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Brooke McCarty part of elite basketball list

Longhorn junior is one of 20 point guards nationally who have been named to the preseason watch list for the 2017 Nancy Lieberman Award

Posted October 25th, 2016

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  • Nancy Lieberman Award recognizes the top point guard in NCAA Division I college basketball.

Entering her junior season at the University of Texas, Brooke McCarty is one of 20 point guards nationally who have been named to the preseason watch list for the 2017 Nancy Lieberman Award.

McCarty, a 5-foot-4 League City, Texas, native, was named a Preseason All-Big 12 Conference selection earlier this month and Sporting News selected her third-team Preseason All-America.

Texas' Brooke McCarty(11) drives to the basket past Baylor's Imani Wright(20) during a NCAA college basketball game at the Frank Erwin Center Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015. (Stephen Spillman for AMERICAN-STATESMAN)
Texas’ Brooke McCarty) drives to the basket past Baylor’s Imani Wright during a game at the Erwin last season. (Stephen Spillman for AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

Now in its 17th year, the Nancy Lieberman Award recognizes the top point guard in NCAA Division I college basketball.

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McCarty was a first-team All-Big 12 selection as a sophomore in 2015-16 and also was named to the Big 12 All-Tournament Team. She ranks fifth in school history in career three-point field goal percentage with a .385 clip (104-of-270). She needs to make 11 more three-pointers to move onto the Longhorns’ all-time top-10 list for three-pointers made.

HERE IS THE 2017 NANCY LIEBERMAN AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST

Alexis Jones, Baylor

Kia Nurse, Connecticut

Jessica January, DePaul

Caitlin Ingle, Drake

Meghan Creighton, Drexel

Lexie Brown, Duke

Makayla Epps, Kentucky

Loren Cagle, Lipscomb

Adrienne Motley, Miami

Katelynn Flaherty, Michigan

Ashley Deary, Northwestern

Lindsay Allen, Notre Dame

Kelsey Mitchell, Ohio State

Sydney Wiese, Oregon State

Jessica Kovatch, St. Francis (Pa.)

Jackie Kemph, Saint Louis

Alexis Peterson, Syracuse

Brooke McCarty, Texas

Jordan Canada, UCLA

Kelsey Plum, Washington

 

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