Three Huskies Make Wooden Top 20

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The John R. Wooden Award Midseason Top 20 was announced  by the Los Angeles Athletic Club

The Big East had six of the 20 selections, followed by the ACC with four; the Big 12 and Big Ten with three each; the SEC with two, and the CAA and Pac-12 with one apiece. No freshmen were chosen, and only two sophomores made the list: Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis of Connecticut and Elizabeth Williams of Duke. Connecticut placed three players on the midseason Top 20 (Mosqueda-Lewis, Kelly Faris, Stefanie Dolson), while Baylor (Griner, Odyssey Sims), Duke (Williams, Chelsea Gray), Maryland (Alyssa Thomas, Tianna Hawkins), Notre Dame (Diggins, Kayla McBride), and Penn State (Alex Bentley, Maggie Lucas) each had two athletes selected.

Last year’s Wooden winner, Brittney Griner is on it. as are Notre Dame’s Skylar Diggins and Delaware’s Elena Delle Donne, both Wooden All Americans in 2012,

Other players at the top of the national statistical rankings on the midseason list include the nation’s top scorer, Sugar Rodgers of Georgetown (24.6 ppg), and Chiney Ogwumike of Stanford, who ranks in the top 10 in the country in both scoring (21.4 ppg, 10th) and rebounding (11.6, 7th).

The Wooden Award All American Team, consisting of the nation’s top five players, will be announced the week of the “Elite Eight” round of the NCAA Tournament. The John R. Wooden Award Player of the Year will be announced on April 12, 2013, at The Los Angeles Athletic Club as part of the 37th annual Wooden Award Gala. The Gala will honor the Men’s and Women’s Wooden Award winners, All Americans and the Legends of Coaching Award winner, Kansas Head Coach Bill Self.


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15 thoughts on “Three Huskies Make Wooden Top 20

  1. dude in New Britain

    Really, really nice to see Kelly getting national recognition.

  2. TVD

    Eliminate the 2 Dukies and Diggins, who is not even the best player on her team.

  3. TVD

    3 UConn LADY Huskies in the top 20 of WCBB, including the POY candidate. Add in Stewie, Hartley, floor manager of the year Dooty. Add a sprinkle of Banks, Stokes, and Jefferson – that is, if Geno actually lets them play in the FF. What excuse is there to not win the NC? Diana won the NC with sophomores and freshmen – like Banks, Stokes, and Jefferson during her junior season. Diana did not have a Faris, Dolson, KML, Stewie, or Hartley her junior season.

  4. Muffin McNugget

    Coach P ain’t no Coach Muffet. Duke ain’t no Notra Damn. Check the record books of the last 6 times UConn played both teams. If the Huskies lose to Notra Damn 2 times this season, what good is the Duke win. Except a feel good story for 1 week. Kellie and the Lady Huskies still have to prove to themselves that they can close out and defeat the Fightin Muffets.

  5. SBB

    I can think of no one who would appreciate Kelly Faris more than John Wooden. He would see her as the ideal player… first, no flash just hustle.

  6. LADY Huskies

    Players who rack up numbers also hustle. They’re not sittin’ in a rockin’ chair watchin’ Kelly.

    1. SBB

      Watch young kids play basketball, they throw it to the tallest kid. Kelly not being the tallest kid goes and gets the ball. THAT is the difference. Plays are not made for her, she makes plays.
      This is not about denigrating the other players it is about the player that stirs the coffee!!!

        1. Misty

          Stopped into this chat, only to find a whole bunch of folks that make idiotic comments.

          Moving on to the Adult chat

  7. LADY Huskies

    Let’s not forget Kelly scored 4 points and had 3 turnovers against Notre Dame on April 3rd 2011. Kelly had countless games her first 3 years where teams did not guard her because she could not score. Let’s not make Kelly out to be the greatest living basketball player ever. You can have Kelly. I will take Sue, Diana, Tina, and Maya.

    1. dakotaboy33

      Well you can take whomever you’d like, just leave… what a nasty person you are

      1. mark

        dakota? why is lady husky a nasty person??? bcause she has a opinion??? bologne. she’s rite about kelly. she did absoutly nothin her first three years. lets face the facts. yes shes improved a lot. od bless her. but come on! you people make her out to be diana! lets ee what she does to help us win a nc! then wel’l talk. agan. nothin against kelly. real proud of her sccomplishments this year. but let’s walk, before we can run ok??/ have a nice day everyone.

  8. nhntc47

    I think KML is head and shoulders above Maryland’s Alyssa Thomas. I watched Thomas several times. I don’t see anything special about her.

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