Brittany Carter Named to Naismith Trophy Early Season Watch List
Go Tigers! Brittany Carter was named to the Naismith Award Early-Season Award Watch List Wednesday.
Go Tigers!
Brittany Carter was named to the Naismith Award Early-Season Award Watch List Wednesday.
Go Tigers!

Nov. 30, 2011

ATLANTA - - Senior guard Brittany Carter was named to the Women's Naismith Trophy Early Season Watch List Wednesday. Carter, the C-USA pre-season player of the year, is currently Memphis' leading scorer with 15.5 points per game and ranks in the top 10 in Conference USA statistics in scoring, assists, blocked shots, three-point field goals made and assist/turnover ratio.

The Covington, Ga., native is a two-time first team All-C-USA player and becomes the first Tiger to make the Naismith Trophy Award watch list under head coach Melissa McFerrin. Carter currently holds the University of Memphis single game scoring record (male or female) and currently ranks 17th in career scoring at Memphis with 1,147 points.

Carter is also a candidate for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award. She was one of 30 candidates on the national list for the award given to seniors in their final year of eligibility.

The Naismith Trophy Watch List is made up of the top women's college basketball players from 35 schools around the country. The list is compiled annually by the Atlanta Tipoff Club's Board of Selectors, which selects players based on player performances and expectations for the 2012 season. The 2012 Naismith Trophy will be awarded at the NCAA Women's Final Four in Denver. In all, 51 student-athletes were selected to this season's Early Season Watch List. Carter is the lone representative from a Conference USA school on the list and is one of four players from the state of Tennessee on the list.

Carter and the Tigers have two home games remaining in a five-game home stretch. Memphis hosts Tennessee State Thursday at 7 p.m. and NCAA tournament team UT Martin Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Elma Roane Fieldhouse. The game against UT Martin is the first of four straight games against teams from the 2011 NCAA tournament field for the Tigers (Dec. 4 vs. UT Martin, Dec. 10 at UALR, Dec. 17 vs. Louisiana Tech and Dec. 18 either at St. John's or vs. Prairie View A&M).



2011-12 Naismith Trophy Early-Season Watch List
LaSondra Barrett LSU Sr. F
Alex Bentley Penn State Jr. G
Cierra Bravard Florida St. Sr. F
Brittany Carter Memphis Sr. G
Sydney Carter Texas A&M Sr. G
Carolyn Davis Kansas Jr. F
Elena Delle Donne Delaware Jr. F/G
Skylar Diggins Notre Dame Jr. G
Stephanie Dolson UConn So. C
Aaryn Ellenberg Oklahoma So. G
Shante Evans Hofstra Jr. F
Casey Garrison Missouri St. Sr. G
Jacki Gemelos USC GS G
Briana Gilbreath USC Sr. G
Chelsea Gray Duke So. G
Brittney Griner Baylor Jr. P
Keisha Hampton DePaul Sr. G
Whitney Hand Oklahoma Jr. G
Bria Hartley UConn So. G
Tiffany Hayes UConn Sr. G
Courtney Hurt VCU Sr. F
Jasmine James Georgia So. G
Shenise Johnson Miami Sr. F
Lykendra Johnson Michigan St. Sr. F
Glory Johnson Tennessee GS F
Lynetta Kizer Maryland Sr. C
Maggie Lucas Penn State So. G
Kevi Luper Oral Roberts Jr. G
A'dia Mathies Kentucky Jr. G
Natalie Novosel Notre Dame Sr. G
Chiney Ogwumike Stanford So. F
Nnemkadi Ogwumike Stanford Sr. F
Shey Peddy Temple Sr. G
Devereaux Peters Notre Dame Sr. F
Samantha Prahalis Ohio State Sr. G
Jaime Printy Iowa Jr. G
Justine Raterman Dayton Sr. F
Monique Reid Louisville Sr. F
Sugar Rodgers Georgetown Jr. G
Khadijah Rushdan Rutgers Sr. G
Shoni Schimmel Louisville So. G
Naama Shafir Toledo Sr. G
Meighan Simmons Tennessee So. G
Odyssey Sims Baylor So. G
Kayla Standish Gonzaga Sr. F
Da'Shena Stevens St. John's Sr. F
Shekinna Stricklen Tennessee Sr. G
April Sykes Rutgers Sr. G
Alyssa Thomas Maryland So. F
Tyra White Texas A&M Sr. G
Riquna Williams Miami Sr. G
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