JOHN: Roddy knew the team could beat UT

Eleia Roddy has proven to be a huge force on the boards for the Women's Hoops team but the combination between Eleia and 6-foot-3 forward/center Jennifer Humphrey has proven to be formidable for UK opponents.

Eleia Roddy has proven to be a huge force on the boards for the Women's Hoops team but the combination between Eleia and 6-foot-3 forward/center Jennifer Humphrey has proven to be formidable for UK opponents, "I really think when we are both out there, that we have the ability to dominate the rebounding on both ends of the floor. Sometimes we are on the floor at different times covering the other team's big player and switch off. But when we are together, we can really add a dimension to the team."

A few days before "the game" with Tennessee, sophomore forward Eleia Roddy was just hoping that the UK Women's Hoops Team was just hoping that they could keep the game close, "My mindset was just to really play as hard as we could and to make sure that we did not get blown out," Roddy said, "but on the day of the game, I don't know what it was but I felt like, ‘we can do this. We can beat this team.' I made sure that I communicated to the team and I tried to pump my team up. I had no doubt we could beat Tennessee."

Eleia believes the win over Tennessee showed the world the team's potential, "I think we served notice in the SEC," Eleia said, "our team is coming together. The chemistry has improved tremendously. We have learned from some of the mistakes we made in our losses during the season and it seems like we are making strides every day.

Eleia has aspirations to play professional basketball after Kentucky, "I do have a dream of playing in the WNBA and I believe if I work hard at it, that my time will come. If not the WNBA, then someplace else. I am committed to continue to play basketball at my time at Kentucky, even if that means overseas."


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