The Los Angeles Sports club has announced that Lady Lions senior guard Alex Bentley and junior guard Maggie Lucas have both been named to the John. R. Wooden Award Women’s Preseason Top 30.
The award honors college basketball’s best male and female player. Regular season, conference tournaments, and postseason play, as well as character, are all factored in to selecting a winner. Notable winners have been Michael Jordan and Candance Parker, a two-time winner.
Three other Big Ten players made the list; Ohio State’s senior guard Tayler Hill, Nebraska’s junior forward Jordan Hooper and senior guard Lindsey Moore.
Though, in order to win, they will have to beat out Baylor’s center Brittney Griner, who won the award last year and is trying to become the first two-time winner.