UConn's Collier, Samuelson in select company
Well, before this season Bascom is the only UConn women's player to see her scoring average jump by more than 10 points in one season - until now.
Bascom went from averaging 8.4 points per game as a freshman to putting up 22.6 per contest during her sophomore season.
Currently Napheesa Collier's scoring average is up 12.3 points from her freshman season and fellow sophomore Katie Lou Samuelson has made a jump of 10.7 points per game.
I've spent the last few days doing a little more research on this subject and among Division I women's players, Collier is eighth and Samuelson 12th in biggest scoring average improvement with Samuelson being the only player on the list who was a double-digit scorer a season ago. As a matter of fact, Samuelson and Collier have the two highest 2015-16 scoring averages of the players on the list.
Player, School 16-17 15-16 Tot
Allison Arens, South Dakota 19.0 1.5 17.443
Madison Hovren, Army 19.7 4.2 15.540
Cassie Broadhead, BYU 18.7 3.9 15.301
Danni Williams, Texas A&M 17.5 3.1 14.361 Sunday vs. Auburn
Celia Garcia Paunero, Incarnate Word 17.5 4.2 13.373
Candice White, Fresno State 14.5 1.2 13.318
Taylor Will, Brown 14.4 1.7 12.754
Napheesa Collier, UConn 19.1 6.8 12.306 Sunday vs. Tulsa
Sasha Dailey, Eastern Michigan 17.3 5.8 11.521
Destinee Walker, Radford 14.4 3.3 11.065
Yasmine Robinson-Bacote, Pepperdine 15.3 4.5 10.827
Katie Lou Samuelson, UConn 21.7 11.0 10.667 Sunday vs. Tulsa
Jaycee Bradley, South Dakota 13.7 3.5 10.155
Micah Robinson, E. Michigan 10.6 0.4 10.208
Taylor Gordon, Utah Valley 15.0 4.9 10.062