Top 10 Women’s College Basketball Player Rankings 2023-2024
Previewing the Top 10 Women’s College Basketball Player Rankings for the 2023-2024 NCAA Basketball Season as Caitlin Clark leads the way
By admin | October 17, 2023
Top Women’s College Basketball Players Preview 2023-2024
The 2023-2024 NCAA Women’s basketball season is just around the corner as the chase for a National Championship tips off. One of those teams looking to make another title run is the LSU Tigers who are coming off the 2022-2023 NCAA Women’s Championship. As teams look to chase the Tigers who are led by Naismith College Player of the Year candidate Angel Reese, one other star player looking to make a run at the national title is the reigning Naismith Player of the Year is Caitlin Clark. Currently Clark and Reese headline the Top 10 Women’s College Basketball Player Rankings 2023-2024 Preview.
Clark, who led her Iowa Hawkeyes to the second best record within the Big Ten Conference last year as well as the Big Ten Tournament Championship, has her eyes set on a run at the National Championship.
Meanwhile Clark took home a long list of honors as a player. This includes being selected as an All-American, winning the Naismith College Player of the Year award, and John R. Wooden award. Reese on the other hand was the runner up for the player of the year award. She is a major contributor to the Tigers success in route to the National Championship. Joining Reese and Clark on the top five include Paige Bueckers, Aneesah Morrow, and Ta’Niya Latson.
Here is a look at the Top 10 Women’s College Basketball Player Rankings 2023-2024 Preview:
Team: Colorado State Rams
Just missing the Top 10 Women’s College Basketball Player Rankings 2023-2024 Preview is the Colorado State Rams guard McKenna Hofschild. Hofschild who enters the 2023-2024 women’s basketball season as a preseason Mountain West preseason player of the year candidate.
The Rams guard enters the season coming off her most impressive season of college basketball during her senior season. Hofschild capped off last season setting career highs in scoring (20.6 ppg) and assists (7.2 apg) while also adding 3.5 rebounds per game.
The Rams guard’s ability to find her open teammates as well as her own shooting abilities ranks her among the best college basketball players entering the season.
Team: Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Another talented guard who has the potential to take her game to the next level during the upcoming season is the Notre Dame Fighting Irish junior Olivia Miles.
Miles is as talented as any guard in the country. She is a true point guard who has a look first shoot second mentality. Nonetheless the Fightin Irish guard is coming off a season averaging 14.3 points per game. This is while finishing ranked sixth in the country while averaging 6.9 assists per game.
To add to her overall game, Miles is excellent on the defensive end of the floor averaging 2.1 steals per game while also being a tremendous rebounder (7.3 rpg).
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10. Antwainette Walker
Team: Eastern Kentucky Colonels
Coming in at number 10 on the Top 10 Women’s College Basketball Player Rankings 2023-2024 Preview list is the Eastern Kentucky Colonels guard Antwainette Walker. Walker, who might not get the recognition of some of the other top players in the country, enters the season coming off a strong 2022-2023 basketball season.
After transferring to Eastern Kentucky last season from the Marquette Golden Eagles, Walker shined while averaging 21 points per game to go along with 9.4 rebounds. Her strong performance should roll over to the upcoming season. She is entering the upcoming season as the Atlantic Sun preseason player of the year.
9. Lauren Gustin
Team: BYU Cougars
Looking for another player that can do a little bit of everything look no farther than Lauren Gustin of the BYU Cougars.
The senior forward is as dominant of a player on the glass as any in the country while finishing last season ranked as the overall leader while averaging 16.7 rebounds per game.
In addition to attacking the rim, Gustin posted a career high 16.1 points per game while also shooting 49.6 percent from the field. As she enters the upcoming season, Gustin will look to improve on her 26 double doubles.
8. Yaya Felder
Team: Baylor Bears
The Baylor Bears junior guard enters the upcoming 2023-2024 NCAA Women’s basketball season ranked among the best players in the Big 12 conference as well as a potential candidate for the Naismith Player of the Year award.
After spending her first two years with the Ohio Bobcats, Felder elected to enter the transfer portal while landing with the Bears. After a solid freshman season in 2021-2022, Felder took a huge step forward while taking over at the guard position for the Bobcats.
Felder averaged 22 points per game to go along with 5.1 rebounds and four assists. Meanwhile the incoming Bears guard was as strong as any guard on the defensive side of the floor while averaging over two steals (2.2) per game.
7. Beyonce Bea
Team: Washington State Cougars
Another 2023-2024 women’s college basketball star making a change to her scenery is Beyonce Bea who also elected to enter the transfer portal and transfer to the Washington State Cougars.
Bea is an interesting guard who can play all over the hardwood while playing both strong defensive and offensive basketball night in and night out. She spent her first four seasons with the Idaho Vandals, transferred to the Cougars to play during her graduate season.
Bea is coming off a season shooting 49.1 percent from the field, 26.7 percent from behind the three point line and 85 percent from the free throw line. Bea showcased her strong shooting abilities while averaging a career high 22.8 points per game. A quick first step and instincts to attack the glass gives her a strong advantage over her opponents.
6. Mackenzie Holmes
Team: Indiana Hoosiers
Entering the 2023-2024 NCAA Women’s basketball season the expectations are set high for the Indiana Hoosiers who are expected to compete for the Big Ten championship.
One of those weapons helping to build the hype for the Hoosiers is senior forward Mackenzie Holmes. Holmes is coming off her strongest season since arriving with the Hoosiers while setting a career high with 22.3 points per game.
As her scoring game makes her dangerous, Holmes can do it all on the hardwood including on both ends of the floor. The Hoosiers forward nearly averaged two blocked (1.9) shots per game while also adding 7.3 rebounds, 1.2 assists, and 1.1 steals per game last season.
5. Ta’Niya Latson
Team: Florida State Seminoles
Rounding out the Top 5 on the Top 10 Women’s College Basketball Player Rankings 2023-2024 Preview list is the Florida State Seminoles sophomore guard Ta’Niya Latson.
Latson is coming off one of the most impressive performances of any of the incoming freshmen last season while showcasing her overall ability to play among the best women’s basketball players in the country.
The Seminoles guard finished last season ranked 11th in the country while averaging 21.3 points per game.
After taking home multiple honors last season including being named WBCA Freshman of the Year honors as well as an honorable All-American mention, Latson will look to lead the Seminoles to a postseason run during the upcoming season.
4. Aneesah Morrow
Team: LSU Tigers
The saying the rich get richer applies to the LSU Tigers as the team landed multiple top tier stars for the upcoming 2023-24 NCAA Women’s basketball season.
One of those stars is the former DePaul Blue Demons guard Aneesah Morrow who ranked among the best scorers in the country just a year ago. Morrow who has averaged at least 21 points and 12 rebounds in each her first two seasons will now benefit from playing alongside another top talented star Angel Reese.
With teams struggling to find ways to shut down Reese last season, Morrow should benefit from the potential double teams thrown her way this year.
In addition, Morrow is a tremendous defensive player averaging 2.6 steals and 1.3 blocked shots per game while also making it difficult for opposing guards to set their plays.
3. Paige Bueckers
Team: UConn Huskies
Only thing holding back Paige Bueckers from ranking among the best players in the country is injuries. As the 2023-2024 NCAA Women’s basketball season approaches, Bueckers has been cleared to play and expectations are now set as high as possible for a UConn Huskies team expected to compete for a National Championship.
As freshman Bueckers averaged 20 points per game to go along with 4.9 rebounds and 5.7 assists before being shut down due to an ACL injury that also kept her out of all but 17 games during the 2021-2022 season while also forcing her to miss all of the 2022-2023 season.
The UConn Huskies freshman is an all-around talent who can shoot from behind the three point line, has tremendous vision, and can also attack the glass.
2. Angel Reese
Team: LSU Tigers
When it comes to the top two best women’s college basketball players right now it simply comes down to Angel Reese of the LSU Tigers and Caitlin Clark of the Iowa Hawkeyes.
Unfortunately, only one player can land at number one with Reese sliding in at number two. Nonetheless expect another huge season for Reese and the Tigers who were also able to land Aneesah Morrow as well as Hailey Van Lith through the transfer pool.
The addition of those two talented players should allow Reese more opportunities down low to put up even better numbers this season. Reese is coming off a season in which she averaged the fifth most points in college basketball (23 ppg), and second most rebounds (15.4 rpg). Look for Reese to compete for Clark for the Women’s Player of the Year award this season.
1. Caitlin Clark
Team: Iowa Hawkeyes
In the end Caitlin Clark continues to make headlines and put up big time performances. Her latest performance was in the Iowa Hawkeyes outdoor exhibition contest over the weekend scoring a triple double while scoring 34 points to go along with 11 rebounds and 10 assists in front of a record breaking 55,646 fans.
Clark can do it all while finishing second in the country while averaging 27.8 points per game. In addition, Clark has great court vision and abilities to run the Hawkeyes offense while also leading the nation in assists while averaging 8.6 points per game.
In the Hawkeyes’ run to the National Championship against the Tigers, Clark posted four straight games with at least 31 points including back to back 41 point contests.
How would you rank these women’s college basketball players for the 2023-2024 season? Rank below to be added in the NCAA Power Rankings.
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