UConn trio highlights Midseason Wooden list

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  1. husky32

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    Napheesa Collier, Kia Nurse, and Katie Lou Samuelson named to the top 25 mid season Wooden Award list. Surprised Gabby did not make the list, though I guess when UConn is the only team with more then two, there isn't much to complain about :)

    List includes:G Lindsay Allen, Notre Dame; C/F Kristine Anigwe, California; C/F Jordin Canada, UCLA; G Alaina Coates, South Carolina; C Nia Coffey, Northwestern; F Napheesa Collier, Connecticut; F Nina Davis, Baylor; F Asia Durr, Louisville; G Makayla Epps, Kentucky; G Rebecca Greenwell, Duke; G Jessica January, DePaul; G Alexis Jones, Baylor; G Brionna Jones, Maryland; C Erica McCall, Stanford; F Kelsey Mitchell, Ohio State; G Kia Nurse, Connecticut; G Alexis Peterson, Syracuse; G Kelsey Plum, Washington; G Leticia Romero, Florida State; G Katie Lou Samuelson, Connecticut; G/F Brianna Turner, Notre Dame; F Victoria Vivians, Mississippi State; G Shatori Walker-Kimbrough, Maryland; G Sydney Wiese, Oregon State; G A'ja Wilson, South Carolina

    LINK HERE
     
  2. Plebe

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    It's a good list, but I don't agree with the omission of Chantel Osahor. To average 13.7 rebounds a game is simply ridiculous. Plus she is scoring 15.6 per game and her passing is outstanding (more than 4 assists pg).

    Frankly I would pick Osahor before Turner.
     
  3. triaddukefan

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    No love for Lexie Brown
     
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    and 15 others before Turner starting with Gabby.
     
  5. rvwsleep

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    Hmmm....No representatives from that orange team down South.
    Could it possibly be that DD is not going to be the player of the year ?
     
  6. triaddukefan

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    Serious question... which 15.
     
  7. Plebe

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    When I saw Greenwell in the list but no Lexie Brown, I wondered to myself which of the two I would consider more valuable. Tough call. Without checking their stats, it's my impression that Greenwell is scoring more but I feel that Lexie's presence on the team is somehow more impactful.

    You must have missed the memo that says that if you're not a top 6 team, you can't have more than one selection to the midseason list.
     
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    What! No CZ Deshields? It's a travesty.
     
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  9. MilfordHusky

    MilfordHusky Voice of Reason

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    She's also shooting a high percentage, including from the arc.
     
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    Its pretty close as to who is more valuable for Duke. I think Brown is actually leading now. she's definitely been trending up.....until the FSU game. Greenwell's scoring is down, while Browns is up. I think its 17.8 for Greewell... and maybe 17.4 for Brown. I think Brown averages about 3.5 assists. 3.5 rebounds, and maybe 3.5 steals.... or something close. Greenwell is over 6 rebounds a game (good for a guard)..
     
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    I'll complain.....Gabby Williams is one of the best college players in America and should be on the list.
     
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    Is this the honor that only allows 3 nominations per team?
     
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    Brionna Jones of MD did not make the Mid-season list and she took it out on Penn State tonight by dropping 42.
    MD only beat PSU by 6.
     
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    She is on the list.
     
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    Oops my bad.
     
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    Gabby belongs on this list and any other lists of best players in the country this season! Her "problem" is that her scoring is somewhat low in comparison to the players on the list but I can imagine anyone who actually watches the UConn games not including her...
     
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    Maybe she misread the list like Coco did :cool::p;):D
     
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    You can find a few "big name" players on that list scoring less than or about the same as Gabby, like Lindsay Allen, Nina Davis, so I don't know the reason for Gabby not to be included on the list.
     
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    Same reason that Turner is considered POY candidate (1 of 4) by CBS Sports
     
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    Actually Gabby deserves to be on the list instead of Kia. Kia is a very good player but not a transcendental player that warrants a POY. There are plenty of names on this list that are nice but not great. Honestly, it's Kelsey Plum's to lose.
     
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    Word nerd alert: Here's an off-topic point for my fellow curmudgeons.

    The ESPN article says: "The Wooden Midseason Top 25 list was revealed Wednesday, and while it included three underclassmen from top-ranked and unbeaten UConn -- Napheesa Collier, Kia Nurse and Katie Lou Samuelson -- the group also featured 14 seniors."

    I had always thought that "upperclassmen" referred to seniors and juniors and that "underclassmen" referred to freshmen and sophomores. So I would not have thought that Kia Nurse was still an underclassman. My handy dictionary confirms my understanding of "upperclassman" and also defines "underclassman" as a student who is not a senior.

    Gee whiz, that's news to me. So a junior is at once an underclassman AND an upperclassman?
     
  22. ericsandiego

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    So glad to see Anigwe getting some love. She was a beast last year and has not missed a beat this year.
     
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    Underclass is below the senior class, Upperclass is above a sophomore or more than half way through a standard collegiate career. They are not strictly 'complementary' words defining the whole student body between them.
     
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    A question for those who feel Gabby should've been included in this list: Would you have been less upset if Gabby were included but not Kia?

    Just something I'm curious about.
     
  25. SCGamecock

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    I would've included Gabby before Kia... If we're being honest, Gabby's progression (along with Samuelson's and Collier's) as a player is one of the biggest reason's UConn has been able to keep winning games.

    Kia isn't really doing impressive or anything that she hasn't done before. Gabby is playing like the best player on the floor most nights...
     
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