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Bria Hartley

Guard | Connecticut

A steady presence at the helm of Geno Auriemma's always-in-contention squad, Hartley is best when it matters most. The junior point guard averaged 14.0 points and just fewer than four assists a game last season, but her contributions to the Huskies are also intangible: the perfect pass, a key defensive rotation, smart game management. All of this is why Auriemma is keen to get Hartley, struggling with a lingering left ankle injury, back to 100 percent. -- Kate Fagan