This must now seem obvious to everyone who has watched UConn and the Big East Conference this season.
There are only three choices for conference player of the year; one based on statistics, one based on reputation and one based on reality.
If the coaches in this conference understand what makes a team a team, they will take the bold step and select UConn senior Kelly Faris over Georgetown’s Sugar Rodgers and Notre Dame’s Skylar Diggins as the Big East’s Player of the Year.
“Ah Kelly Faris … my idol,” Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis said.
At the very least, Faris better be one of at least three UConn players on the team along with Stefanie Dolson and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis. Perhaps Breanna Stewart even merits inclusion as a fourth. And Faris is, without question, the Big East’s Defensive Player of the Year.
In fact, if those who vote for the Associated Press and WBCA All-America team decide to actually think about what they are doing, Faris merits inclusion on both of those teams, as well, along with Brittney Griner, Diggins, Elena Delle Donne and anyone else who may be considered.
Who deserves to be an All-American more than Kelly Faris? Who exemplifies the concept of what an All-American is more than Kelly Faris?
We will be watching the results with great interest. What she is doing this season is one of the most remarkable things any UConn player has ever done in any season.