ORU's Kevi Luper among four local players on Naismith Trophy watch list
BY Staff Reports
Friday, November 16, 2012
11/16/12 at 5:35 AM
Kevi Luper, the leading scorer in the history of the Oral Roberts University women's basketball program, joined Oklahoma's Aaryn Ellenberg and Whitney Hand on the Naismith Trophy early-season watch list. Also on the list is Kansas guard Angel Goodrich, a former Tahlequah Sequoyah standout.
The Naismith Trophy is presented to the individual judged to be the best player in college basketball. Baylor's Brittney Griner will try to win the trophy for a second consecutive season.
Luper, an Adair native, was a Naismith Trophy candidate last season, when she averaged 23.8 points and 3.8 steals per game. She won her third Summit League Player of the Year honor.
Through two games, Ellenberg is OU's leading scorer with 21.5 points per game. The junior guard has 179 career 3-pointers, which ranks second all-time at Oklahoma. Hand averages 16.5 points and a team-leading 7.0 rebounds.
Goodrich leads the Jayhawks with 11 assists and seven steals and averages 12 points per contest.
The 50-player watch list was compiled by the Atlanta Tipoff Club's Board of Selectors.
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