Samantha Drake has made it official and has given her verbal commitment to the University of Kentucky and coach Mathew Mitchell. The 6’2 ½ sophomore averaged 22.5 points per game as a Freshman and 11 rebounds per game for a team that went 26-4 last season.
Coach Kelly Wood on Samantha.. “We feel Samantha’s best basketball is still in front of her. With her work ethic and determination to get better she can be as good as she wants to be. She understands she has to develop a mid range jump shot and get stronger. She is an extremely hard worker and while this elevates her to the forefront of the Miss Basketball race for 2010, it also puts a bullseye on her back. We have all the confidence in the world in Sam continuing her growth as a player not only here at Nelson County High School but also with Coach Mitchell and the University of Kentucky. We couldn’t be happier about her decision.”
Samantha’s older brother (T.C. Drake) is a tight end for UK’s football team.