Who is the Greatest WNBA Player of All Time? Tournament Bracket Challenge!

Greatest of All Time Player Bracket Challenge!

Welcome to the Greatest WNBA Player of All Time Tournament Bracket Challenge presented by wbasketballblog.com!

The constant debates between who REALLY is the Greatest WNBA Player of All Time can be put to rest in this bracket challenge. There are so many different ideas of what makes a great player in terms of scoring the ball, defending, rebounding and what kind of impact they had in the game, etc.  We thought it would be a great idea to put it in the public’s hands once and for all to determine who is the Greatest WNBA Player of All Time.

The world is consumed of bad news everyday and since the NCAA Tournament was cancelled, why not throw our own tournament but still represent the WNBA and women’s basketball? So, we came up with this idea.

In order to undertake this challenge of putting the top 64 players, I reached out to ask individuals if they would like to participate. In turn, I received a lot of interest and we were able to quickly form a committee. The following committee members are: Kevin Brown, Glenn Starkey, Nathan Hiatt, Lamar Smith, Michael Olsen and myself (Aneela Khan).

As a committee, we decided that Diana Taurasi is the overall #1 seed and the four #1 seeds are Diana Taurasi, Lauren Jackson, Maya Moore and Lisa Leslie. The four regions are named W, N, B and A. Tomorrow, we will release the 64 players bios to give you an informed opinion on who to vote for.

Voting will begin at 10 am EST on Monday, March 30th and we will conduct the polls via Twitter. We will do one region each day. The winner will be announced some time in April.  Voting will be for 24 hours.

The G.O.A.T bracket is below. (We apologize for the size of the table and how small it is but it will make it easier for you to see.) Again, we deeply apologize for the size and the fact that there are no printed copies. Truly.

Listed below are the committee members bios who contributed to making this bracket happen. They are very diverse and come from different walks of life.

Aneela KhanTwitter@whoopsblogger

Aneela Khan is the owner of wbasketballblog.com. She became a fan of the WNBA in the year 2008 when Candace Parker entered the league. She was a fan of the San Antonio Stars before they were sold to Las Vegas. She started to blog and write about women’s college basketball, WNBA, Canada’s Senior Women’s National Team seriously in the year 2016.

Glenn Starkey  – Twitter – @Starkman55

Glenn Starkey has followed the WNBA since the year 2000. In 2004, he became a season ticket holder to the New York Liberty. He married a fellow New York Liberty fan, Rebecca in 2011. He has seen the New York Liberty go through many ups and downs throughout their tenure and has found a community with many other fellow Liberty fans. Glenn works in business insurance and also supports six women’s college basketball teams.

Kevin BrownTwitter – @over_short

Kevin Brown has been a WNBA fan since the inaugural season. He preferred the WNBA over the ABL because of how dominant Sheryl Swoopes was. Kevin has tracked WNBA stats and trivia over at his personal website WNBA odds and ends in which he has kept records from old and new seasons. His site has been simply instrumental in keeping WNBA data when there was no other option.

Lamar Smith – Twitter – @inside380

Lamar Smith is a sports journalism Masters graduate at Arizona State University. He is an avid basketball fan and in the fall he will be publishing his first book.

Michael OlsonTwitter @colombianmikey

Michael Olsen is a senior in high school. He is from Minnesota and is a Lynx fan and was able to witness the Lynx’s great dynasty. He really became supportive of the WNBA in 2016 and in his free time, he watches women’s college basketball, the WNBA and he also plays basketball. He also likes to study both the history of the league and historical players while still watching the young talent we see in the game today.

Nathan HiattTwitter – @NATE_HIATT

Nathan Hiatt is a sports journalist who graduated from Oklahoma State University in May 2018. He currently attends Arizona State University as a graduate student and is set to graduate this coming May.

Canadian Senior Women’s Basketball Team Member Kayla Alexander speaks on the postponed Olympics and COVID-19.

kayla alexander

The corona virus continues to spread across the world and wreak havoc on sporting events, both big and small. It has now forced the International Olympic Committee to postpone the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo to no later than summer 2021. The Olympic Games were set to start from July 24 to August 9th.

The IOC were originally supposed to have a decision come April, but national team federations such as Canada and Australia pulled their athletes from the Games and Team Australia even told their athletes to prepare for the games in summer 2021 before there was even a final decision made.

The Canadian Senior Women’s National Team was headed to the Olympics after they went 3-0 in the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament. This was one of their best teams ever assembled as they had a mix of youth, experience and great defense and Team Canada was ranked fourth in the world, the highest standing yet.

Team Canada women’s basketball member Kayla Alexander was set to debut in her first Olympics this year and she took some time out of her day to answer questions regarding the Olympics, COVID-19 and the WNBA.  Recently,  she signed a standard contract with the Minnesota Lynx.

Q: As a Canadian Senior Women’s National Team member who was vying for a spot on the team, how were you training as COVID – 19 virus was becoming more and more serious?

KAYLA: When it was becoming more serious I was in season in Poland. Things progressed pretty quickly once the NBA suspended the season and the NCAA cancelled March Madness and all spring sports. Shortly after that our season went from the possibility of having a condensed playoff format to cancelled. When I returned home a decision had not yet been made by the COC and IOC, so I was doing what I could at home. My dad has some old workout equipment in the basement so our CB trainer created some strength workouts for me that I could do at home based on the equipment I had. I was also using the Nike NTC app for more endurance/cardio type workouts and yoga.

It was hard, but I am sure many athletes were trying to do the best with what we had. There is no way to replicate all of the skills and physical aspects required to play basketball, at home, so I could only imagine what other athletes felt not having access to pools, climbing walls, pole vaults, tracks, etc.

Q: How did you feel about the IOC still wanting to continue with the Olympics despite the global outbreak?

KAYLA: I think that they, like myself and I am sure many others, were trying to remain positive and see how the virus would play out. None of us know the future, and what would take place, so I think they were waiting and hoping that something positive would happen regarding the virus.

At the same time, it was frustrating not being able to train at the level that I wanted and needed to in order to prepare for the games. I can only imagine the stress this was causing fellow athletes, having to try to stay/ be fit, but also dealing with the unknown of what tomorrow held. I don’t think that the IOC would put the athletes, staff and the world at risk and expect us all to show up and perform if it wasn’t safe, and would have made a decision soon.

Q:  What was your real, raw reaction when you got the news that Team Canada was not going to send it’s athletes to the Games?

Heartbroken, sad and upset if I’m being honest. This would have hopefully been my first ever games. However, the leadership role Canada took as a nation, makes me proud of our country. I  respected their decision because it showed that their priority was to concentrate on the collective health and well being and take all necessary steps to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. In due time, sports will bring the world together again, when it’s safe for each and everyone of us.

Q: Your thoughts on the IOC’s postponement on the Games to summer 2021 and how it affects your plans going forward?

I think it was the right call, we will all still have a chance to compete in the future when it is safe to do so. It’s also takes a little of the stress out of the situation knowing that we have at the very least an idea of when to expect the games instead of a question mark.  I don’t know at what extent it affects my plans going forward because at this time, none of us know the future, we don’t know how long until we find a cure, how long it will spread, when it will be safe again, etc. So I am focused on the present, staying positive and doing my part, and trying my best to stay as ready as I can for when sports are safe again.

Q: Finally, your thoughts on the WNBA season? Should it go on? What do you think the WNBA should do if you were the WNBA commissioner?

I believe Cathy and the league will make a decision when appropriate that prioritizes the health and wellness of everyone. We don’t know what the future holds, but I am sure they will monitor the situation closely and come to a conclusion soon. Being my optimistic self, I’d like to hope that the world quickly heals from this virus and the WNBA can proceed as scheduled, but the health and safety of everyone will always come first.

2020 WNBA Mock Draft Version 3.0

megan walker, connecticut, 2020 wnba draft

We are now in March and normally around this time, the NCAA Tournament would be kicking off. Unfortunately due to the corona virus spreading across the world, the tournament was cancelled. It was for good reasons, although I, like many others were crushed since the NCAA tourney brings so many good memories and great performances. It also allows seniors to raise their stock and for the WNBA general managers to see what certain players are made of.

It also makes junior Megan Walker’s decision to join the draft early somewhat intriguing because there is still no word on whether or not the WNBA season will be cancelled and how they will deal with the draft which is happening in less than a month

I debated on whether or not to publish this latest version of the WNBA Mock Draft, but I thought my subscribers deserved a treat since I am not releasing it on Twitter and Instagram, so if you are viewing this post, it means you are viewing my blog and for that, I appreciate it. If you would like to view past versions (Version 1.0 and Version 2.0) you may do so here for Version 1.0 and here for Version 2.0. Thanks for your continued support!

ROUND ONE

  1. New York  Liberty- Sabrina Ionescu
  2. Dallas Wings – Satou Sabally
  3. Indiana Fever – Chennedy Carter**
  4. Atlanta Dream – Lauren Cox
  5. Dallas Wings – Megan Walker
  6. Minnesota Lynx – Tyasha Harris
  7. Dallas Wings – Ruthy Hebard
  8. Chicago Sky – Beatrice Mompremier
  9. Dallas Wings – Kiah Gillespie
  10. Phoenix – Mikiah Herbert Harrigan
  11. Seattle Storm -Crystal Dangerfield
  12. Washington –  Bella Alarie

ROUND TWO

  1. New York Liberty – Te’a Cooper
  2. Indiana Fever – Joyner Holmes
  3. Dallas Wings – Kathleen Doyle
  4. Minnesota Lynx – Nicki Ekhomu
  5. Atlanta Dream – Kaila Charles
  6. Phoenix Mercury – Mikayla Pivec
  7. Seattle Storm – Nausia Woolfolk
  8. Los Angeles Sparks – Haley Gorecki
  9. Dallas Wings – Leaonna Odom
  10. Los Angeles Sparks – Japreece Dean
  11. Connecticut Sun – Stephanie Jones
  12. Washington Mystics – Jocelyn Willoughby

ROUND THREE

  1. Atlanta Dream – Sara Rhine
  2. New York Liberty – Ciara Duffy
  3. Atlanta Dream – Becca Hittner
  4. Indiana Fever – Taryn McCutcheon
  5. Phoenix Mercury – Ja’Tavia Tapley
  6. Chicago Sky – Reili Richardson
  7. Seattle Storm – Katie Campbell
  8. Chicago Sky – Kylee Shook
  9. Las Vegas Aces – Jazmine Jones
  10. Los Angeles – Nadia Fingall
  11. Connecticut – Jordan Danberry
  12. Washington – Juicy Landrum

Women’s College Basketball Final Overall Player Rankings for 2019/2020 – Class by Class!

Sabrina Ionescu of Oregon

After 17 weeks of my weekly women’s college basketball players rankings, it is time to unveil the FINAL OVERALL Women’s College Basketball Players Rankings for the 2019/2020 season. From November to March, there have been some incredible moments and performances from seniors, juniors, sophomores and freshmen across the nation.

For 17 weeks, I took the best of the best women’s college basketball players and put them on my weekly lists. I looked at over 50+ schools this season because of the parity and the wide variety of upsets happening every week and the amount of upsets had usurped previous years which also required me to do an extra week of the weekly women’s college basketball rankings. I had never done that before as 16 weeks was often enough. I also tried my best to make the ratings fair and include a wide variety of big and small conferences. These rankings can take quite a bit of time to put together because they require a ton of time and attention.

I have been compiling these rankings for four years now and if you would like to check out last year’s edition, you may do so here. If you would like to check out the 2017/2018 edition, you can view it here. If you would like to view the 2016/2017 edition, you can view it here. If you have questions or this is your first time viewing the rankings, please read the FAQ page first.

Listed below are the top seniors, the top juniors, the top sophomores and the top freshmen for 2019/2020.

SENIORS

  1. Sabrina Ionescu – Oregon
  2. Ruthy Hebard – Oregon
  3. Lauren Cox – Baylor
  4. Mikayla Pivec – Oregon State
  5. Kaila Charles – Maryland
  6. Tyasha Harris – South Carolina
  7. Te’a Cooper – Baylor
  8. Beatrice Mompremier – Miami
  9. Kiah Gillespie – Florida State
  10. Bella Alarie – Princeton
  11. Crystal Dangerfield – Connecticut
  12. Mikiah Herbert Harrigan – South Carolina
  13. Jordan Danberry – Mississippi State
  14. Nicki Ekhomu – Florida State
  15. Jazmine Jones – Louisville
  16. Ayana Mitchell – LSU
  17. Chante Stonewall – DePaul
  18. Kylee Shook – Louisville
  19. Brittany Brewer – Texas Tech
  20. Japreece Dean – UCLA
  21. Kathleen Doyle – Iowa
  22. Ciara Duffy – South Dakota
  23. Haley Gorecki – Duke
  24. Jaylyn Agnew – Creighton
  25. Becca Hittner – Drake
  26. Stephanie Jones – Maryland
  27. Kianna Ray – TCU
  28. Sara Rhine – Drake
  29. Ja’Tavia Tapley – Arizona State
  30. Taryn McCutcheon – Michigan State
  31. Kamiah Smalls – James Madison
  32. Stella Johnson – Rider
  33. Kristen Spolyar – Butler
  34. Alexa Willard – Missouri State
  35. Amber Melgoza – Washington
  36. Alana Gilmer – Marist

*Just missed: Jaelyn Brown (California), Emma Guy (Boston College), Juicy Landrum (Baylor), Dominique Oden (Purdue), Jocelyn Willoughby (Virginia)

*Honourable mention: Taiye Bello (Minnesota), Katie Campbell (Gonzaga), Fallyn Freije (Montana State), Rebekah Hand (Marist), A’erianna Harris (Purdue), Aislinn Konig (NC State), Francesca Pan (Georgia Tech), Reili Richardson (Arizona State), Jayla Scaife (Dayton), Abi Scheid (Northwestern), Rachel Thompson (Colgate), Peyton Williams (Kansas State), Nausia Woolfolk (Florida State)

JUNIORS

  1. Chennedy Carter – Texas A&M
  2. Satou Sabally – Oregon
  3. Michaela Onyenwere – UCLA
  4. Aari McDonald – Arizona
  5. Rennia Davis – Tennessee
  6. Megan Walker – Connecticut
  7. Destiny Slocum – Oregon State
  8. Chelsea Dungee – Arkansas
  9. Janelle Bailey – North Carolina
  10. Kysre Gondrezick – West Virginia
  11. Vivian Gray – Oklahoma State
  12. Dana Evans – Louisville
  13. Lindsey Pulliam – Northwestern
  14. Lauren Heard – TCU
  15. Ali Patberg – Indiana
  16. Arella Guirantes – Rutgers
  17. N’dea Jones – Texas A&M
  18. Kiana Williams – Stanford
  19. Kayla Wells – Texas A&M
  20. Jenn Wirth – Gonzaga
  21. Kayla Jones – NC State
  22. Jill Townsend – Gonzaga
  23. Selena Lott – Marquette
  24. Micaela Kelly – Central Michigan
  25. Maddi Utti – Fresno State
  26. India Pagan – Stony Brook
  27. Brice Calip – Missouri State

*Honourable mention: Erin Boley (Oregon), Lorela Cubaj (Georgia Tech), Ciera Johnson (Texas A&M), Kiara Lewis (Syracuse), Victoria Morris (Old Dominion), Nancy Mulkey (Rice), Chelsea Perry (UT Martin), Jaelynn Penn (Indiana), Destiny Pitts (Minnesota), Amaya Scott (Bethune-Cookman), Hannah Sjerven (South Dakota), Macee Williams (IUPUI)

SOPHOMORES

  1. Rhyne Howard – Kentucky
  2. Christyn Williams – Connecticut
  3. Elissa Cunane – NC State
  4. Jessika Carter – Mississippi State
  5. NaLyssa Smith – Baylor
  6. Olivia Nelson – Ododa – Connecticut
  7. Charli Collier – Texas
  8. Lexi Hull – Stanford
  9. Ashley Joens – Iowa State
  10. Cate Reese – Arizona
  11. Naz Hillmon – Michigan
  12. Shakira Austin – Maryland
  13. Jasmine Franklin – Missouri State
  14. Lexi Held – DePaul
  15. Monika Czinano – Iowa
  16. Queen Egbo – Baylor
  17. Grace Berger – Indiana
  18. Taylor Mikesell – Maryland

*Just missed: Erica Johnson (Ohio), Sonya Morris (DePaul)

*Honourable mention: Elizabeth Balogun (Louisville), Dorka Juhasz (Ohio State), Ajah Wayne (Old Dominion)

FRESHMEN

  1. Aliyah Boston – South Carolina
  2. Haley Jones – Stanford
  3. Taylor Jones – Oregon State
  4. Rickea Jackson – Missisippi State
  5. Zia Cooke – South Carolina
  6. Ashley Owusu – Maryland
  7. Alissa Pili – Southern California
  8. Jakia Brown – Turner – NC State
  9. Aliyah Matharu – Missisippi State

*Honourable mention: Kierstan Bell (Ohio State), Jordan Horston (Tennessee), Ashten Prechtel (Stanford)

Women’s College Basketball Player Rankings – Class by Class! Week 17

Celeste Taylor , texas

*NOTE – These final weekly rankings update was for the final week of regular women’s college basketball season and before the conference tournaments started. I am just posting now because of emergency situation with my family. The final overall one will come out a later date. *

This is it. This is the final weekly rankings update for this women’s college basketball season. I will unveil the FINAL OVERALL rankings for 2019/2020 next week, so make sure you are subscribed so you can be one of the first ones to receive the rankings.

In what is now my fourth year compiling these rankings, I have never gone further than Week 16. I have never needed to. I, usually had a solid idea of who was going to make the final cut for each class and this week would have been the final overall rankings. However, there were so many upsets to ranked teams this season, so many top teams falling to non ranked teams and so much balance this year that a lot more players ended up making the list. Not only that, several top players would be on the list and then they would immediately fall off due to upsets or their team was not playing up to their standard.

There were some more upsets this week to ranked teams and so, a bit of shuffling was required for this final week. If your favourite player has been playing well and is not on this week, rest assured they have made it in previous weeks and they may be in the FINAL OVERALL rankings released next week. As always, thanks for the support and please continue to visit my blog and tell others to do so. Thank you!

Listed below are the top 36 seniors, the top 27 juniors, the top 18 sophomores and the top 9 freshmen for the week of February 24th to March 1st. If this is your first time viewing these rankings or have questions, please read the FAQ page first. Click here to view last week’s rankings.

SENIORS

  1. Sabrina Ionescu – Oregon
  2. Ruthy Hebard – Oregon
  3. Lauren Cox – Baylor
  4. Jaylyn Agnew – Creighton
  5. Mikiah Herbert Harrigan – South Carolina
  6. Kylee Shook – Louisville
  7. Tyasha Harris – South Carolina
  8. Te’a Cooper – Baylor
  9. Kaila Charles – Maryland
  10. Jordan Danberry – Mississippi State
  11. Mikayla Pivec – Oregon State
  12. Bella Alarie – Princeton
  13. Joyner Holmes – Texas
  14. Stephanie Jones – Maryland
  15. Haley Gorecki – Duke
  16. Beatrice Mompremier – Miami
  17. Japreece Dean – UCLA
  18. Jazmine Jones – Louisville
  19. Kathleen Doyle – Iowa
  20. Becca Hittner – Drake
  21. Abi Scheid – Northwestern
  22. Ciara Duffy – South Dakota
  23. Kamiah Smalls – James Madison
  24. Jaelyn Brown – California
  25. Jocelyn Willoughby – Virginia
  26. Alexis Lewis – Seton Hall
  27. Alana Gilmer – Marist
  28. Cierra Johnson – Alabama
  29. Ja’Tavia Tapley – Arizona State
  30. Alissa Alston – St. John’s
  31. Taylor Frederick – South Dakota
  32. Jayla Scaife – Dayton
  33. TeTe Maggett – Illinois State
  34. Ivy Wallen – North Alabama
  35. Michal Miller – Wright State
  36. Madeline Smith – Montana State

JUNIORS

  1. Satou Sabally – Oregon
  2. Megan Walker – Connecticut
  3. Rennia Davis – Tennessee
  4. Aarion McDonald – Arizona
  5. Kiana Williams – Stanford
  6. Michaela Onyenwere – UCLA
  7. Selena Lott – Marquette
  8. Lindsey Pulliam – Northwestern
  9. Destiny Slocum – Oregon State
  10. Kayla Jones – NC State
  11. Ali Patberg – Indiana
  12. Lexi Gordon – Texas Tech
  13. Lauren Van Kleunen – Marquette
  14. Arella Guirantes – Rutgers
  15. Mariella Fasoula – Vanderbilt
  16. Jenn Wirth – Gonzaga
  17. DiDi Richards – Baylor
  18. Awa Trasi – LSU
  19. Oshlynn Brown – Ball State
  20. Maddie Waldrop – UT Martin
  21. Abby Kapp – Bucknell
  22. Victoria Morris – Old Dominion
  23. Dayzsha Rogan – Jackson State
  24. Amaya Scott – Bethune – Cookman
  25. Anna McLeod – Abilene Christian
  26. Natalie Armstrong – Samford
  27. Mallory McGwire – Boise State

SOPHOMORES

  1. Lexi Hull – Stanford
  2. Elissa Cunane – NC State
  3. Rhyne Howard – Kentucky
  4. Monika Czinano – Iowa
  5. Grace Berger – Indiana
  6. Shakira Austin – Maryland
  7. Charli Collier – Texas
  8. Nia Clouden – Michigan State
  9. Lotta-Maj Lahtinen – Georgia Tech
  10. Laren Vanarsdale – Hampton
  11. Hannah Pratt – Columbia
  12. Lindsey Thall – Kent State
  13. Kate Mager – Merrimack
  14. Jamilyn Kinney – Belmont
  15. Aja Blount – Coastal Carolina
  16. Jasmine Smith – Rice
  17. Emily Ivory – UMKC
  18. Queen Egbo – Baylor

FRESHMEN

  1. Celeste Taylor – Texas
  2. Sam Brunelle – Notre Dame
  3. Alissa Pili – USC
  4. Aliyah Matharu – Mississippi State
  5. Aliyah Boston – South Carolina
  6. Elizabeth Kitley – Virginia Tech
  7. Taylor Jones – Oregon State
  8. Anne Simon – Maine
  9. Ellie Mitchell – Princeton

2020 WNBA Mock Draft Version 2.0

Satou Sabally is a top 2 pick after she declared early for the 2020 WNBA Draft held in April.

It has been one month since the first version was published and much has changed in the world of women’s college basketball as well in the WNBA. WNBA Free Agency shook up a large majority of WNBA rosters and many draft picks were traded. I will have two more versions of this 2020 WNBA Mock Draft which will be released monthly. One in March which will be released sometime during the NCAA Tournament and the final WNBA Mock Draft which will come out one week before the WNBA Draft held in April.

Dallas has the most WNBA draft picks this year so they will have a lot of tough decisions to make moving forward. Some players have played their way into the 2020 WNBA Mock Draft such as Duke’s Haley Gorecki and Leaonna Odom. Some have played their way off this mock draft. Of the draft eligible juniors, I included just one this time as Satou Sabally has already declared for the draft and the other possible early junior (Aarion McDonald) may not declare early. Some players have moved up and down since the previous month due to the team’s needs changing as well as their play on the court.

For the potential draftees, making the roster for this year could prove to be very tough as spots are very limited due to all the new signings as well as contract extensions. Some teams may only carry 11 players. It may take some of these potential draftees two to three years to make the roster, if they still desire to play in the WNBA some day.

ROUND ONE

  1. Sabrina Ionescu – PG – Oregon  – New York Liberty

Another month, the top pick is still Sabrina Ionescu from Oregon. The New York Liberty need some good news after rumors of Tina Charles potentially moving on came to be during WNBA Free Agency. Sabrina Ionescu can provide that new spark. Most importantly, she can provide leadership and give the Liberty a possible new franchise corner stone. She recently became the first women or men’s college basketball player to reach 2000 points, 1000 assists and 1000 rebounds in their career and I don’t think she is done yet.

2.  Satou Sabally – SF – Oregon – Dallas Wings

Unofficially last month, I included Satou Sabally in my first version of the 2020 WNBA Mock Draft. I had her originally going fourth overall to the Atlanta Dream, but Sabally has been on a tear since then. Her declaring early had to do with some financial situation in her family but it still a great move because the Dallas Wings can now take her and help the Wings elevate their franchise a little bit after a lot of veterans left during WNBA Free Agency. She is just scratching the surface of her potential and between her and Cox, I think the Wings should lean towards Satou Sabally.

3. Lauren Cox – PF/C – Baylor – Indiana Fever

With the declaration of Satou Sabally declaring early, this opens up the spot for Indiana to grab Lauren Cox. Cox would normally be a top 2 pick in this draft, but she slides now down to the 3rd spot. The Fever could use her as a starter and help facilitate their offense as Cox is an excellent passer offensively. The Fever can do so much with what Lauren Cox brings to the table, that they should not pass on her if they are given the chance. She’s still a very good and talented player.

4.  Beatrice Mompremier – PF/C – Miami – Atlanta Dream

Last month, I had Satou Sabally as the #4 pick overall. In that past month, as I have stated before above, Sabally has increased her stock. Not only that, the next best available player is draft eligible junior Chennedy Carter. But the Atlanta Dream don’t need Carter anymore. They have acquired Courtney Williams in free agency and still have some talented guards on their roster. There is no space for Carter. However, there is still some space for fowards and centers and the best player available for that position is Beatrice Mompremier. She recently just got back to playing form as she was injured a large majority of the year. She will be in top shape come draft time and the Dream could use her off the bench to help develop her game slowly so she can get improve and get better.

5. Ruthy Hebard – PF – Oregon – Dallas Wings

Last month, this pick belonged to the Phoenix Mercury but it now belongs to the Dallas Wings. The Dallas Wings already had pick #2 and have already a loaded roster. Some are on training camp contracts and the Wings have talented guards already on their roster so putting Chennedy Carter on this team does not make any sense either. The Wings should take Ruthy Hebard with their fifth pick but she will be in tough competition to make the final roster as she will be in competition with four other power forwards/centers trying to make the team.

6. Chennedy Carter** – SG – Texas A&M – Minnesota Lynx

Chennedy Carter has not declared yet for the draft, but if she does, she now falls down two spots from last month. Not because of her talent, but because of the WNBA teams reshuffling their rosters during WNBA Free Agency. The Minnesota Lynx just recently acquired Rachel Banham from Connecticut in a sign and trade but Carter still play well on this team. She can help give Minnesota Lynx another star besides Napheesa Collier and Sylvia Fowles.

  • 7. Te’a Cooper – SG – Baylor – Dallas Wings
  • 8. Tyasha Harris – PG – South Carolina – Chicago Sky
  • 9. Kiah Gillespie – SF – Florida State – Dallas Wings
  • 10. Crystal Dangerfield – PG – Connecticut – Phoenix Mercury
  • 11. Kaila Charles – SG – Maryland – Seattle Storm
  • 12. Bella Alarie – SF – Princeton – Washington Mystics

ROUND TWO

  1. Kathleen Doyle – New York Liberty
  2. Jocelyn Willoughby – Minnesota Lynx
  3. Mikayla Pivec – Dallas Wings
  4. Mikiah Herbert Harrigan – Indiana Fever
  5. Joyner Holmes – Atlanta Dream
  6. Haley Gorecki – Phoenix Mercury
  7. Nicki Ekhomu – Seattle Storm
  8. Sara Rhine – Los Angeles Sparks
  9. Becca Hittner – Dallas Wings
  10. Japreece Dean – Los Angeles Sparks
  11. Stephanie Jones – Connecticut Sun
  12. Brittany Brewer – Washington Mystics

ROUND THREE

  1. Nausia Woolfolk – Atlanta Dream
  2. Ciara Duffy – New York Liberty
  3. Leaonna Odom – Atlanta Dream
  4. Taryn McCutcheon – Indiana Fever
  5. Ja’Tavia Tapley – Phoenix Mercury
  6. Reili Richardson – Chicago Sky
  7. Katie Campbell – Seattle Storm
  8. Kylee Shook – Chicago Sky
  9. Jazmine Jones – Las Vegas Aces
  10. Nadia Fingall – Los Angeles Sparks
  11. Jordan Danberry – Connecticut Sun
  12. Juicy Landrum – Washington Mystics

Women’s College Basketball Player Rankings – Class by Class! Week 16

lindsey pulliam, northwestern

As we end the women’s college basketball regular season comes to a close, more and more upsets occur every week which makes the rankings so hard to make and update for myself as players come in and then are out the next week, etc but as I have stated before in previous rankings post, it sure is fun to watch.

As my rankings are winding down, normally next week would be the final overall rankings post. HOWEVER, because of the nature of upsets this season from many teams, one more week is definitely needed to sort out all of the player rankings, so the FINAL OVERALL Women’s College Basketball Player Rankings will be out Monday, March 9th. Make sure you follow my blog so you can receive the rankings first via email.

Listed below are the top 36 seniors (four players tied!), top 27 juniors, top 18 sophomores and top 11 freshmen (four players were tied!) for the week of February 17th to February 23rd. If you are new to these rankings OR have questions, please read the FAQ page first. If you would like to view last week’s rankings, you may do so here.

SENIORS

  1. Sabrina Ionescu – Oregon
  2. Ruthy Hebard – Oregon
  3. Lauren Cox – Baylor
  4. Amber Melgoza – Washington
  5. Bella Alarie – Princeton
  6. Cameron Onken – Villanova
  7. Kaila Charles – Maryland
  8. Kylee Shook – Louisville
  9. Tyasha Harris – South Carolina
  10. Mikiah Herbert Harrigan – South Carolina
  11. Jazmine Jones – Louisville
  12. Mary Gedaka – Villanova
  13. Brittany Brewer – Texas Tech
  14. Kianna Ray – TCU
  15. Ciara Duffy – South Dakota
  16. Nicki Ekhomu – Florida State
  17. Reili Richardson – Arizona State
  18. Leaonna Odom – Duke
  19. Alexa Willard – Missouri State
  20. Kamiah Smalls – James Madison
  21. Kathleen Doyle – Iowa
  22. Haley Gorecki – Duke
  23. Stephanie Jones – Maryland
  24. Kristen Spolyar – Butler
  25. Jocelyn Willoughby – Virginia
  26. Emma Guy – Boston College
  27. Sara Rhine – Drake & Erica Ogwumike – Rice
  28. Taryn McCutcheon – Michigan State
  29. Juicy Landrum – Baylor
  30. Keri Jewett – Giles – FGCU
  31. Ellie Harmeyer – Belmont
  32. Fallyn Freije – Montana State
  33. DJ Williams – Coastal Carolina
  34. Bailey Greenberg – Drexel
  35. Rebekah Hand – Marist
  36. Stella Johnson – Rider & Ericka Mattingly – UMKC

JUNIORS

  1. Chennedy Carter – Texas A&M
  2. Kiana Williams – Stanford
  3. Lindsey Pulliam – Northwestern
  4. Destiny Slocum – Oregon State
  5. Megan Walker – Connecticut
  6. Kayla Wells – Texas A&M
  7. Rennia Davis – Tennessee
  8. Jasmine Walker – Alabama
  9. Lorela Cubaj – Georgia Tech
  10. Amber Ramirez – Arkansas
  11. Kiara Lewis – Syracuse
  12. Jenna Staiti – Georgia
  13. Selena Lott – Marquette
  14. Lauren Heard – TCU
  15. Ali Patberg – Indiana
  16. Arella Guirantes – Rutgers
  17. Erin Boley – Oregon
  18. Jenn Wirth – Gonzaga
  19. Jill Townsend – Gonzaga
  20. Chloe Lamb – South Dakota
  21. Micaela Kelly – Central Michigan
  22. Chelsey Perry – UT Martin
  23. Abby Kapp – Bucknell
  24. Daniella Hatcher – Bethune – Cookman
  25. Aja Boyd – UNC Greensboro
  26. Maeve Carroll – Maine
  27. Brice Calip – Missouri State

SOPHOMORES

  1. Rhyne Howard – Kentucky
  2. NaLyssa Smith – Baylor
  3. Monika Czinano – Iowa
  4. Naz Hillmon – Michigan
  5. Ashley Joens – Iowa State
  6. Veronica Burton – Northwestern
  7. Andrea Torres – Utah
  8. Elissa Cunane – NC State
  9. Olivia Nelson – Ododa – Connecticut
  10. Jasmine Franklin – Missouri State
  11. Taylor Soule – Boston College
  12. Charli Collier – Texas
  13. Grace Berger – Indiana
  14. Dorka Juhasz – Ohio State
  15. Taylor Mikesell – Maryland
  16. Angel Baker – Wright State
  17. Amber Leggett – Sam Houston State
  18. Luana Serranho – Campbell

FRESHMEN

  1. Zia Cooke – South Carolina
  2. Ayoka Lee – Kansas State
  3. Jaylyn Sherrod – Colorado
  4. Aliyah Boston – South Carolina
  5. Taylor Jones – Oregon State & Jakia Brown- Turner – NC State
  6. Lavender Briggs – Florida
  7. Sam Brunelle – Notre Dame
  8. Alissa Pili – USC
  9. Anna Makurat – Connecticut and Leilani Correa – St. John’s