LEXINGTON, Ky. – Add another national player of the year watch list to Makayla Epps’ résumé as the University of Kentucky senior guard has been named to the John R. Wooden Award® Women’s Preseason Top 30, which annually honors the most outstanding women’s college basketball player.
Seven conferences are represented on the list with the Atlantic Coast Conference boasting 10 selections, followed by the Big Ten, Pac-12 and Southeastern Conference with five apiece. The American and Big 12 Conferences each have two selections and the Big East has one pick. Of the student-athletes selected for the preseason top 30 list, 27 out of 30 are upperclassmen, including 15 seniors. Similar to the 2016 preseason top 30 list, no freshman made the list.