Women's Basketball Preview 2012-13
GRAHAM HAYS' TOP SMALL FORWARDS
- Elena Delle Donne
- Delaware, 6-5, senior
The most complete, efficient player in the sport.
- Alyssa Thomas
- Maryland, 6-2, junior
Elite athleticism paired with equal basketball IQ.
- Niveen Rasheed
- Princeton, 6-0, senior
Ivy League brain, BCS game for do-everything star.
- Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis
- UConn, 6-0, sophomore
More than a shooter, but few have a better stroke.
- Monique Reid
- Louisville, 6-1, senior
Team wasn't same without her scoring efficiency.
MECHELLE VOEPEL'S PRESEASON TOP 10
MORE CONTENT TO COME
Monday, Nov. 5
• espnW Preseason top 25
• Smith: Women's hoops A to Z
• Voepel: Big 12 preview
Tuesday, Nov. 6
• Jackson: Big East preview
• Creme: Big Ten preview
Wednesday, Nov. 7
• espnW's top five players per position
• Creme: ACC preview
Thursday, Nov. 8
• Voepel: Season of change for Tennessee, SEC
• SEC preview
• Hays: Rasheed finds right fit at Princeton
• espnW mid-major top 10 poll
Friday, Nov. 9
• espnW All-America teams
• Griner repeats as preseason player of year
• Expert predictions
• Pac-12 preview
PRESEASON TOP 10
- No. 1 Baylor
- A look at the top 10 in our preseason poll opens with the reigning national champ.
- No. 2 UConn
- Freshman Breanna Stewart must step up for UConn to be more than the best of the rest.
- No. 3 Duke
- Can the 1-2 punch of Chelsea Gray and Elizabeth Williams return Duke to the Final Four?
- No. 4 Maryland
- With a depleted backcourt, the Terps will rely even heavier on junior Alyssa Thomas.
- No. 5 Stanford
- Now that big sis Nneka has moved on, Chiney Ogwumike takes charge of the Cardinal.
- No. 6 Notre Dame
- How Natalie Achonwa steps up after key losses might effect the Irish the most.
- No. 7 Kentucky
- A'dia Mathies and the reigning SEC regular-season champs look to go even further.
- No. 8 Louisville
- Monique Reid and Tia Gibbs are healthy again, giving Louisville a multi-threat lineup.
- No. 9 Penn State
- Two competitive rivals turned friends help form one of the nation's best backcourts.
- No. 10 Delaware
- The Blue Hens are out to prove they are more than just senior star Elena Delle Donne.