5  McKenzie Akers
McKenzie Akers
Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Princeton, W.Va.

High School:
Princeton Senior HS

Height:
5-6

Position:
G

2013-14 (Freshman)

Appeared in all but one game for the Herd (at Old Dominion, Feb. 1), making eight starts ... fourth-best 3-point percentage at .279 (34-of-122) ... scored career-high 18 points versus Louisiana Tech (Feb. 8), matching career-best four threes ... third-most 3-pointers made per game at 1.1 off 4.1 attempts ... made career-best four assists versus Florida Atlantic (Feb. 26) and WVU Tech (Dec. 9) ... named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.

High School

All-time leading scorer at Princeton Senior High School (1,800 points) ... averaged 24.9 points, 7.0 assists, 2.0 steals, 1.0 turnover and 3.0 rebounds per game ... team made one state tournament appearance ... named first team All-State captain ... Bluefield Daily-Telegraph Player of the Year ... Student-Athlete of the Year ... also involved in student council (student body president), Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Students Against Drunk Driving, Key Club, Pep Club, Choir and church activities.

Personal

Born September 21, 1994 ... daughter of Earnie and Lori Akers ... has one sister, Tesla, who is the head girls' basketball coach at Princeton High School ... major is undecided, but plans to work in the medical field.

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