Marion County duo decommit from Louisville, open recruitment

Marion County's Makayla Epps (top) drives to the basket March 12 against DuPont Manual's LeAsia Wright during the state tournament at E.A. Diddle Arena. Epps and teammate Kyvin Goodin-Rogers decommitted from the University of Louisville during the summer, and Goodin-Rogers has since had contact with WKU head coach Michelle Clark-Heard. The pair still plan to play together in college, according to their high school and AAU coach. (Joe Imel/Daily News)

Marion County’s Makayla Epps (top) drives to the basket March 12 against DuPont Manual’s LeAsia Wright during the state tournament at E.A. Diddle Arena. Epps and teammate Kyvin Goodin-Rogers decommitted from the University of Louisville during the summer, and Goodin-Rogers has since had contact with WKU head coach Michelle Clark-Heard. The pair still plan to play together in college, according to their high school and AAU coach. (Joe Imel/Daily News)

The Western Kentucky women’s basketball team has one scholarship left to fill in the 2013 class, but a pair of prized in-state recruits are once again available.

Marion County senior guard Makayla Epps recently decommited from the University of Louisville, joining senior forward and teammate Kyvin Goodin-Rogers, who decommited from U of L in June.

Trent Milby, who coaches the duo at Marion County and on the AAU circuit, told me Sunday that Goodin-Rogers and Epps still plan to play together in college.

Goodin-Rogers has had contact with new WKU coach Michelle Clark-Heard since opening her recruitment, Milby said. As of Saturday, Epps had not spoken with the Lady Toppers’ staff.

Heard has close ties to the players, as she was an assistant coach at Louisville for five seasons before being hired as WKU’s head coach in March.

Goodin-Rogers, a 6-1 forward, averaged 13.4 points and 9.1 rebounds per game as a junior at Marion County. Epps, a 5-10 guard, averaged 17.2 points and shot 49.7 percent from the field.

Regionally, the pair have talked to head coaches at Kentucky, Middle Tennessee, Indiana and Ohio State, Milby said.

The Lady Toppers have one 2013 verbal commit so far, Paul Laurence Dunbar guard Kierra Muhammad.

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