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Top 10 Women’s College Basketball Players 2023 Final Four Rankings

Ranking the best women’s college basketball players after the 2022-2023 NCAA National Championship game as Angel Reese led the LSU Tigers to the title

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By admin | October 27, 2022

The 2022-23 NCAA Women’s Basketball season has come to an end with an exciting National Championship Game featuring two of the best players in the country.

In addition to featuring two of the best players in the country, the National Championship delivered a record number of viewers showcasing the state of women’s college basketball and how talented these teams are across the country.

The National Championship game featured Angel Reese of the LSU Tigers and Caitlyn Clark of the Iowa Hawkeyes, each found way among the Top 10 NCAAW Women’s Basketball Players 2023 rankings list.

As both Reese and Clark will be back for a repeat of their success for the 2023-24 NCAA Women’s Basketball schedule, the excitement will continue to build for what is to come.

That said, as you start to look back at what the 2022-23 NCAA Women’s Basketball schedule delivered, it was loaded with star talent taking their game to the next level while seeing many great women’s basketball take to the center stage joining both Reese and Clark.

Other top women’s basketball players joining those two on the list include Maddy Siegrist of the Villanova Wildcats, Keishana Washington of the Drexel Dragons, Aneesah Morrow of the DePaul Blue Demons, and Diamond Miller of the Maryland Terps.

Honorable Mention

Aliyah Boston

School: South Carolina Gamecocks

Previous Ranking: #7

Landing just outside of the Top 10 NCAAW Women’s Basketball Players 2023 rankings list is the South Carolina Gamecocks senior Aliyah Boston.

Boston, who is expected to be the first player taken during the 2023 WNBA Draft put together a stellar four-year career with the Gamecocks including a National Championship and back-to-back regular seasons without a loss.

Boston finished her senior season averaging 13 points per game to go along with 9.8 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game while being a true captain on and off the floor for the Gamecocks.

Taiyanna Jackson

School: Kansas Jayhawks

Previous Ranking: Unranked

Another top women’s basketball player expected to hear her name called during the WNBA Draft is the Kansas Jayhawks senior Taiyanna Jackson.

Jackson was a key part of the Jayhawks success all season while helping to lead the team to the NIT Championship. On the year the 6-foot 6-inch center posted 23 double doubles while posting at least 20 rebounds in four different games.

Overall, Jackson finished the season ranked third in the Nation while averaging 12.7 rebounds per game. In addition, the Jayhawks center finished averaging 15.2 points per game to go along with 3.1 blocked shots, 1.6 steals, and 1.2 assists per game.

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10. Ta’Niya Latson

School: Florida State Seminoles 

Previous Ranking: Unranked 

Coming in at number 10 on the Top 10 NCAAW Women’s Basketball Players 2023 rankings list is the talented Florida State Seminoles freshman Ta’Niya Latson.

Latson who is from Miami, Florida put together a strong first season for the Seminoles while ranking among the best in the game in scoring.

Latson finished the season averaging 21.3 points per game while ranking 11th among all players in Women’s College Basketball. In addition to the scoring, Latson finished the year averaging 4.5 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game as a freshman. 

9. Elizabeth Kitley

School: Virginia Tech Hokies

Previous Ranking: Honorable Mention #1

The Virginia Tech Hokies put together an amazing run during the 2022-23 NCAA Women’s Basketball season as well as during the 2023 NCAA Women’s National Championship Tournament.

Leading that charge was senior center Elizabeth Kitley who was dominant on both ends of the floor while averaging 10.7 rebounds and 2.4 blocked shots to go along with 1.5 assists and 18.2 points per game.

The Hokies senior posted four double doubles during the team’s run to the NCAA Final Four including an 18-point, 12 rebounds performance in the team’s heartbreaking loss to the LSU Tigers.

8. Ashley Joens

School: Iowa State Cyclones

Previous Ranking: #9

Two of the best players in the country both playing in the same state on different top tier Iowa Women’s basketball programs. Those players are Caitlyn Clark of the Iowa Hawkeyes and Ashley Joens of the Iowa State Cyclones.

While Clark receives most of the attention, it is hard to look past the Cyclones senior guard who is expected to be a top pick during the 2023 WNBA Draft.

Joens finished her career with four straight seasons averaging at least 20 points per game including averaging 21.6 points per game this season. In addition, Clark added 9.7 rebounds and two assists per game as one of the top guards in the nation.

7. Mackenzie Holmes

School: Indiana Hoosiers

Previous Ranking: #8

The Indiana Hoosiers dominated the regular season posting an impressive 28-4 overall record while taking home the top spot within the Big Ten Conference. At the center of that success was the Hoosiers senior forward Mackenzie Holmes.

Holmes, who posted 20 games scoring at least 20 points and three games with at least 30 points, finished out a strong four-year career with the Hoosiers.

The Hoosiers senior set career highs in scoring (22.3 ppg), assists (1.2), and steals (1.1) while adding 7.3 rebounds and 1.9 blocked shots per game.

6. Keishana Washington

School: Drexel Dragons

Previous Ranking: Unranked

One of the top scorers in the country and a player who has the talent to take over any game is Keishana Washington of the Drexel Dragons.

Washington finished third in the country while averaging 27.7 points per game and was nearly unstoppable on the offensive end of the floor while shooting 31.8 percent from behind the three-point line and 43.3 percent from the field.

The Dragons senior guard added 3.4 rebounds and 3.7 assists in her final season with the Dragons while adding to her WNBA Draft resume.

5. Aneesah Morrow

School: DePaul Blue Demons

Previous Ranking: #6

Rounding out the Top 5 on the Top 10 NCAAW Women’s Basketball Players 2023 rankings list is the DePaul Pirates sophomore forward Aneesah Morrow.

After finishing her freshman season averaging 21.9 points per game, Morrow improved her all around performance during her second season while averaging 25.7 points per game.

The Blue Demons forward finished the season ranked fourth among all scorers while also finishing seventh in rebounding while averaging 12.2 rebounds per game. 

4. Diamond Miller

School: Maryland Terps

Previous Ranking: #4

The Maryland Terps ranked among the best team’s in women’s basketball for most of the season while showcasing their abilities to play with the best teams in the country.

Despite losing Angel Reese to the transfer portal, the Terps found success with a wide range of players including Diamond Miller who led the charge.

Miller wrapped up her four-year career by posting a career high 19.7 points per game to go along with 6.4 rebounds and 2.9 assists. Her play on the floor guided the Terps to the Elite 8 before being eliminated by the South Carolina Gamecocks.

3. Maddy Siegrist

School: Villanova Wildcats

Previous Ranking: #2

As you start to look at the top three players on the Top 10 NCAAW Women’s Basketball Players 2023 rankings list each are well deserving of consideration for the top spot.

In the end Maddy Siegrist lands at number three after wrapping up her career with the Villanova Wildcats while putting together a strong WNBA resume.

Siegrist finished her senior season leading the nation in scoring while averaging 29.2 points per game. The Wildcats star posted 18 double doubles to go along with 13 games with at least 30 points including a season high 50-point game back on February 11th against the Seaton Hall Pirates.

2. Angel Reese

School: LSU Tigers

Previous Ranking: #3

The key contributor to the LSU Tigers success this season was the addition of Angel Reese who elected to transfer from the Maryland Terps after last season.

Reese did not disappoint while ultimately dominating down the stretch to help land the Tigers the National Championship.

The Baltimore, Maryland native finished the season ranked fifth in scoring while averaging 23 points per game and second in rebounds while averaging 15.4 rebounds per game. The Tigers star posted six straight double doubles in the Women’s National Basketball Tournament.

1. Caitlin Clark

School: Iowa Hawkeyes

Previous Ranking: #1

In at number one on the Top 10 NCAAW Women’s Basketball Players 2023 rankings list is the Iowa Hawkeyes junior guard Caitlin Clark. Clark was as good as advertised while taking home the John Wooden Award for the Nation’s top women’s basketball player.

The Hawkeyes star guided the team to the National Championship game while dominating on the offensive end of the floor. Clark wrapped upper junior season averaging 27.8 points per game to go along with 7.1 rebounds, and 8.6 assists per game.

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