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Transcript: UK Hoops Player Evelyn Akhator, Makenzie Cann Post UK Hoops 82 vs Georgia 61 Comments

#13 Evelyn Akhator, Senior, F

On changes she’s made in the last two games…

“I would say in Practice, we as a team talk. Like I said the last game, we talk as a team and told each other that it has been awhile since we have actually had fun. I had a meeting with Coach Mitchell, everybody does, and he told me that I need to step up my energy and that I lost my mental focus. I think that my mental focus, and also in practice we are playing. It all started in practice, playing as a team and we just went at it against our practice players and that gave us confidence for the game.” 

On promising Coach Mitchell to get better…
“Before the game today, Coach Mitchell reminded me that I promised to get better and I told him that I got him. I promised him that I would bring the energy no matter what happens in the game. I would use speed and post up— that was my promise.”

On being up by 30 in the first half…
“I don’t think we were surprised. One thing Makayla and Coach Mitchell say is that we need to keep playing. We just need to keep going at it. We weren’t worrying about the points, we just needed to get better and treat the game like we were practicing.” 

#22 Makenzie Cann, Junior, G

On seeing Evelyn elevate as a player… 

“It’s great as a team, and especially when you have the shooter and they have to send four people on her. It’s easier for us, so I don’t complain about it.” 

On opponents finding it hard to double team… 
“Definitely. In practice we practiced it a lot, her expecting to get double teamed. I like when they lead.” 

On playing without a mask… 
“Obviously that mask was not ideal, but I am very thankful that they did that for me because I was in a lot of pain at that time. I was very thankful that they got that for me but, it’s a lot better to not wear it. The first mask that I wore at Tennessee I was not able to really see at all. I could see a little, but peripheral vision wasn’t great. The one they made for me was better. Still not great, but it was better, much better.”

On having consistency with the past few games… 
“I think it’s big for our confidence. Makayla and Evelyn brought us together in practice and said that we need to come together. We want to win. We don’t want to fall back any, and I think that we were just motivated in practice. Like Coach said, I think this is where we got a lot of our confidence and the games are where we got to show it.” 

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Transcript: UK Hoops Player Evelyn Akhator, Makenzie Cann Post UK Hoops 82 vs Georgia 61 Comments


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