Jessica Hardin, Rachel Potter will be UK walk-ons

By LARRY VAUGHT

A little over a week ago when I asked Lewis Morris, the father of Kentucky sophomore Maci Morris, how he felt about UK’s lack of depth going into this season after the player defections from last year’s NCAA Tournament team.

He told me not only was he confident the team would be fine, but he thought there would be two walk-ons to help the team’s depth.

Based on what Jen Smith of the Lexington Herald-Leader has reported, Morris was right. She noted that Jessica Hardin of Wayne County and Rachel Potter of Pikeville both participated in a recent photo day with the team.

I watched Hardin often in high school when she was the 12th Region Player of the Year. She was a prolific scorer (1,795 points). She was a near 40 percent shooter from 3-point range but also was a scrappy player with a knack for getting to rebounds as she had almost 800 career boards.

She played one year at Bellarmine College and was an AAU teammate of UK senior standout Makayla Epps.

Potter, a 5-11 guard, was also a big-time scorer who averaged over 20 points per game during her senior season of 2013-14.

 

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