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Thursday, December 10, 2015

3 UConn stars, New Haven's Holmes on Naismith Trophy watch list

The UConn trio of Moriah Jefferson, Breanna Stewart and Morgan Tuck as well as former Hillhouse High star Bria Holmes are among 50 players on the watch list for the Naismith Trophy.

Jefferson, a 5-foot-7 senior guard, is third on the Huskies in scoring averaging 12.3 points per game. She leads UConn with 42 assists and 18 steals. She is also just three assists away from becoming the 11th Husky with 500 career assists.

Stewart, a 6-foot-4 senior forward, leads the team in scoring (23.9) and rebounding (8.6). She is also the first NCAA Division I women's player with at least 300 assists and 300 blocks and one of two players with at least 300 blocked shots and 100 3-pointers.

Tuck, a 6-foot-2 redshirt junior forward, is the second-leading scorer (15.1), third in rebounding (6.1) and in assists (26).

Holmes, a 6-foot-1 senior guard at West Virginia, recently scored her 1,500th career point. She is averaging 18.8 points per game while shooting 60.4 percent from the field.

Here's the list of players on the watch list

Lindsay Allen Notre Dame Junior G
Jillian Alleyne Oregon Junior F
Ameryst Alston Ohio State Senior G
Rachel Banham Minnesota Senior G
Imani Boyette Texas Senior C
Adut Bulgak Florida State Senior C
Jordin Canada UCLA Sophomore G
Alaina Coates South Carolina Junior C
Nia Coffey Northwestern Junior F
Kahleah Copper Rutgers Senior G/F
Nina Davis Baylor Junior F
Amber Deane Dayton Junior G
Kim Demmings Wright State Senior G
Diamond DeShields Tennessee Sophomore G
Makayla Epps Kentucky Junior G
Bashaara Graves Tennessee Senior F
Rebecca Greenwell Duke Sophomore G
Ruth Hamblin Oregon State Senior C
Aliyyah Handford St John's Senior G
Bria Holmes West Virginia Senior G
Moriah Jefferson Connecticut Senior G 
Chanise Jenkins DePaul Senior G
Niya Johnson Baylor Senior G
Jonquel Jones George Washington Senior F
Brionna Jones Maryland Junior C
Brittney Martin Oklahoma State Senior F
Tiffany Mitchell South Carolina Senior G
Kelsey Mitchell Ohio State Sophomore G
Adrienne Motley Miami Junior G
Kelsey Plum Washington Junior G
Aerial Powers Michigan State Junior F
Courtney Range California Junior F
Shereesha Richards Albany Senior F
Tabatha Richardson-Smith Seton Hall Senior G
Leticia Romero Florida State Junior G
Jessica Shepard Nebraska Freshman F
Azura' Stevens Duke Sophomore F
Breanna Stewart Connecticut Senior F Rachel Theriot Nebraska Senior G
Lili Thompson Stanford Junior G
Morgan Tuck Connecticut Junior F Brianna Turner Notre Dame Sophomore F
Victoria Vivians Mississippi State Sophomore G
Courtney Walker Texas A&M Senior G
Shatori Walker – Kimbrough Maryland Junior G
Jamie Weisner Oregon State Senior G
Sydney Wiese Oregon State Junior G
Courtney Williams South Florida Senior G
Courtney Williams Texas A&M Senior F
A'Ja Wilson South Carolina Sophomore F

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