steals … Made some clutch shots down the stretch against No. 13 Indiana, scoring 12 points on 3-of-5 shooting, including 1-of-2 from long range, and 5-of-6 from the line …Scored on 50 percent of her shots off the bench at DePaul, earning 12 points on 5-of-10 shooting, including knocking down a pair of 3-pointers, adding six rebounds and three assists … Key contributor off the bench in win over No. 10 Arkansas, recording nine points on three timely 3-pointers, adding four rebounds and one assist, in just 14 minutes of action … Forced a season-high five seals against No. 5 South Carolina … On her 21st birthday against Alabama at Rupp Arena, scored a season-high 15 points on 6-of-10 shooting, including 3-of-5 from the arc, while grabbing four defensive boards and one assist in just 23 minutes of action … Contributed eight points against Tennessee at Rupp Arena, scoring on 2-of-5 shooting and a 3-pointer, while adding two rebounds, a steal and a block … Scored 10 or more points in seven games … Led UK in assists twice and steals four times.

2018-20 (at Auburn)
Played 52 career games at Auburn her freshman and sophomore seasons, earning All-SEC Freshman Team honors in 2018-19 … Played in 32 games and averaged 5.8 points per game while going 35-of-94 from long range and 24-of-34 from the free-throw line with 34 steals as a freshman … Key moment during her freshman season was making the game-winning shot and free throw with 8.6 seconds left vs. Vanderbilt, earning her SEC Freshman of the Week honors … In her collegiate debut, she scored 16 points and hit three 3s vs. Grambling State while she had 14 points and was 4-of-5 from 3 against Oklahoma and went a perfect 5-of-5 from long range against Elon … Upped her numbers as a sophomore even though she missed the first nine games of the season due to injury … Played in 20 games with 14 starts averaging 10.1 points per game with 27 3-pointers, 56 steals and 28 assists … Best game came vs. Missouri where she posted a career-high 23 points hitting three 3s with four steals and went a perfect 6-of-6 from the free-throw line … Scored 15 points at South Carolina, hitting two 3s with two steals, while she had 17 points against Ole Miss with three treys … Scored 10 or more points in 11 games and hit at least one 3-pointer in 16 of her 20 games played.

High School
A five-star recruit and ranked as the No. 17 overall player nationally by ESPN.com entering college … The outlet also tabbed her the No. 6 guard in the class after an impressive high school career at Greater Atlanta Christian … Was the GHSA Class AAA Player of the Year and an Atlanta Journal-Constitution First-Team All-State performer as a junior averaging 17 points and 5.7 rebounds per game … Also excelled in the club circuits helping her team to Nike National Girls Championship in 2016 and Nike National Girls EYBL Platinum Championship in 2017.

Place of Birth: Atlanta, Ga. … Parent(s): Mary and Robert Benton … Siblings: Has two siblings, Inky Johnson, who played college football at Tennessee and Myla Benton … Shooting Hand: Right … Major: Journalism.

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