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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Four Huskies on Naismith Player of the Year list

The UConn quartet of Stefanie Dolson, Kelly Faris, Bria Hartley and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis are among 30 players in contention for the Naismith Trophy.

UConn is the only team with four candidates while Baylor, Notre Dame, Duke, Maryland and Penn State each have a pair of players on the list.

Dolson is a 6-5 junior center who is averaging 14 points a game (while shooting 60 percent from the field), 6.4 rebounds and 37 blocked shots. Faris, a 5-foot-11 senior guard/forward, is the only UConn player to start every game this season. She led the Huskies with 114 assists and 77 steals and is averaging a career-high 10.8 points per game. Hartley, a 5-7 junior guard, is averaging 9 points per game while Mosqueda-Lewis, a 6-foot sophomore forward, is averaging a team-best 17.1 points per game and her 85 3-pointers is tied for the eighth most in UConn history.

Baylor's Brittney Griner, who was last year's winner, is among the other candidates. The winner will be announced on Apr. 8.

Here is the list of candidates:

Bentley  Alex  Senior  G  Penn State
Bone  Kelsey  Junior  C  Texas A&M
Clarendon  Layshia  Senior  G  California
Delle Donne  Elena  Senior  F  Delaware
Diggins  Skylar  Senior  G  Notre Dame
Dolson  Stefanie  Junior  C  Connecticut  
Ellenberg  Aaryn  Junior  G  Oklahoma
Evans  Shante  Senior  F  Hofstra
Faris  Kelly  Senior  G  Connecticut 
Goodrich  Angel  Senior  G  Kansas
Gray  Chelsea  Junior  G  Duke
Griner  Brittney  Senior  C  Baylor
Hartley  Bria  Junior  G  Connecticut 
Hawkins  Tianna  Senior  F  Maryland
Hill  Tayler  Senior  G  Ohio State
Hooper  Jordan  Junior  F  Nebraska
Lucas  Maggie  Junior  G  Penn State
Mathies  A'dia  Senior  G  Kentucky
McBride  Kayla  Junior  G  Notre Dame
Moore  Lindsey  Senior  G  Nebraska
Mosqueda-Lewis  Kaleena  Sophomore  F  Connecticut 
Ogwumike  Chiney  Junior  F  Stanford
Penn  Karisma  Senior  F  Illinois
Rasheed Niveen  Senior  F  Princeton
Rodgers  Sugar  Senior  G  Georgetown
Rowe  Ebony  Junior  F  Middle Tennessee State
Simmons  Meighan  Junior  G  Tennessee
Sims  Odyssey  Junior  G  Baylor
Thomas Alyssa  Junior  F  Maryland
Williams  Elizabeth  Sophomore C Duke

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone averaging 9 points and 3 assists per game is on that list. What is this pee wee sports, no keeping score, everyone gets a trophy? Jim, you honestly believe Hartley belongs in the same category as Griner, EDD, Diggins, and KML?

6:30 PM 

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