Draft Prospect Profiles | Evelyn Akhator


College: Kentucky
Class: Senior
Height: 6-3
Position: Forward
Hometown: Lagos, Nigeria

Quick Hits

• SEC Player of the Week by league office (11/15/15, 12/27/15, 01/17/16, 02/29/16)
• SEC Player of the Week by CollegSportsMadness.com (11/14/15, 12/27/15, 02/29/16)
• NCAA Starting Five (March 1, 2016)
• First-Team All-SEC by league coaches

Strong, athletic player that had an immediate impact on Kentucky’s post play since arriving on campus … Wins the battle around the rim with her ability to finish and grab rebounds with both hands … Has a winning pedigree as she helped Chipola Community College win a national title in 2014-15 … Finishes well with either hand and has a great feel around the basket … Picked Kentucky over Tennessee, Texas and Florida State.

2016-17 SEASON
Evelyn was named to the SEC All-Tournament team after combining for 47 points and 20 rebounds in two games in the SEC Tournament, including a double-double against South Carolina with 24 points and 11 rebounds. She was also chosen by league coaches as First Team All-SEC for the first time in her career. In her Senior Night performance against No. 3 Mississippi State, led the team in scoring and rebounds with 27 points and 16 rebounds for her 15th double-double of the season. Her 16 double-doubles this season are the fourth most in a single season in UK history. Her 29 career double-doubles also ranks fourth in program records. She poured in a career-high 29 points against Alabama on Jan. 12. She leads the team in total rebounds with 325 (10.5 rpg), total blocks, with 24, and shooting efficiency, shooting 187-of-317 from the floor for a .590 clip. She is second on the team in scoring, averaging 15.8 points per game to average a double-double. Akhator was the first UK player to have five consecutive double-doubles since Eleia Roddy in the 2008-09 season.

“Every night she comes with an attitude of ‘I’m going to outwork my opponent.’ We had some chances to keep her off the glass and she just outworked us. She’s playing like one of the best players in the SEC.”
-LSU Head Coach Nikki Fargas

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