WNBA Prospect Watch -- November 25

WNBA Prospect Watch -- November 25
Jillian Alleyne

WNBA Prospect Watch provides readers with a heads up on the nation’s top collegiate players. This installment focuses on the three seniors who we project as the first three picks in the 2016 WNBA Draft.

Breanna Stewart, 6-4, PF, UConn

By all accounts, Stewart would have been the No. 1 selection in the 2015 WNBA Draft so it comes as no surprise that she leads this list. She’s an efficient scorer who, in two games against Power 5 opponents this season, is averaging 24.5 points and 8.5 rebounds in 28 minutes per contest. Stewart is so highly regarded in USA Basketball circles that she received an invite to the Senior National Team Camp this summer in Las Vegas. Don’t be surprised if she winds up as a member of the 2016 Olympic Team.

Upcoming Key Matchup: December 5th vs. Notre Dame


Jillian Alleyne, 6-3, C, Oregon

Alleyne might not receive the national recognition of some of her peers but she is as productive on around the rim as they come. Picking up where she left off in 2014-15, Alleyne already has amassed 13.7 points per contest to go with 12 rebounds per in the Ducks first three games of the 2015-16 season. The Ducks are off to a 3-0 start and Alleyne is playing just over 25 minutes per game. This comes after Alleyne posted averages of 18.4 points and 15.2 rebounds per contest in 34.7 minutes per game last season. Expect her 2015-16 numbers to pick up as her minutes increase during conference play.

Upcoming Notable Matchup: January 2nd vs. UCLA


Moriah Jefferson, 5-7, PG, UConn

Jefferson is smaller point guard who produces at an elite level. She’s off to a great start in 2015-16 averaging 17.5 points and 5.5 assists per contest. Jefferson is hovering right around a 2:1 assist-to-turnover ratio while contributing two steals per game as well. Like the aforementioned Stewart, Jefferson has helped guide the Huskies to three national titles in three seasons. On a UConn roster that doesn’t feature another true point guard, Jefferson’s play will be vital to obtaining a fourth.

Upcoming Key Matchup: December 5th vs. Notre Dame


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Brandon Clay serves as the WNBA Director of Scouting for ProspectsNation.com and owns The JumpOffPlus.com International Report, which is picked up by more than 150 colleges and universities nationwide. He serves as the Executive Camp Director for the Elite Basketball Academy Camps. He serves on the Naismith Trophy Men’s / Women’s College Player of the Year Academy and is chairman of the HS Boys / Girls Board of Selectors.

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