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Lexie Brown
Brown On WBCA Wade Watch Mid-Season List
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 02/08/2018
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DURHAM, N.C. – The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) announced Thursday the 33 student-athletes on the 2018 Wade Trophy mid-season watch list, which includes Duke University fifth-year senior Lexie Brown.

Brown currently leads the ACC in both points (20.4) and steals (3.6), while also averaging 4.8 rebounds and 4.0 assists. The 5-9 guard is one of the best all-around players in NCAA Division I and is the only player in NCAA power five conferences averaging 20.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.0 steals and hitting over 40.0 percent from three-point land. A product of Suwanee, Ga., Brown’s streak of 24 straight games with a three-pointer currently ranks third among power five conferences. She recently became just the third player in NCAA power five conference history to register over 1,800 points, 500 assists, 300 steals and 200 three-point field goals made.

The Wade Trophy — now in its 41st year — is the oldest and most prestigious national player of the year award in college women’s basketball. It is named in honor of the late, legendary Delta State University head coach Lily Margaret Wade, who won three consecutive national championships with the Lady Statesmen. First awarded in 1978 by the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD), now known as SHAPE America, the Wade Trophy has been presented to the WBCA NCAA Division I National Player of the Year since 2001.

Brown is also a John R. Wooden Award late season top 20 selection, one of 10 finalists for the Senior CLASS Award, a finalist for the Nancy Lieberman Award, a top 15 selection for the Dawn Staley Award and a two-time ACC Player of the Week selection so far this season.

The WBCA will announce the four finalists for the honor in mid-March. The winner of the 2018 Wade Trophy will be announced during ESPN2’s telecast of the 2018 NCAA® Women’s Final Four® national semifinal games on March 30.

Duke will travel to face Clemson Sunday, Feb. 11 at 2 p.m., live on ACC Network Extra.

2018 Wade Trophy Mid-Season Watch List

Ariel Atkins - Texas
Kristine Anigwe - California
Monique Billings - UCLA
Kalani Brown - Baylor
Lexie Brown - Duke
Tyra Buss - Indiana
Jordin Canada - UCLA
Napheesa Collier - UConn
Sophie Cunningham - Missouri
Asia Durr - Louisville
Katelynn Flaherty - Michigan
Loryn Goodwin - Oklahoma State
Ruthy Hebard - Oregon
Myisha Hines-Allen - Louisville
Sabrina Ionescu - Oregon
Kitija Laksa - South Florida
Tynice Martin - West Virginia
Brooke McCarty - Texas
Teaira McCowan - Mississippi State
Kelsey Mitchell - Ohio State
Jaime Nared - Tennessee
Kia Nurse - UConn
Arike Ogunbowale - Notre Dame
Mercedes Russell - Tennessee
Katie Lou Samuelson - UConn
Tyler Scaife - Rutgers
Azura Stevens - UConn
Shakayla Thomas - Florida State
Victoria Vivians - Mississippi State
Morgan William - Mississippi State
Gabby Williams - UConn
A'ja Wilson - South Carolina

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