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Dawn Staley Late Season Watch List

By World Exposure Report News Services, 02/08/21, 10:15AM CST


2021 Dawn Staley Award Late Season Watch List
Paige Bueckers, UConn
Caitlin Clark, Iowa
Zia Cooke, South Carolina
Chelsea Dungee, Arkansas
Dana Evans, Louisville
Dyaisha Fair, Buffalo
Arella Guirantes, Rutgers
Anastasia Hayes, Middle Tennessee
Destanni Henderson, South Carolina
Cierra Hooks, Ohio
Rhyne Howard, Kentucky
Kionna Jeter, Towson
Ashley Joens, Iowa State
Tiana Mangakahia, Syracuse
Aari McDonald, Arizona
Madi Williams, Oklahoma

Caitlin Clark, Iowa
Clark has recorded 102 assists, ranking fourth nationally, and tallied 384 total points, ranking fifth in the NCAA. She ranks fifth and eighth, respectively, in points per game (25.6) and assists per game (6.8).

She has tallied 14 Big Ten Weekly honors on the year, including nine freshman honors, three Big Ten Player of the Week honors, and two Player of the Week Honor Roll nods.

Anastasia Hayes, Middle Tennessee State

Hayes ranks in the Top 25 of eight statistical categories in Division I women's basketball, including assists and steals. Hayes leads the country in scoring (28.6), total points (429), field goals made (148), and free throw attempts (175). She is second for free throws made (114) and is also Top 25 for: minutes (13th, 37.6), steals (16th, 40), and assists (24th, 74).


Rhyne Howard, Kentucky

Howard has lived up to the hype so far in 2020-21, leading Kentucky with 19.7 points per game and adding 7.1 rebounds per game. The guard leads Kentucky with 34 3-pointers made and is second on the team with 56 assists and 27 steals. In SEC play, Howard is averaging 22.6 points per game with 7.7 rebounds per game and leads UK with 37 assists.

Howard continues her move up the career record book at UK, ranking fourth all-time in career 3-pointers made with 192, while her 1,454 career points scored ranks 14th all-time. On the year, Howard has led UK in scoring, rebounding and assists eight times.

The Dawn Staley Award is given to the most outstanding collegiate guard in the country; a player who exemplifies the skills that Dawn possessed during her career -- ball handling, scoring, her ability to distribute the basketball and her will to win. Four finalists will be announced in mid-March and the winner will be announced the weekend of the NCAA Final Four. The award will be presented Thursday April 8.

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