ACC Women’s Basketball: 10 Named to Naismith Trophy Watch List

Duke, Georgia Tech, Louisville, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Syracuse and Wake Forest all represented 

GREENSBORO, N.C. ( – Ten Atlantic Coast Conference student-athletes have been named to the 2014-15 Naismith Trophy preseason watch list.  

The ACC leads all conferences with ten selections, led by North Carolina with three.  Notre Dame follows with two, while Duke, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Syracuse and Wake Forest each have one student-athlete on the list. 

ACC Student-Athletes named to the 50-member preseason list include Duke senior center/forward Elizabeth Williams, , Georgia Tech sophomore guard Kaela Davis, Louisville senior forward Sara Hammond, North Carolina sophomore guard Allisha Gray, sophomore forward Stephanie Mavunga and junior forward Xylina McDaniel, Notre Dame sophomore guard Lindsay Allen and junior guard Jewell Loyd, Syracuse junior guard Brittney Sykes and Wake Forest senior forward Dearica Hamby. Williams, Hammond, Gray, Loyd and Hamby were also named to the Wade Watch List, while those five along with Georgia Tech’s Davis were named to Wooden Award Preseason Top 30 list recently. 

Naismith Trophy Watch List
Elizabeth Williams, Sr., C/F, Duke
Kaela Davis, So., G, Georgia Tech 
Sara Hammond, Sr., F, Louisville
Allisha Gray, So., G, North Carolina
Stephanie Mavunga, So., F, North Carolina 
Xylina McDaniel, Jr., F, North Carolina
Lindsay Allen, So., G, Notre Dame
Jewell Loyd, Jr., G, Notre Dame
Brittney Sykes, Jr., G, Syracuse
Dearica Hamby, Sr., F, Wake Forest