Women’s NCAA Tournament – Players to watch

Women’s NCAA Tournament – Players to watch

Yahoo Sports women’s basketball writer Cassandra Negley runs through the four names to remember as we get ready for the run to the championship.

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CASSANDRA NEGLEY: This is Cassandra Negley for Yahoo Sports. And it is time for March Madness. So let’s look at some of the players to watch heading into the tournament. The first is Caitlin Clark from Iowa. And you know her best because she hits logo 3’s all of the time.

She’s a triple double machine. She’s averaging 27 points per game. That’s second in the nation. 7.5 rebounds per game. And 8.3 assists per game, which again, leads the nation after she did the same last year.

Her effective field goal percentage is up. She’s a two-time Big Ten player of the year. And she is making some incredible passes in transition to help her team out, as they’re one of the highest scoring teams in the nation.

Next, of course, is Aliyah Boston, the reigning National Player of the Year for South Carolina. The post player’s numbers are down a little bit this year, but that’s because her teammates are stepping up. She is still hugely important to the Gamecocks after their undefeated season. She’s averaging about 13 points per game, a little under 10 rebounds per game, and two blocks per game. She’s ranked fourth in wins shares. She’s the SEC player of the Year for a second year. And in her four year career, she has swept the SEC Defensive Player of the Year Award.

You should also keep an eye on Maddy Siegrist for Villanova. She is the one who is leading the nation at 29.2 points per game. She’s got about nine rebounds per game, has 1.5 assists, 1.2 blocks, and 1.1 steals for this team. She’s the Big East Player of the Year for a second season, this time a unanimous selection there. And she’s Villanova’s all time leading scorer this season.

Then there’s Angel Reese of LSU. She’s averaging about 23 points per game. That’s top five. 15 rebounds per game is second in the nation. She also adds about two assists, about two steals, and 1 and 1/2 blocks per game. She is second in win shares for that team. She took the program double-double record from Sylvia Fowles this year and made a big jump after transferring from Maryland in the summer. Her 28 double-doubles in 30 games is top in the nation.

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