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Updating the Top 10 Women’s College Basketball Player Rankings for the 2023-2024 NCAA Season as Caitlin Clark leads the way

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By admin | April 15, 2024

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The talent level within the game of women’s basketball continues to excel and improve from one season to the next. This is the case within Women’s College Basketball as the talent level of players across the country is at an all time best with talented players taking to the hardwood each night. As you start to look around at the list of the Top 10 Women’s College Basketball Player Rankings 2023-2024, the list is loaded with star power and potential top WNBA Draft Picks. One of those players is the Iowa Hawkeyes senior and John Wooden Women’s Basketball Player of the Year Award winner Caitlin Clark.

Clark, who is considered one of the greatest women’s collegiate players of all-time, led her Hawkeyes to back-to-back National Championship games during March Madness despite not landing the level of talent of other top tier programs. The senior guard is as gifted of a basketball player anyone has seen in the women’s game while being a player that can not only shoot from nearly any spot on the floor but one who is also not afraid to look for her open teammate. Joining Clark among the best female college basketball players in the game include Angel Reese of the LSU Tigers, Juju Watkins of the USC Trojans, Lucy Olsen of the Villanova Wildcats, and Elizabeth Kitley of the Virginia Tech Hokies.

Here is a look at the Top 10 Women’s NCAA College Basketball Player Rankings 2023-2024:

Honorable Mention

Cameron Brink

School: Stanford Cardinal

Position: Forward

Just missing the Top 10 Women’s College Basketball Players 2024 Rankings list is the Stanford Cardinal senior Cameron Brink.

Brink posted a strong four-year career with the Cardinal program including posting at least 13 points per game over each of the last three seasons including a career high 17.8 points per game this season.

In addition to averaging 17.8 points per game this season Brink finished third in the nation in rebounding adding 12 rebounds per game.

While her offensive game continued to improve this season, Brink’s ability to play big on the defensive end of the floor made her difficult to score against. Brink finished the season averaging 3.5 blocked shots per game for the second straight season.

Lauren Gustin

School: BYU Cougars

Position: Forward

Just missing the Top 10 Women’s College Basketball Player Rankings 2023-2024 list is the BYU Cougars forward Lauren Gustin. Gustin finished the 2023-2024 leading the country in rebounding while posting 15.3 rebounds per game.

The Cougars senior forward finished her career ranked among the best rebounders in Women’s College Basketball while posting four straight seasons averaging at least 11 rebounds per game.

In addition to the 16.7 points per game, Gustin finished off her career averaging 16.7 points per game to go along with 1.8 assists while shooting 50.3 percent from the field.

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10. McKenna Hofschild

School: Colorado State Rams

Position: Guard

Just making the cut on the Top 10 Women’s College Basketball Player Rankings 2023-2024 list is the Colorado State Rams guard McKenna Hofschild.

Hofschild continues to develop into an all-around solid guard ranked among the Top 10 in scoring and assists over 31 games played this season. The fifth-year star capped off her collegiate career posting her second straight season averaging at least 20 points and seven assists per game.

Overall, the Rams guard finished the season averaging a career high 22.1 points per game to go along with 7.3 assists and a career high nine double doubles.

9. Chellia Watson

Team: Buffalo Bulls

Position: Guard

If you’re looking for one of the most dynamic scorers in the country look no farther than the Buffalo Bulls senior guard Chellia Watson. Watson used the season to highlight her talent on the floor including ranking among the top scorers in the country.

Overall, the senior guard for the Bulls posted a career high 23 points per game while trailing only Caitlin Clark, JuJu Watson, and Lucy Olsen.

To go along with her scoring total, Watson finished the season shooting 42.5 percent from the field and 32.5 percent from behind the three-point line. In addition, Watson added 5.1 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 1.1 steals per game.

8. Hannah Hidalgo

Team: Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Position: Guard

Another one of the most talented Women’s College Basketball freshmen over the course of the 2023-2024 Women’s College Basketball schedule was the Notre Dame Fighting Irish guard Hannah Hidalgo.

Hidalgo played a crucial role in the basketball team’s success all season on both ends of the floor including being one of the top defenders in all of college basketball. Over 35 games played this season the Fighting Irish led the nation while averaging nearly five steals per game (4.6).

Going along with the stellar defense, Hidalgo averaged 22.6 points per game, 6.2 rebounds and 5.5 assists. On the season the five-foot six-inch freshman guard from Haddonfield New Jersey finished ranked sixth in the country in scoring and 24th in assists per game.

7. Kiki Iriafen

School: Stanford Cardinal

Position: Forward

A name that has gone under the radar for most of the season is the Stanford Cardinal junior forward Kiki Iriafen. Iriafen, who is from Los Angeles, California has slowly developed her all-around game since arriving with the Cardinal program before the 2021-2022 Women’s College Basketball season.

The six-foot three inch forward capped off her third season averaging 19.4 points per game to go along with 11 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game.

This comes after a sophomore season in which Iriafen averaged just 6.7 points and 3.8 rebounds per game. Over 36 games played this season Iriafen posted 17 double doubles topping her two previous seasons totals of just one.

6. Elizabeth Kitley

Team: Virginia Tech

Position: Center

Rounding out the Top 6 on the Top 10 Women’s College Basketball Player Rankings 2023-2024 list is the Virginia Tech Hokies center Elizabeth Kitley.

Kitley capped off a strong career with the Hokies averaging a double double in three different seasons including in her final season while posting career highs in scoring (22.8 ppg) and rebounds (11.4).

On the season the Hokies star finished as the only player in the country to average at least 20 points per game and 10 rebounds. On the defensive end of the floor Kitley was solid down low posting 2.1 blocked shots per game over 29 games played.

5. Lucy Olsen

Team: Villanova Wildcats

Position: Guard

A year after losing the top scorer Maddy Siegrist to the WNBA, the Villanova Wildcats found their star power as junior guard Lucy Olsen stepped up while improving her all around game.

After scoring just 12.4 points per game a season ago, Olsen nearly doubled her scoring average finishing the season averaging 23.3 points per game, the third most in Women’s College Basketball.

Among top tier scoring threats it is hard to look past a player as talented as Olsen who finished the season shooting 42.8 percent from the field while also adding 4.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.9 steals per game.

4. Paige Bueckers

Team: UConn Huskies

Position: Guard

The talented guard for the UConn Huskies who was slowed by injuries over the previous two seasons was fully healthy for the 2023-2024 season giving her the ability to display her talents on the hardwood.

Bueckers did not disappoint either, posting 21.9 points per game to go along with 5.2 rebounds, 2.2 steals, 1.4 blocked shots, and 3.8 assists per game.

The Huskies guard is a versatile two-way guard who can play on both ends of the floor while also having the ability to take over a game on the offensive end of the court. Bueckers finished the season also shooting 53 percent from the field and 41.6 percent from behind the three-point line.

3. Angel Reese

Team: LSU Tigers

Position: Forward/Center

Another dominant Women’s College Basketball player who will be making the jump to the WNBA this off-season is the LSU Tigers star Angel Reese. Reese, who guided the Tigers to the National Championship last season put together another strong season despite seeing some overall performance metrics drop.

On paper it looks to be the case, however, the addition of multiple top transfers reduced the number of opportunities for Reese who did not miss when she had the ball in her hand.

The Baltimore, Maryland native was as dynamic of a threat down low on the offensive end of the floor as the defensive end of the floor while also being one of the top rebounders in the country. Reese capped off the season averaging 18.6 points per game to go along with 13.4 rebounds.

2. JuJu Watkins

Team: USC Trojans

Position: Guard

As the torch will be passed to the next best player to take over the top spot during the 2024-2025 NCAA Women’s Basketball season, one player ready for the jump is the USC Trojans freshman star JuJu Watkins.

Watkins, who was the top overall incoming recruit this season, did not disappoint in her first season with the Trojans. Over 34 games played during her freshman season Watkins finished second in scoring averaging 27.1 points per game while trailing only Clark in scoring.

The success did not stop there as Watkins helped pace the Trojans to the Pac-12 Tournament Championship as well as a run to the Elite Eight before falling to an incredibly talented UConn Huskies team. To go along with the 27.1 points per game, Watkins added 7.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 2.3 steals, and 1.6 blocked shots per game.

1. Caitlin Clark

Team: Iowa Hawkeyes

Position: Guard

In at number one on the Top 10 Women’s College Basketball Player Rankings 2023-2024 list is the Iowa Hawkeyes senior guard Caitlin Clark who is expected to be the first overall pick during the 2024 WNBA Draft.

Clark capped off a stellar collegiate career while becoming the All-Time Leader in NCAA Division I basketball history in route to her second straight Naismith College Player of the Year and John R. Wooden Awards.

The Hawkeyes star who will have her #22 jersey retired finished the season leading the country in scoring (31.6 ppg) and in assists (8.9 apg). Over the course of the 2023-2024, Clark posted 22 games with at least 30 points scored, four games with at least 40 points scored, 20 double doubles, and six triple doubles.

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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