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Makailah Dyer
Makailah Dyer

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Madison, Wis.

High School:
East

Height:
5-9

Position:
Guard

Of Note: Second generation of her family to don the Cardinal and White, following her mother Janet (Huff), who played for the Badgers from 1980-84, earning All-Big Ten honors in 1984 ... her aunt Theresa Huff also played for the Badgers from 1979-83 and is the only UW player to have her number retired

High School: Two-time Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association all-state ... also earned 2011 second team all-state honors by the Associated Press for Coach James Adams at Madison East High School ... averaged 24.6 points per game as a senior, ranking second in the state ... ranked as the No. 3 player in the state by WisSports.net ... as a junior, averaged 19.8 points, 4.7 assists, 2.3 rebounds and 2.2 steals per game ... 2010-11 Wisconsin Gatorade Player of the Year nominee ... scored her 1,000th career point as a junior, tallying 1,517 points (18.7 ppg) in her career ... three-time all-area and all-conference selection

Personal: Parents are Michael and Janet Dyer ... has a second-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do ... nicknames are Dyer or Kai ... born June 22 ... major is kinesiology

Why Wisconsin?
"I choose Wisconsin because I wanted to stay in my hometown, to get an amazing education and to be apart of something special while playing the game I love."

Off the Court with Makailah

Favorites - Spot on campus: The Kohl Center; Cartoon Character: Spongebob Squarepants; Movie: Love and Basketball; TV Show: Dance Moms; Book: The Hunger Games; Car: Black Range Rover; Athlete: Kobe Bryant; Sports team: LA Lakers
First started basketball: Third grade
Most memorable basketball game: Beating Middleton when they were ranked in the state my sophomore year
My favorite thing about Wisconsin basketball is: Being able to represent one of the best universities in the world day in and day out
Before each game, I: Listen to music to get focused
Best UW road trip: It will be Miami this year!
One word that describes the team: Energetic
One word that describes me: Comical
My teammates say I am: Goofy
Favorite thing to do off the court with my teammates is: Playing Garbage or going out to eat
Most memorable basketball achievement: Being named to the first-team all-state team junior and senior years
If I could change one basketball rule, it would be: Being able to take as many steps as NBA players do
What is the first basketball memory that you have? Winning the sixth grade Division 1 State Championship
This summer, I: Took two classes, lifted and conditioned, worked out, went to Six Flags with the team
Is there something significant about your uniform number? My aunt's number at UW was 21 and my mom's was 10 at UW, subtract those and you get 11! Also, my dad's birthday is Nov. 11 (11/11).
Who is the funniest player on the team? Daria
Who is the best-dressed player on the team? Dakota
Who is the sloppiest player on the team? Taylor
What would you be doing if you weren't playing collegiate basketball? Still going to Wisconsin, just as a regular student
The best thing about Madison is: How enthusiastic people are about the athletic teams
Dream as a collegiate player: Win a Big 10 Championship and make a run in the NCAA tournament
Fantasy job/career: Physical therapist/having my own AAU program
Person most admired/role models: My mom
My most prized possession is/are: My iPhone
I can't live without: Music
My secret addiction is: Getting pedicures
Weird thing about me that almost no one knows: My impersonations
If I could change one thing about myself: I'd be taller
If you could guest star in a TV show it would be? Wipe Out
If you could be a cover of a magazine it would be? Sports Illustrated
The best sporting event you ever attended was? A Laker game in Milwaukee
You won't catch me eating: Broccoli
Nobody knows how much I love to: Watch the food channel
Greatest Invention of the last 100 years: Cell phones
If I could live any place in the world it would be: Los Angeles
If you could spend a week anywhere in the world: Jamaica
If I could live in any time period, it would be: The future
A non-athletic talent I have is: Free styling (at least I think so)
Non-athletic talent I would like to have is: To be able to sing
If I could meet three people from throughout history they would be: God, Oprah, Martin Luther King Jr.
If I had a million dollars: I'd buy my parents a new house, give some away to charity, buy myself a Range Rover and save the rest
One thing I absolutely have to do before turning 40: Take a couple of trips out of the country
Post-college plans: Go to physical therapy school
Career goal: Physical therapist
Most famous person I've ever met: Pat Summitt
If I could have one superpower, it would be: Animal morphing
My dream date would be: Something involving Chris Brown singing to me
What are you most thankful for? My amazing family and friends
What are you passionate about? Basketball, school, and my family
My favorite websites are: Twitter and Facebook
My favorite quote or motto is: "To whom much is given, much is required" -My dad


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