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Rhyne Howard Named to Ann Meyers Drysdale Award Watch List

(UK Athletics | Britney Howard)

(UK Athletics | Britney Howard)

Despite a few rough outings to start her sophomore campaign, reigning National Freshman of the Year Rhyne Howard has found her way onto another major award Watch List.

On Thursday afternoon, Howard was named to the Ann Meyers Drysdale Award Watch List, which looks to recognize the best women’s basketball player of the year. Howard was named to three high-profile Player of the Year Watch Lists in the preseason.

On the year, Howard is leading the team in scoring (19.3 points per game), rebounds (6.3), and steals (19 total). After a minor shooting slump to begin the year, Howard has exploded in the last four games, averaging 23.5 points on a 45 percent shooting clip from the field. She has helped guide the No. 15 ranked Wildcats to an 8-0 record with the No. 2 Louisville Cardinals coming to Lexington in a little over a week.

Howard has been Kentucky’s most productive player through eight games this season, already recording at least 24 points in half of those outings. She has attempted twice as many field goals as Sabrina Haines, who is second on the team in shots taken, and she also ranks third among SEC players in points per game. She is very good at basketball, folks.

Kentucky’s next game is this Sunday at 2 p.m. in Memorial Coliseum against Samford. The game will be broadcasted on the SEC Network+.

Article written by Zack Geoghegan

Covering all things NBA and UK Hoops. Follow me on Twitter: @ZGeogheganKSR