Who Are The Best Young Point Guards In America? How About Moriah?

by Categorized: Geno Auriemma, Moriah Jefferson, UConn women's basketball Date:

Chelsea Gray and Alexis Jones at Duke and Odyssey Sims at Baylor are among the top college point guards. Danielle Robinson (San Antonio), Ivory Latta (Washington) and Lindsay Harding (Los Angeles) headline the WNBA’s lineup.
But no one has emerged yet at the likely successor for the 2018 World Championship and beyond. Maybe there’s one at UConn?
“From our standpoint on the national team, that is a very big question mark down the road,” Auriemma said. “Who is going to take the mantel, like Sue Bird and Lindsay and D [Diana Taurasi] did when Dawn Staley moved on? Who is in that next group? The challenge is find them.
“But this little kid [UConn sophomore Moriah Jefferson] has a chance. Who can say right now? She is so young. But she has a chance because she is different than all the rest of the guards, automatically different, simply because no one is faster than her with the ball. And there isn’t a play she can’t make.
“It all depends, as it always does, on how much she develops mentally.”

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