Today all five (eventual) starters for the UConn women’s basketball team were named to the 2012-13 Naismith Women’s Early Season Watch List as announced by the Atlanta Tipoff Club. Sr. G Kelly Faris, All-American Jr. G Bria Hartley, Jr. C Stefanie Dolson, So. W Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, and Fr. F Breanna Stewart all earned a spot on the early season list. The Huskies led all schools with their five selections, and I'm guessing no school in the past has ever been able to make this claim. Stewart was the only freshman named to the list while KML was one of only two sophomores. Dolson, Hartley and Mosqueda-Lewis were also named to the John R. Wooden Award Preseason Top-30 and the Preseason Wade Watch List, while Hartley and Mosqueda-Lewis were selected as Honorable Mention Preseason All-Americans. The 50 player watch list was compiled by the Atlanta Tipoff Club’s Board of Selectors, which based its criteria on player performances from the previous year and expectations for the 2012-13 college basketball season. The Naismith Women’s College Player of the Year presented by AT&T will be awarded during the 2013 Final Four on April 8, 2013, in New Orleans, LA.
Note: Finally, after all these years SOMEONE figured out that value isn't just based on points scored and recognized Sr. G Kelly Faris for all her hardwork and all of the contributions she brings to this Husky squad as their clear MVP. Bravo, Atlanta Tipoff Club, you guys/gals definitely got it right!!!