@ACCWBB: 14 Named to Naismith Trophy Watch List


Duke, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Maryland, North Carolina and Notre Dame all represented

GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) - Fourteen Atlantic Coast Conference student-athletes have been named to the 2013-14 Naismith Trophy preseason watch list. 

The ACC leads all conferences with 14 selections, led by Duke with four.  Notre Dame follows with  three, Georgia Tech, Maryland and North Carolina each have two and Florida State has one named to the list.

ACC Student-Athletes named to the 50-member preseason list include Duke senior guard Chelsea Gray, senior guard/forward Haley Peters, senior guard Tricia Liston and junior center/forward Elizabeth Williams, Florida State senior forward Natasha Howard, Georgia Tech senior guard Tyaunna Marshall and freshman guard Kaela Davis, Maryland senior forward Alyssa Thomas and redshirt junior guard Laurin Mincy, North Carolina sophomore forward Xylina McDaniel and freshman guard Diamond DeShields and Notre Dame senior forward Natalie Achonwa, sophomore guard Jewell Loyd and senior guard Kayla McBride.

Gray, Williams, Marshall, Thomas, Achonwa and McBride were also named to the Wade Watch and Wooden Award Preseason Top 30 list recently.

Naismith Trophy Watch List
Chelsea Gray, 5-11, Sr., G, Duke
Elizabeth Williams, 6-3, Jr., C/F, Duke
Tricia Liston, 6-1, Sr., G, Duke
Haley Peters, 6-3, Sr., G/F, Duke
Natasha Howard, 6-3, Sr., F, Florida State
Tyaunna Marshall, 5-9, Sr., G, Georgia Tech
Kaela Davis, 6-2, Fr., G, Georgia Tech
Laurin Mincy, 6-0, R-Jr., G, Maryland
Alyssa Thomas, 6-2, Sr., F, Maryland
Xylina McDaniel, 6-2, So., F, North Carolina
Diamond DeShields, 6-1, Fr., G, North Carolina
Natalie Achonwa, 6-3, Sr., F , Notre Dame
Jewell Loyd, 5-10, So., G , Notre Dame
Kayla McBride, Sr., 5-11, G, Notre Dame