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Monday, February 26, 2018

UConn's Samuelson, Williams among Naismith Trophy semifinalists

UConn teammates Katie Lou Samuelson and Gabby Williams are among 10 players named semifinalists for the Naismith Trophy.

Samuelson, one of four juniors to make the list, leads UConn in scoring with an average of 18.5 points per game. She leads the nation with a 3-point shooting percentage of 49.3.

Williams, the reigning national defensive player of the year, leads UConn with 218 rebounds, 143 assists and 72 steals.

Four finalists will be announced on March 16 with the winner being named on March 31.

Here's a list of semifinalists

Kalani Brown Jr. C Baylor Big 12
Jordin Canada Sr. G UCLA Pac-12
Asia Durr Jr. G Louisville ACC
Sabrina Ionescu So. G Oregon Pac-12
Kelsey Mitchell Sr. G Ohio State Big Ten
Arike Ogunbowale Jr. G Notre Dame ACC
Katie Lou Samuelson Jr. G/F UCONN AAC
Victoria Vivians Sr. G Mississippi State SEC
Gabby Williams Sr. F UCONN AAC
A'ja Wilson Sr. F South Carolina SEC


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