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Makayla Epps on Naismith Trophy Watch List

Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Kentucky Wildcats junior guard Makayla Epps has been named to the 2015-16 Naismith Trophy Women's College Player of the Year Watch List.

The 50-player watch list was announced Thursday and the winner will be announced during the Final Four in April. Epps currently leads the Wildcats in scoring at 16.2 points per game to go with 7.2 assists per game, which ranks seventh in the nation.  Epps also holds the 13th-best assist to turnover ratio in the NCAA with 43 assists vs 12 turnovers for a ratio of 3.58.

Epps is one of just seven players in the NCAA this year to have recorded a triple-double and is the second Wildcat in program history to accomplish the feat. That came vs Morehead State on Nov. 18 as she scored 21 points with 11 boards and 12 assists. A preseason All-SEC First Team selection, Epps has scored 758 points during her 74 games during her UK career.

The watch list will be narrowed to 30 candidates on February 10, 2016 and cut to 10 semifinalists on March 3.  The four finalists will be announced on March 18, and the Naismith Trophy Women's College Player of the Year will be announced during the NCAA Women's Final Four on April 4.