Top Female College Basketball Players
By Laura Lee - February 20, 2023

We will be looking at some female athletes who have been exceptional this season; the players range from outstanding sophomores who made their mark in their debut season. Also included are super seniors returning for their fifth season and likely to break or contribute to existing school records. While some of these athletes are wrapping up their collegiate careers as program legends, others have moved to new institutions this year. 

Aliyah Boston, the current national player of the year, enters her senior season having recorded 30 double-doubles, including an SEC-record 27 straight. She has 257 career blocks, which puts her second in program history behind only WNBA star A’ja Wilson. She was also named the national defensive player of the year. For her and the Gamecocks, Boston will now strive to duplicate their national title season. Although Boston hasn’t publicly said that she will forego her super-senior year, if she does, she will be the clear favorite to be selected first overall in the WNBA draft in April 2023

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Caitlin Clark will likely accomplish much independently, with three years remaining eligibility. As a freshman and a sophomore, she was the best scorer in the nation. Last year, she became the first athlete to lead the country in scoring and assists during a single season. Although Clark has a seemingly endless shooting range and outstanding court vision, she has yet to succeed in the NCAA tournament. Depending on how the Hawkeyes do, her degree of greatness this season and her chances of passing Boston for national player of the year may depend on her team’s performance. 

Since coming to Stanford in 2019, Haley Jones has wowed. She will play the point guard position this season, which she hasn’t had to do much of during her time in college. This is Jones’ team now that Anna Wilson and the Hull twins have graduated, as this will be her last season at The Farm, according to Jones. Jones needs to have another All-American season that reminds everyone what made her the 2021 Final Four Most Outstanding Player if the Cardinal are to win their second NCAA championship in three years and fourth overall.