Nov. 9, 2010
Baylor senior guard Melissa Jones and sophomore post Brittney Griner have been named to the 2010-11 Naismith Preseason Watch List, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced.
The Big 12 Conference placed six players on the list, Baylor is the only school with more than one among the preseason candidates. Joining Jones and Griner from the Big 12 are Brittany Spears (Colorado), Kelsey Bolte (Iowa State), Danielle Robinson (Oklahoma) and Danielle Adams (Texas A&M).
The 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 2010-11 college basketball season. The Naismith Trophy presented by AT&T* will be awarded on April 4, 2011 at the NCAA Women's Final Four in Indianapolis.
Since 2005, presenting sponsor AT&T has set the standard in allowing fans to participate in determining the trophy winner. Through the power and ease of text messaging** fan voting will account for 25 percent of all of the final results - more than any other national college basketball award.
In late February, the Atlanta Tipoff Club's Board of Selectors will compile a mid-season team of the top 30 players in the nation. Then in March, the Naismith Trophy voting academy will vote to narrow the list to the four finalists.
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