South Carolina has three in the Wooden Award preseason top 50

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Senior aliyah bostonThe 2022 John R. Wooden Award winner, she is one of three South Carolina Gamecocks on the Wendy’s Top 50 Wooden Award preseason shortlist for the 2022-23 women’s college basketball season.

South Carolina Senior Guardsmen Brea Beal Y Zia Cooke join Boston on the list, which was announced Tuesday.

Last April, Boston led South Carolina to its second NCAA championship and became the first player since UConn’s Breanna Stewart in 2016 to win a national title and the Wooden Award, which is given annually to the best college player. country basketball. in the same season. A 6-foot-5 forward, Boston averaged 16.8 points and 12.5 rebounds per game in 2021-22, and led the nation with 30 double-doubles.

Tennessee — jordan hoston, rickea jackson Y key of tamari — and Virginia Tech — elizabeth kitley, ashley owusu Y soul taylor — also has three players on Wooden’s preseason roster.

Iowa Youth Guard caitlin-clarkwho is expected to be Boston’s biggest challenger for national player of the year, is also on the list, as is his teammate. Monika Chinano. Clark led Division I in points per game (27.0) and assists per game (8.0) last season, while Czinano led the nation in field goal percentage (67.89).

Five sophomores also made the list: UConn’s Azzi benefitTexas’ harmonious pathnotre dame olivia milesPaul’s aneesah morrow and LSU angel reese.

The Wooden Award, which was first presented in women’s college basketball in 2003-04, will be presented on April 7, 2023.

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A comprehensive look at Wooden Award’s preseason top 50:

Brea Beal, South Carolina, 6-1, mr, G
Grace BergerIndiana, 6-0, senior, G
Aijha BlackwellBaylor, 5-11, mr, G/F
Aliyah Boston, South Carolina, 6-5, sr., F
sam breenUMass, 6-1, mr., F
cameron’s edgeStanford, 6-5, Jr., F
leigh brownMichigan, 6-1, father, G
Jakia Brown-TurnerNorth Carolina State, 6-0, sr., G/F
Caitlin Clark, Iowa, 6-0, jr., G
Zia Cooke, South Carolina, 5-9, mr, G
Monika Chinano, Iowa, 6-3, sr., F/C
lexi donarskyIowa State, 6-0, jr., G
Dyaisha FairSyracuse, 5-5, Mr., G
Azzi Fudd, UConn, 5-11, so., G
Shaylee Gonzalez, Texas, 5-10, sr., G
Rori Harmon, Texas, 5-6, so., G
mackenzie holmesIndiana Hoosiers, 6-3, senior, F
Jordan Horston, Tennessee, 6-2, senior, G
Rickea Jackson, Tennessee, 6-2, senior, G
ashley joenIowa State, 6-1, mr., G/F
diamond johnsonNorth Carolina State, 5-5, jr., G
haley jonesStanford, 6-1, Mr., G
morgan jonesLouisville, 6-2, Mr., G.
let kellyNorth Carolina, 5-8, jr., GS
Tamari Key, Tennessee, 6-6, sr., C
Elizabeth Kitley, Virginia Tech, 6-6, sr., C
Charlisse Leger-WalkerWashington State, 5-10, jr., G
taylor mikesellOhio State, 5-11, MR, G
Olivia Miles, Notre Dame, 5-10, so., G
diamond millerMaryland, 6-3, Mr., G
Tishara MorehouseFlorida Gulf Coast, 5-3, Sr., G
alexis morrisLSU, 5-6, sr., G
Aneesah Morrow, DePaul, 6-1, so., F
charisma osborneUCLA, 5-9, mr, G
Ashley Owusu, Virginia Tech, 6-0, senior, G
the gray radioOregon, 5-9, jr., G
lauren park laneSeton Hall, 5-3, Sr., G
Angel Reese, LSU, 6-3, so., F
cat reeseArizona, 6-2, sr., p.
taylor robertsonOklahoma, 6-0, senior, G
by Emma RonsiekCreighton, 6-1, son, G
myah sellandSouth Dakota State, 6-1, sr., F
jay sheldonOhio State, 5-10, MR, G
maddy siegristVillanova, 6-1, mr, F
Taylor Soule, Virginia Tech, 5-11, mr, F
jewel lanceWake Forest, 5-10, Jr., G
hailey van lithLouisville, 5-7, Jr., G.
target wellsBelmont, 5-6, Jr., G
Maddy WestbeldNotre Dame, 6-3, jr., F
maddy williamsOklahoma, 6-0, senior, F

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