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Monday, February 02, 2015

UConn's Jefferson a candidate for Staley Award

UConn junior Moriah Jefferson is a candidate for the Dawn Staley Award, which is presented to the best guard in the country.

Jefferson leads the Huskies with 97 assists and steals and ironically she will face off against Staley, who is the head coach at South Carolina, at the much anticipate No. 1 vs. No. 2 showdown on Feb. 9.

The winner of the award will be announced during the Final Four.

Here's the list of candidates while also includes Iona senior Damika Martinez, a native of Meriden who is averaging 24.9 points per game as a senior for the Gaels.

Aerial Powers, Michigan State
Allisha Gray, North Carolina
Amber Orrange, Stanford
Brittany Boyd, Cal
Brittany Hrynko, DePaul
Courtney Williams, South Florida
Damika Martinez, Iona
Jewell Lloyd, Notre Dame
Jordan Jones, Texas A&M
Kelsey Mitchell, Ohio State
Kelsey Plum, Washington
Moriah Jefferson, Connecticut
Niya Johnson, Baylor
Samantha Logic, Iowa
Tiffany Mitchell, South Carolina
Tyler Scaife, Rutgers

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