A bit over one month into the 2022-23 girls’s faculty basketball season, let’s check out the person statistical leaders within the SEC. Whereas disparate schedule strengths make it tough to reliably evaluate team-level stats, the person outputs tallied in non-conference motion ought to function an honest predictor for the participant manufacturing we are able to count on to see when convention play will get rolling across the flip of the brand new yr.
Though the undefeated LSU Tigers (10-0) have but to tackle an opponent with a comparable degree of expertise, Angel Reese’s scoring numbers nonetheless impress. The sophomore ahead has been sensational since arriving in Baton Rouge, averaging 24 factors in 30.8 minutes per recreation. She additionally leads the nation in each win shares (6.6) and PER (55.1). Whilst competitors stiffens within the SEC, Reese must be anticipated to steer the convention in scoring and will steal SEC Participant Yr honors from preseason favourite, South Carolina senior famous person Aliyah Boston.
Trailing Reese within the scoring column (amongst presently lively gamers) is graduate guard Brittany Davis of the Alabama Crimson Tide (7-2) at 17.2 factors per recreation and junior guard Aicha Coulibaly of the Auburn Tigers (7-2) at 16.8 factors per recreation.
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Based mostly on her level manufacturing, it’s unsurprising that Reese additionally is without doubt one of the best scorers within the SEC, as she is capturing 64.6 % from the sphere. Nevertheless, her mark is presently topped by Erynn Barnum of the additionally undefeated Arkansas Razorbacks (12-0). The redshirt senior ahead seemingly can’t miss, changing nearly 70 % of her makes an attempt.
Two Bulldogs, redshirt senior massive Jessika Carter of Mississippi State (8-2) and fifth-year ahead Brittney Smith of Georgia (9-2), are also capturing higher than 50 % from the sphere, at 54.9 % and 50.9 %, respectively.
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Amongst gamers who’ve tried at the least 50 threes, Florida Gator (10-1) senior guard KK Deans sports activities the perfect mark, with the present SEC Participant of the Week capturing 46.4 % from behind the arc. (Nevertheless, the most important shot she hit within the Gators’ extra time victory over the Miami Hurricanes was from contained in the arc.)
Senior ahead Hayley Frank of the Missouri Tigers (11-1) is the one different excessive quantity 3-point shooter above the 40 %, at 41.2 %.
Deans additionally has been cash from the free throw line, nailing 85.7 % of her makes an attempt. Arkansas’ Chrissy Carr barely betters Deans, draining 86.7 % from the road.
Different gamers hitting at the least 80 % of their free throws are: Ciaja Harbison (82.8) of the Vanderbilt Commodores (7-5), Jada Walker (82.4) of the Kentucky Wildcats (7-2), Final-Tear Poa (80.8) of LSU and Nina Rickards (80.0) of Florida.
Considerably concerningly for his or her squads, the gamers who draw probably the most fouls wrestle from the stripe. Main the convention with 82 free throw makes an attempt every, Arkansas’ Samara Spencer is a frigid 47.8 % on her freebies, whereas Angel Reese shoots a considerably hotter 61 %.
Within the season’s early going, Kentucky junior guard Maddie Scherr has emerged because the SEC’s most prolific passer, with a conference-best 56 whole assists and 6.2 assists per recreation.
Mississippi State graduate guard Anastasia Hayes is tossing 5.3 assists per recreation. Together with Scherr and Hayes, Samara Spencer additionally has handed out at the least 50 dimes up to now this season.
Angel Reese is also proudly owning the boards, topping the SEC in whole rebounds (143) and rebounds per recreation (14.3). On a per-game foundation, Aliyah Boston and Ole Miss junior ahead Madison Scott share second place, with each gobbling up 9.3 boards per recreation. For the season, Scott additionally has greater than 100 whole rebounds.
That we’ve simply now talked about a South Carolina Gamecock — the No. 1 staff within the nation — among the many convention’s present statistical leaders is a testomony to the stability and depth of head coach Daybreak Staley’s squad. Due to all the person expertise that has gathered in Columbia, South Carolina is just not depending on the manufacturing of a singular participant (though Boston’s presence is undoubtedly vital to the Gamecocks’ final ambition).
A pair of massive guards have been getting it completed on the glass too. 6-foot-1 Missouri junior guard Sara-Rose Smith has snagged 100 boards, whereas 6-foot-2 Arkansas redshirt freshman guard Saylor Poffenbarger has collected 95.
Even earlier than blood clots sidelined Tennessee Girl Vol (6-5) senior heart Tamari Key for the season, the convention’s swat crown had been transferred to Tuscaloosa and Alabama graduate heart Jada Rice, who has blocked 3.1 pictures per recreation and 28 whole. Jessika Carter has rejected 26 whole pictures, averaging out to 2.6 per recreation.
Notably, the defensively-dominant Gamecocks have 5 gamers registering at the least a block per recreation: Boston (1.6), senior wing Brea Beal (1.6), junior heart Kamilla Cardoso (1.5), senior ahead Laeticia Amihere (1.3) and freshman ahead Ashlyn Watkins (1.2).
Kentucky’s Jada Walker is the SEC’s prime thief, with three steals per recreation and 27 whole steals. Per recreation, Angel Reese (2.4), Mississippi State’s JerKailia Jordan (2.4) and Aicha Coulibaly (2.3) spherical out the highest three. Reese and Jefferson are tied for second in whole steals, with each accumulating 24.
Stats compiled by way of Dec. 14 and courtesy of secsports.com and herhoopstats.com.
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