Top 10 Women’s College Basketball Rankings - Preview 2022
Previewing the NCAA Women’s College Basketball Players 2022 Rankings as Aliyah Boston of the South Carolina Gamecocks leads the way
The landscape of women’s college basketball is loaded with a ton of talented players looking to take their respective teams to the next level during the upcoming 2022-23 NCAA Women’s Basketball schedule.
A group that includes two of the top all-around basketball players in all of women’s college basketball in the likes of Aliya Boston of the South Carolina Gamecocks and Caitlin Clark of the Iowa Hawkeyes.
Boston and Clark headline the list of the Top 10 Women’s College Basketball Players to Watch.
Those two stars will enter the upcoming 2022-23 Women’s College Basketball season with a ton of pressure on their shoulders.
Boston will look to lead her Gamecocks to back-to-back National Championships after last season's dominance, whereas Clark will look to get her Hawkeyes over the hump while making their own run through the NCAA Women’s Tournament.
Joining those two on the list of the Top 10 women’s college basketball players is a group that features Ashley Joens, Hailey Jones, Hailey Van Lith, and Olivia Miles. Here is a look at the Top 10 Women’s College Basketball Player Rankings Preview:
School: DePaul Pirates
Landing just outside of the Top 10 Women’s College Basketball Player Rankings Preview list is the DePaul Pirates sophomore forward Aneesah Morrow.
Morrow, who is coming off an impressive freshman season will look to build on her 21.9 points per game and 13.8 rebound performance from last season.
In addition to being dynamic on the glass, Morrow is a terrific all-around player who can play on both ends of the floor, while also having great vision of the court. The Pirates forward added 1.3 assists, 2.7 steals, and 1.8 blocked shots per game last season.
School: Tennessee Lady Volunteers
The sky is the ceiling for this Tennessee Lady Volunteers senior guard who many expect to be a top tier WNBA Draft pick next year.
Horston who was having a terrific season last year averaging 16.2 points per game to go along with 9.4 rebounds, and four assists per game missed the end of the season after dislocating her left elbow.
The blow cost the Lady Volunteers a dominant play maker during March Madness was keeping Horston out of a chance to lead her team to a National Championship.
Top 10 Women’s College Basketball Players
10. Angel Reese
School: LSU Tigers
Coming in at Top 10 Women’s College Basketball Player Rankings Preview list is the former Maryland Terps standout freshman Angel Reese.
Reese who was a five-star recruit of the Terps after posting a dominant career at St. Frances elected to enter the transfer portal after a strong freshman season.
The new LSU Tigers star is a special kind of player that can not only play the forward position but also one that can handle the ball.
Despite starting slow, Reese finished the season with stats averaging 17.8 points per game along with 10.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game.
9. Rori Harmon
School: Texas Longhorns
After a strong freshman season with the Texas Longhorns, Rori Harmon enters the upcoming regular season with huge expectations set for herself as well as for the team.
With Harmon expected to take another big step forward in her sophomore year, the Longhorns enter the upcoming 2022-23 NCAA schedule ranked 3rd overall within the AP Women’s Top 25 rankings.
The former Cypress Creak high school point guard entered the Longhorns program last year ranked as the 10th overall recruit and didn’t disappoint.
Harmon has the ability to make shot opportunities for herself while also opening up opportunities for her teammates.
8. Elizabeth Kitley
School: Virginia Tech Hokies
The group of seniors around women’s college basketball is quite impressive with a long list of talented stars rounded out the lineup.
One of those seniors is the Virginia Tech Hokies center Elizabeth Kitley who is looking to build her potential draft resume.
Kitley brings both size and athletic ability to a position that makes her a difficult matchup for nearly any player in the country.
The Hokies star can attack the rim, play from the perimeter, and attack the glass while also playing solid defense on the opposite end of the floor.
Her potential and skills landed her on the pre-season All-America team as well as potential finalists for the Lisa Leslie award, and Naismith Award.
7. Olivia Miles
School: Notre Dame Fighting Irish
It is hard to know exactly where to slot in Olivia Miles on the list of the top women college basketball players.
Miles, who is entering her sophomore season with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, is slated to take a huge step forward in her second season with the team.
Prior to joining the ACC club, Miles was the 8th overall prospect of the 2021 College Women’s recruiting class out of Blair Academy in New Jersey.
Miles possesses a ton of raw talent while being able to handle the ball, set up her teammates, and find ways to make her own scoring opportunities.
Her abilities showed up all over her performance last year as Miles finished the season averaging 13.7 points per game, 5.7 rebounds and 7.4 assists.
6. Hailey Van Lith
School: Louisville Cardinals
If you are looking for a fun and talented women’s college basketball player to watch, you need to look no further as Hailey Van Lith is that player.
The Louisville Cardinals junior guard is a playmaker who has a ton of potential to take over any game on any possession.
With Van Lith paving the way the Cardinals talented roster made a deep run to the Women’s Final Four before losing to potential National Champions the South Carolina Gamecocks.
As Van Lith finished the season averaging 14.4 points per game, her postseason resume was quite impressive, turning in at least 20 points in four of the five NCAA Women’s Championship games.
5. Haley Jones
School: Stanford Cardinals
Rounding out the Top 5 Top Women’s College Basketball players is the Stanford Cardinals senior guard and potential top WNBA Draft Pick Haley Jones.
Jones is another talented player who has a deep arsenal of play making abilities in her toolbox. The Cardinal’s guard is strong on the offensive side of the floor but also a solid player on the glass while also being the vocal leader of the team.
Last season, the Cardinals were one of the top tier programs among women’s college basketball teams and will look to repeat that success during the 2022-23 season.
Jones finished last season averaging 13.2 points per game to go along with 7.9 rebounds and 3.7 assists per contest.
4. Maddy Siegrist
School: Villanova Wildcats
How can you not like the style and play of Maddy Siegrist on the hardwood and among the best women’s college basketball players in the game?
The Villanova Wildcats senior will look to build on one of the best overall performances by any women among college basketball last season.
Siegrist who is from Poughkeepsie, New York is coming off averaging the 2nd most points in all of women’s college basketball with 25.3 points per game and also added 9.2 rebounds, and 1.9 assists per contests.
After losing in the second round of the National Championship last season, Siegrist will look to help the Wildcats make a deeper run during the Women’s Basketball Schedule 2022-23.
3. Ashley Joens
School: Iowa State Cyclones
When you start to look at the top three college basketball players among all of women’s college basketball the tandem of Ashley Joens, Caitlin Clark, and Aliyah Boston is as good as it gets.
In the end only one player can land at the number one and two spots, setting up Joens to land at number three.
That said Joens is still one of the best players in the country and one that will continue to build to her dominating basketball resume.
Jones enters the season as a potential candidate for the Cheryl Miller award while landing on the pre-season All-America list. The senior guard will look to build on 20.3 points and 9.5 rebounds per game performances from a year ago.
2. Caitlin Clark
School: Iowa Hawkeyes
It’s hard to imagine anyone’s resume getting better than what has been written among Caitlin Clark’s college basketball resume.
The Iowa Hawkeyes junior guard is coming off leading the country in both scoring (27 points per game), and assists (8 assists per game) while also adding eight rebounds per game.
This performance came after her freshman season where Clark posted 26.6 points per game, 5.9 rebounds, and seven assists across 30 games played.
Clark has taken a long list of awards home since arriving including the Dawn Staley award twice, the Nancy Lieberman award, and being a Unanimous First-Team All-American selection.
Clark will challenge Aliyah Boston for the honor of being named the best overall women’s college basketball player this season.
1. Aliyah Boston
School: South Carolina Gamecocks
In the end it is hard to look past Aliyah Boston as the number one overall player on the Top 10 Women’s College Basketball Player Rankings Preview list.
While Caitlin Clark gave Boston a run for her money, Boston is coming off an impressive season while leading her South Carolina Gamecocks to the National Championship.
Boston finished the season averaging 16.8 points per game to go along with 12 rebounds. Much like Clark and others on this list, Boston has taken home a ton of hardware while looking to build on it during the upcoming season.
The Gamecocks star has taken home the NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player award as well as the Naismith College Player of the Year award.
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