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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

4 UConn players on Naismith preseason watch list

UConn's Napheesa Collier, Kia Nurse, Katie Lou Samuelson and Gabby Williams are among 50 players named to the Naismith Trophy Women's College Player of the Year preseason watch list.

The list will be cut to 30 when the midseason list is announced on Feb. 8.

Collier is averaging 18.2 points, had a team-leading 10 blocked shots and is tied for the team lead with 37 rebounds in the first five games of the season.

Nurse leads the second-ranked Huskies with 24 assists and is averaging 9.8 points per game.

Samuelson is UConn's top scorer averaging 21.2 points per game and has 17 of the team's 38 3-pointers.

Williams is averaging 11.8 points per game. She is tied for the team lead in rebounding (7.4 per game) and leads the Huskies with 11 offensive rebounds and nine steals.

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