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Vitals: The 6-foot-2 freshman swing player is from Lexington (Lexington Christian). Her major is undecided. She was born Jan. 16, 1992.
The lowdown: The 2010 Kentucky Miss Basketball gives UK a new post option with an incredibly accurate outside shot. She will spread out opposing defenses and create matchup problems. She will have to get stronger and get used to the speed of play in college.
Vitals: The 5-foot-8 freshman guard is from Arlington, Texas. Her major is integrated strategic communications. She was born June 4, 1992.
The lowdown: Conwright is maybe the fastest player on a fast, fast team with a nose for the ball on defense. Coach Matthew Mitchell called her perhaps the best defender of this incoming class. On offense, she is explosive and will be a good addition to a team known for running and gunning.
Vitals: The 6-foot-3 freshman center is from Bardstown (Nelson County). Her major is human nutrition. She was born Oct. 30, 1991.
The lowdown: A welcome addition to a relatively inexperienced frontcourt, Drake has a Southeastern Conference body with her length and size. She brings a more physical element to the post position and probably will contribute early.
Vitals: The 6-foot-1 forward is from Nashville. Her major is family studies. She was born Sept. 19, 1989.
The lowdown: The reigning SEC Player of the Year is on national watch lists for nearly every individual post-season honor there is. She led the team in nearly every statistical category last season, including scoring, rebounding, blocks and steals. As Dunlap goes, so goes Kentucky. It's not her personality to lead vocally, but she's improving.
Vitals: The 5-foot-8 freshman guard is from Salem, Conn. Her major is business management. She was born June 6, 1992.
The lowdown: Versatile guard who most likely will come off the bench and see playing time at any of three guard positions. Natural athlete whose father, Ray, played for the New York Jets and whose brother, R.J., plays basketball for Holy Cross.
Vitals: The 6-foot-2 sophomore forward is from Pasadena, Calif. Her major is hospitality management. She was born March 3, 1991.
The lowdown: Coach Matthew Mitchell calls her a "junkyard dog" for her aggressive, physical play and nose for the ball. A year of SEC experience was invaluable and will show this season with added playing time. Her teammates voted her the player most likely to have a breakout season.
Vitals: The 5-foot-9 sophomore guard is from Louisville (Iroquois). Her major is psychology. She was born March 18, 1991.
The lowdown: The SEC Freshman of the Year doesn't believe in sophomore slumps and says having a target on her back makes her run faster. The team's second-leading scorer last season and one of its most tenacious defenders, she could be one of UK's most important weapons this season.
Vitals: The 5-foot-11 shooting guard is from Chattanooga. Her major is business economics. She was born Jan. 29, 1989.
The lowdown: Senior guard was sidelined by illness at the end of the season but had a strong summer in the gym. She will be looked to for her experience, leadership and three-point shooting expertise.
Vitals: The 5-foot-6 freshman point guard is from Bronx, N.Y. Her major is kinesiology. She was born April 19, 1990.
The lowdown: Kentucky's first McDonald's All-American will be called on early to make plays and score in the absence of Amber Smith at point guard. O'Neill is a strong leader, even as a freshman, and was called "everything you want in a point guard" by Mitchell. She will be a dangerous weapon with her ability to get to the basket, shoot outside and distribute the ball.
Vitals: The 5-foot-7 redshirt freshman guard is from Washington, D.C. Her major is kinesiology. She was born Oct. 13, 1991.
The lowdown: Pinkett has had a year to learn the system and develop chemistry with the team, which could mean more minutes for her, especially early. She is deceptively quick and is one of the team's most accurate outside shooters.
Vitals: The 5-foot-5 junior point guard is from Memphis by way of Louisiana State. Her major is kinesiology. She was born April 18, 1990.
The lowdown: Explosive playmaker will be one of the key contributors at the point guard spot. Riley has fully healed from off-season surgery on her foot, and her experience and leadership will be key on the court. She sees the floor well, but needs to take care of the ball.
Vitals: The 5-foot-6 senior point guard is from Winter Haven, Fla. Her major is integrated strategic communications. She was born Sept. 9, 1989.
The lowdown: Even from the bench — where Smith will be relegated to with a torn ACL — this senior will be key. She is the team's fiery emotional leader. The more involved she is during the season, the better the Cats will be. Smith is rehabbing with the intention of returning late this season.
Vitals: The 5-foot-7 junior guard is from Lexington (Lexington Catholic) by way of Akron. Her major is communications. She was born April 12, 1989.
The lowdown: Extremely accurate shooting guard made her way into the starting lineup late in the season and was a key outside presence during UK's NCAA Tournament run. Snowden will have a lot of competition for playing time, but is a proven winner with big-game experience.