2018 Wade Watch List announced
The WBCA announced the 2017-18 list of 25 candidates for the Wade Trophy. The annual award, now in its 41st year, honors the best player in college women’s basketball. It is named in honor of the late, legendary Delta State University head coach Lily Margaret Wade.
The watch list is composed of 25 players selected by the WBCA NCAA Division I Coaches’ All-America Selection Committee. In January, the committee will review the list and determine if additional players should be added based on their play during the first half of the season. Four finalists will be announced in mid-March. The winner of the 2018 Wade Trophy will be announced during ESPN2’s telecast of the Final Four national semifinal games on March 30.
|Lexie Brown||Duke||G||5-9||RS Sr.|
|Kitija Laksa||South Florida||F||6-0||Jr.|
|Tynice Martin||West Virginia||G||5-11||Jr.|
|Kelsey Mitchell||Ohio State||G||5-8||Sr.|
|Arike Ogunbowale||Notre Dame||G||5-8||Jr.|
|Mercedes Russell||Tennessee||C||6-6||RS Sr.|
|Katie Lou Samuelson||Connecticut||G/F||6-3||Jr.|
|Shakayla Thomas||Florida State||F||5-11||Sr.|
|Victoria Vivians||Mississippi State||G||6-1||Sr.|
|Morgan William||Mississippi State||G||5-5||Sr.|
|A’ja Wilson||South Carolina||F||6-5||Sr.|