- Lebanon, KYHometown
- Marion County High School
- 37Overall Rank
- 10Position Rank
- Jul 26, 2012
- No. 51 Makayla Epps reopens her recruitment
- Makayla Epps of Lebanon, Ky., has decommitted from Louisville, according to her Marion County High School coach, Trent Milby. The 5-foot-8 combo guard originally committed in May of 2011 to the Cardinals and is still considering the program.
"She just felt like she wanted to open up and make sure she was 100 percent," Milby said. "She always wanted to play with (Kyvin) Goodin-Rogers but I don't know how much of an impact that made."
Epps, who is ranked No. 51 in the ESPN HoopGurlz Super 60 for the 2013 class, committed to Louisville the same time as her high school teammate Goodin-Rogers. The 6-1 forward rescinded her commitment from Louisville in early June.
- May 31, 2011
- Louisville lands pair of in-state 2013 high-school teammates
- The day after Makayla Epps, the 5-foot-10 point guard from Lebanon, Ky., returned from the USA Basketball U16 national team trials, she made her college commitment. The rising junior was not the only Marion County High School star to commit, according to Trent Milby, the Knights head coach, Epps will was joined by teammate Kyvin Goodin-Rogers in committing to Louisville on Tuesday.
Both Epps and Goodin-Rogers are on the ESPNU HoopGurlz 100 Watch List for the class of 2013. The pair gives the Cardinals a kickstart to the program's underclass recruiting. With a majority of the Louisville roster being in freshman and sophomore classes this past season, it makes sense that Jeff Walz is working ahead. The program has two players next season that will graduate after next season so it likely will not skip the 2012 class but definitely has some flexibility, which allowed these two in-state prospects to pledge now.
Epps averaged 16.8 points per game while doling out 4.8 assists per game as a sophomore. Goodin-Rogers, a 6-0 forward 11.5 points and 9.6 rebounds per game in her sophomore season. The duo along with Bre Elder, a 5-8 rising senior guard, led Marion County to a 27-7 record and a regional championship.