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Thursday, January 11, 2018

4 UConn players on Wooden Award watch list

UConn has four of the 25 players on the watch list for the Wooden Award which was announced today.

The Huskies are represented by returning starters Napheesa Collier, Kia Nurse, Katie Lou Samuelson and Gabby Williams.with eight other players on teams that UConn has either faced or will face during the regular season.

The list of candidates will be cut to 20 and placed on a national ballot. The Wooden Award All-American team will be announced around the time that the regional finals in the NCAA tournament are played.


Kristine Anigwe California 6-4 Jr. C/F
Ariel Atkins Texas 5-11 Sr. G
Monique Billings UCLA 6-4 Sr. F
Kalani Brown Baylor 6-7 Jr. C
Lexie Brown Duke  5-9 Sr. G
Jordin Canada UCLA 5-6 Sr. G
Chennedy Carter Texas A&M 5-7 Fr. G
Napheesa Collier Connecticut 6-1 Jr. F
Sophie Cunningham Missouri 6-1 Jr. G
Asia Durr Louisville 5-10 Jr. G
Katelynn Flaherty Michigan 5-7 Sr. G
Megan Gustafson Iowa 6-3 Jr. F
Sabrina Ionescu Oregon 5-11 Soph. G
Brooke McCarty Texas 5-4 Sr. G
Teaira McCowan Mississippi State 6-7 Jr. C
Kelsey Mitchell Ohio State 5-8 Sr. G
Jaime Nared Tennessee 6-2 Sr. G/F
Kia Nurse Connecticut 6-0 Sr. G
Arike Ogunbowale Notre Dame 5-8 Jr. G
Mercedes Russell Tennessee 6-6 Sr. C
Katie Lou Samuelson Connecticut 6-3 Jr. G/F
Shakayla Thomas Florida State 5-11 Sr. F
Victoria Vivians Mississippi State 6-1 Sr. G
Gabby Williams Connecticut 5-11 Sr. F
A'ja Wilson South Carolina 6-5 Sr. F


Also, UConn signees Olivia Nelson-Ododa and Christyn Williams are among 25 players on the watch list for the Naismith girls basketball player of the year award.

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