WBCA announces preseason 2021 Wade Trophy Watch List

The WBCA announced the preseason watch list for the 2021 Wade Trophy, an award presented to the best player in college women’s basketball. The Wade Trophy, in its 44th year, is the oldest national player of the year award in college women’s basketball and named in honor of the late, legendary Delta State University head coach Lily Margaret Wade. The watch list of candidates for the award includes players selected by the WBCA NCAA Division I Coaches’ All-America Selection Committee. The committee will review the list midseason to determine if additional players will be added based on their play during the first half of the 2020-21 season.

Name Institution Position Height Current Year
Janelle Bailey North Carolina C 6-4 Sr.
Aliyah Boston South Carolina F 6-5 So.
Jessika Carter Mississippi State F/C 6-5 Jr.
Charli Collier Texas F/C 6-5 Jr.
Zia Cooke South Carolina G 5-9 So.
Elissa Cunane NC State C 6-5 Jr.
Rennia Davis Tennessee G/F 6-2 Sr.
Chelsea Dungee Arkansas G 5-11 RS Sr.
Dana Evans Louisville G 5-6 Sr.
Vivian Gray Texas Tech G 6-1 Sr.
Arella Guirantes Rutgers G 5-11 RS Sr.
Naz Hillmon Michigan F 6-2 Jr
Rhyne Howard Kentucky G 6-2 Jr.
Lexie Hull Stanford G 6-0 Jr
Rickea Jackson Mississippi State F 6-2 Soph.
Ashley Joens Iowa State G/F 6-0 Jr.
N’dea Jones Texas A&M F 6-2 Sr.
Micaela Kelly Central Michigan G 5-6 Sr.
Ayoka Lee Kansas State C 6-6 Soph.
Tiana Mangakahia Syracuse G 5-6 5th Yr.
Aari McDonald Arizona G 5-6 Sr.
Olivia Nelson-Ododa Connecticut F 6-5 Jr.
Michaela Onyenwere UCLA F 6-0 Sr.
Charisma Osborne UCLA G 5-9 Soph.
Ashley Owusu Maryland G 6-0 Soph.
Ali Patberg Indiana G 5-11 Sr.
Lindsey Pulliam Northwestern G 5-10 Sr.
Maddy Siegrist Villanova F 6-1 Soph.
Destiny Slocum Arkansas G 5-7 RS Sr.
NaLyssa Smith Baylor F 6-2 Jr.
Evina Westbrook Connecticut G 6-0 RS. Jr.
Christyn Williams Connecticut G 5-11 Jr.
Kiana Williams Stanford G 5-8 Sr.
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