Who is the best point guard in women’s basketball?
The answer won’t be known until March, but Texas senior Brooke McCarty is one of 20 players nationally who has been named to the watch list for the 2018 Nancy Lieberman Award, it was announced Monday.
The winner of the 2018 Lieberman Award will be announced at an inaugural awards ceremony hosted by the Basketball Hall of Fame, Women’s Basketball Coaches Association, and ESPN at the NCAA Women’s Final Four in Columbus, Ohio.
McCarty is the reigning Big 12 Conference Player of the Year, the first person in program history to earn that distinction. She led the Longhorns in scoring with 14.1 points per game and was the Big 12 Conference leader in three-point-field-goal percentage at .430 (77-of-179).
McCarty was named to the 2017-18 All-Big 12 Preseason Team and was named a First-Team Preseason All-American by Street & Smith’s 2017-18 Preseason College Basketball Yearbook.
2018 Nancy Lieberman Award Candidates
Kennedy Leonard, Colorado
Kia Nurse, Connecticut
Lexie Brown, Duke
Tianna Tarter, East Tennessee State
Loren Cagle, Lipscomb
Sydni Means, Mercer
Katelynn Flaherty, Michigan
Kenisha Bell, Minnesota
Morgan William, Mississippi State
Kelsey Mitchell, Ohio State
Sabrina Ionescu, Oregon
Teniya Page, Penn State
Jackie Kemph, Saint Louis
Bianca Cuevas-Moore, South Carolina
Jessica Kovatch, St Francis (Pa.)
Brooke McCarty, Texas
Jordin Canada, UCLA
Chanette Hicks, Virginia Tech
Emily Clemens, Western Illinois
Deja Wimby, Western Michigan