LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky women’s basketball head coach Matthew Mitchell has released the team roster for the 2009-10 season.
The Wildcats return five letterwinners, including three starters from last year’s squad that advanced to a school-record fifth-consecutive post season tournament. Returning starters are junior All-SEC forward Victoria Dunlap (Nashville, Tenn.), senior guard Amani Franklin (Stone Mountain, Ga.) and junior point guard Amber Smith (Winter Haven, Fla.). Also returning are junior guard Carly Morrow (Chattanooga, Tenn.) and senior forward Lydia Watkins (Hopkinsville, Ky.).
“I’m excited about the beginning of the school year,” Mitchell said. “I’m looking forward to starting individual workouts and the opening of practice on Oct. 16.”
In addition, Mitchell welcomes three Division I transfers in sophomore guard Rebecca Gray (Georgetown, Ky./North Carolina), sophomore guard Keyla Snowden (Lexington, Ky./Akron) and sophomore guard Crystal Riley (Arlington, Tenn./LSU). UK also welcomes three freshmen to the squad in Kentucky Miss Basketball and high school All-America guard Adia Mathies (Louisville, Ky.), 6-2 forward Brittany Henderson (St. Altadena, Calif.) and 6-6 center Anna Cole (Mondovi, Wis.).
Three signees are currently not with the team. Center Jeniece Johnson and guard Bernisha Pinkett have deferred their enrollment to the spring 2010 semester. Freshman guard Porsha Postell has been dismissed from the team for violation of team rules.
The 2009-10 numerical roster follows and is attached:
No. Name Pos. Cl. Ht. Hometown/HS/College
1 Adia Mathies G Fr. 5-9 Louisville, Ky./Iroquois HS
3 Crystal Riley G So.-TR 5-5 Arlington, Tenn./ Hillcrest HS/LSU
4 Keyla Snowden G So.-TR 5-7 Lexington, Ky./Lexington Catholic HS/Akron
5 Carly Morrow G Jr. 5-11 Knoxville, Tenn./Chattanooga Girls Prep School
12 Lydia Watkins G/F Sr. 6-1 Hopkinsville, Ky./Christian Co. HS
23 Rebecca Gray G So.-TR 5-10 Georgetown, Ky./Scott Co. HS/North Carolina
24 Amber Smith PG Jr. 5-5 Winter Haven, Fla./Winter Haven HS
25 Amani Franklin G Sr. 5-11 Stone Mountain, Ga./Redan HS
30 Anna Cole C Fr. 6-7 Mondovi, Wis./Mondovi HS
34 Victoria Dunlap F Jr. 6-1 Nashville, Tenn./Brentwood Academy
40 Brittany Henderson F Fr. 6-2 St. Altadena, Calif./John Muir HS