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UConn Women Place Four On Naismith Preseason List

UConn Women Place Four On Naismith Preseason List

The UConn women's basketball team placed four players on the Naismith Trophy women's player of the year preseason watch list announced Wednesday.

Sophomores Napheesa Collier and Katie Lou Samuelson, and juniors Gabby Williams and Kia Nurse were among the 50 players named to the list. The watch list will be cut to 30 names at midseason (Feb. 8) and the winner will be announced at the Final Four.

Breanna Stewart has won the award the past three years. Other UConn winners: Maya Moore (2011, 2009), Tina Charles (2010), Diana Taurasi (2003, 2004), Sue Bird (2002) and Rebecca Lobo (1995).

Samuelson is UConn's leading scorer, averaging 21.2 points. Collier is averaging 18.2...

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