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Monday, February 06, 2017

3 UConn players named to Wade Trophy watch list

UConn teammates Napheesa Collier, Katie Lou Samuelson and Gabby Williams were among 10 players added to the watch list for the Wade Trophy joining Kia Nurse to give UConn four of the 35 players.

Collier, a 6-foot-1 sophomore forward, is averaging 19.3 points and 8.3 rebounds per game. She has a team-high 37 blocked shots and is second on the team with 43 steals.

Samuelson, a 6-foot-3 guard, is UConn's leading scorer averaging 21.4 points per game. She has scored in double figures in every game this season, leads the team with 74 3-pointers and is one of five Huskies with at least 50 assists.

Williams, a 5-foot-11 forward, is averaging 12.5 points and 8.3 rebounds per game while leading the team with 119 assists and 6.1 steals.

Monique Billings of UCLA, Lexie Brown of Duke, Tyra Buss of Indiana, Asia Durr of Louisville, Tori Jankoska of Michigan State, Chantel Osahor of Washington, Brittney Sykes of Syracuse were also added to the list of candidates.

Here's the complete list
Lindsay Allen Notre Dame Guard 5-8 Sr.
Kristine Anigwe California Forward/Center 6-4 So.
Monique Billings UCLA Forward 6-4 Jr.
Lexie Brown Duke Guard 5-9 Jr.
Tyra Buss Indiana Guard 5-8 Jr.
Jordin Canada UCLA Guard 5-6 Jr.
Alaina Coates South Carolina Center 6-4 Sr.
Nia Coffey Northwestern Forward 6-1 Sr.
Napheesa Collier Connecticut Forward 6-1 So.
Nina Davis Baylor Forward 5-11 Sr.
Diamond DeShields Tennessee Guard 6-1 Jr.
Asia Durr Louisville Guard 5-10 So.
Makayla Epps Kentucky Guard 5-10 Sr.
Katelynn Flaherty Michigan Guard 5-7 Jr.
Myisha Hines-Allen Louisville Forward 6-2 Jr.
Tori Jankoska Michigan State Guard 5-8 Sr.
Brionna Jones Maryland Center 6-3 Sr.
Alexis Jones Baylor Guard 5-9 Sr.
Erica McCall Stanford Forward 6-3 Sr.
Kelsey Mitchell Ohio State Guard 5-8 Jr.
Mariya Moore Louisville Forward 6-0 Jr.
Kia Nurse Connecticut Guard 6-0 Jr.
Chantel Osahor Washington Forward/Center 6-2 Sr.
Alexis Peterson Syracuse Guard 5-7 Sr.
Kelsey Plum Washington Guard 5-8 Sr.
Leticia Romero Florida State Guard 5-8 Sr.
Katie Lou Samuelson Connecticut Guard/Forward 6-3 So.
Brittney Sykes Syracuse Guard 5-9 Sr.
Shakayla Thomas Florida State Forward 5-11 Jr.
Brianna Turner Notre Dame Forward 6-3 Jr.
Victoria Vivians Mississippi State Guard 6-1 Jr.
Shatori Walker-Kimbrough Maryland Guard 5-11 Sr.
Sydney Wiese Oregon State Guard 6-1 Sr.
Gabby Williams Connecticut Forward 5-11 Jr.
A'ja Wilson South Carolina Forward 6-5 Jr.

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