The women's basketball preseason top 50 watch list for the John R. Wooden Award

The women’s basketball preseason top 50 watch list for the John R. Wooden Award

The 2022-23 John R. Wooden Award preseason watchlist was announced today revealing the 50 standout women’s college basketball players expected to make a run at the award this season.

Expectedly, this list features 2021 John R. Wooden Award winner, and national champion, Aliyah Boston, along with 2021 Wooden Award All-American Caitlin Clark (Iowa).

According to, leading up to the announcement of the winner, the John R. Wooden Award Committee will release a midseason- and late-season poll in January and early February detailing the student-athletes in contention for the award.

By late February, the Wooden Award National Advisory will list the 15 men’s and women’s student-athletes on the ballot for the award. A list of All-Americans are to be announced in March and, finally, the winners will be awarded in early April.

Here is the women’s preseason watchlist:

Name School Conference Height Class Position
Brea Beal south carolina DRY 6-1 Sr. G
Grace Berger Indiana Big Ten 6-0 Sr. G
Aijha Blackwell Baylor Big 12 5-11 Sr. G/F
Aliyah Boston** south carolina DRY 6-5 Sr. F
Sam Breen UMass Atlantic 10 6-1 Sr. F
Cameron Brink Stanford Pac-12 6-4 Jr. F
Leigha Brown Michigan Big Ten 6-1 Sr. G
Jakia Brown Turner NC State VAC 6-0 Sr. G/F
Caitlin Clark* Iowa Big Ten 6-0 Jr. G
Zia Cooke south carolina DRY 5-9 Sr. G
Monika Czinano Iowa Big Ten 6-3 Sr. F/C
Lexi Donarsky Iowa State Big 12 6-0 Jr. G
Dyaisha Fair Syracuse VAC 5-5 Sr. G
Azzi Fudd Connecticut Big East 5-11 Sophia G
Shaylee Gonzales Texas Big 12 5-10 Sr. G
Rori Harmon Texas Big 12 5-6 Sophia G
mackenzie holmes Indiana Big Ten 6-3 Sr. F
Jordan Horston Tennessee DRY 6-2 Sr. G
Rickea Jackson Tennessee DRY 6-2 Sr. F
Ashley Johns Iowa State Big 12 6-1 Sr. G/F
Diamond Johnson NC State VAC 5-5 Jr. G
haley jones Stanford Pac-12 6-1 Sr. G
Morgan Jones Louisville VAC 6-2 Sr. G
Already Kelly North Carolina VAC 5-8 Jr. G
Tamari Key Tennessee DRY 6-6 Sr. VS
Elizabeth Kitley Virginia Tech VAC 6-6 Sr. VS
Charlisse Leger-Walker Washington State Pac-12 5-10 Jr. G
Taylor Mikesell Ohio State Big Ten 5-11 Sr. G
Olivia Miles Our Lady VAC 5-10 Sophia G
Diamond Miller Maryland Big Ten 6-3 Sr. G
Tishara Morehouse Florida Gulf Coast ASUN 5-3 Sr. G
Alexis Morris USL DRY 5-6 Sr. G
Aneesah Morrow From Paul Big East 6-1 Sophia F
Charisma Osborne UCLA Pac-12 5-9 Sr. G
Ashley Owusu Virginia Tech VAC 6-0 Sr. G
Te Hina Paopao Oregon Pac-12 5-9 Jr. G
Lauren Park Lane Seton Hall Big East 5-3 Sr. G
Angel Reese USL DRY 6-3 Sophia F
Cate Reese Arizona Pac-12 6-2 Sr. F
Taylor Robertson Oklahoma Big 12 6-0 Sr. G
Emma Ronsiek Creighton Big East 6-1 Jr. F
Myah Selland south dakota state Summit 6-1 Sr. F
Jacky Sheldon Ohio State Big Ten 5-10 Sr. G
Maddy Siegrist Villanova Big East 6-1 Sr. F
Taylor Soule Virginia Tech VAC 5-11 Sr. F
Jewel Spear WakeForest VAC 5-10 Jr. G
Hailey VanLith Louisville VAC 5-7 Jr. G
Destiny Wells Belmont missouri valley 5-6 Jr. G
Maddy Westbeld Our Lady VAC 6-3 Jr. F
Madi Williams Oklahoma Big 12 6-0 Sr. F

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