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Tuesday, November 01, 2011

No UConn players on AP preseason All-American team

Baylor junior center Brittney Griner, selected by all 40 voters, led the preseason Associated Press All-American team which featured no UConn players.

Griner was joined on the squad by Notre Dame's Skylar Diggins, Nneka Ogwumike of Stanford, Shenice Johnson of Miami and Tennessee's Shekinna Stricklen.

Griner joins former UConn stars Maya Moore and Diana Taurasi, Tennessee products Chamique Holdsclaw and Candace Parker, Duke's Alana Beard, Oklahoma's Courtney Paris and Seimone Augustus as unanimous preseason All-Americans with Moore accomplishing the feat twice. Five of those seven (Moore, Taurasi, Holdsclaw, Parker and Augustus) ended up being No. 1 overall picks in the WNBA draft.

UConns Tiffany Hayes and Stefanie Dolson did receive honorable mention status.

For the sake a full disclosure, I am one of the 40 AP voters and my ballot ended up being the team listed above.


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