One Man’s Opinion On The Top 15 Players In The Country

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The Associated Press will reveal its three All-American teams today. The teams are formed based on the voting by a panel of 40 media members nationwide.

In the interest of full disclosure, here is my ballot …

First team
F Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis (UConn)
F Chiney Ogwumike (Stanford)
C Brittney Griner (Baylor)
G Skylar Diggins (Notre Dame)
G Odyssey Sims (Baylor)

Second team
F Elena Delle Donne (Delaware)
F Alyssa Thomas (Maryland)
C Stefanie Dolson (UConn)
G Maggie Lucas (Penn State)
G Chelsea Gray (Duke)

Third Team
F Tianna Hawkins (Maryland)
F Kelsey Bone (Texas A&M)
C Elizabeth Williams (Duke)
G Kayla McBride (Notre Dame)
G A’dia Mathies (Kentucky)

Rich

Categories: General

5 Responses

  1. IS THAT LAURIE FROM SEATTLE ? says:

    REFS ALWAYS CALL SOMETHING TO GET TO THE 4 MINUTE TV TIMEOUTS

    FANS, MEDIA, AND COACHES KNOW THE REFS ARE OUT OF HAND AND AFFECTING THE OUTCOME OF GAMES

    IF THE NCAA DOES NOT ADDRESS THIS, THEN WCBB WILL BE LIKE THE NBA WAS IN THE 1970S – CORRUPT

  2. geneco says:

    Alyssa Thomas is not the only one playing borderline BB. The refs are calling one sided. I watched the games as much as I could during the sweet 16 and the refereeing was really bad. One team calls mostly and sometimes just plain bad calls on both teams. I feel that the refs should have to watch their bad calls with NCAA officials after each game and maybe learn from their mistakes. Sometimes you get the idea that these bad calls are not mistakes but refs trying to control the outcome of the game. Bad stuff.

  3. What If Notre Dame Wins Again? says:

    Certain teams have reputations as tough defenders. Fans believe it. Refs believe it. Coaches in basketball and soccer teach young kids all the tricks to get away with grabbing and holding. Coaches at all levels also teach players to foul instead of giving up a momentum basket. Where is the line drawn between “part of the game” and “dirty”. Debbie Antonelli gets a lot of respect for her in game analysis. She wants to see more offense in the womens’ game. But yet she has always loved that hard nosed lock down defense. Most teams don’t do that with their feet alone. ;-)

  4. Keith says:

    these are tough calls as we are all splitting hairs. I think EDD belongs on first list over everyone but Griner if we are going with best players and not by position- position put her over Chiney. And Kayla McBride is a proven big time player and at crunch time- and KML is a big time player also- I might put McBride ahead of KML and probably Chiney also possibly. Geno is right- you need scorers that you can teach to play defense. Also- I dont know if anyone watches tapes of the games- I go to every game and then I watch em- Alyssa Thomas is one of the outright dirtiest players I have ever seen with intent to injure. leg whips and trips every time in traffic in the paint- it is disgusting and dangerous. She should have been given flagrant intentional when she intentionally veered left to give Faris a knee to the chest after Kelly was on the ground and the play went the other direction. she looked down and ahead and went left to be sure she got another shot in, after some nice leg whips in the same game- she is a common street thug IMO.

  5. Laurie says:

    Rich, I’m sure you’re tired from the big game last night…Kelsey Bone plays for Texas A&M. Thanks for placing KML on the first team!