Top 10 Women’s College Basketball Shooting Guards 2022 Rankings
Ranking the best Female NCAA Shooting Guards of 2022 with names such as Jordan Horston, Sonya Morris, Christyn Williams and more
The 2021-22 NCAA Women’s Basketball season has arrived at March Madness as conference tournaments are in full swing. As the best women’s NCAA basketball teams punch their tickets to the 2022 NCAA Women’s Basketball tournament, some of the games top shooting guards continue to impress night in and night out on the hardwood. As these top shooting guards fight to take home the Ann Meyers Drysdale Award, the debate over which of these ladies are deserving of the top honor.
One name to watch all season was the Tennessee Lady Volunteers junior guard Jordan Horston who led the team in nearly every offensive category during the regular season. In addition to Horston, the group of the top shooting guards includes the likes of Kierstan Bell, Sonya Morris, Taylor Robertson, Taylor Mikesell and Christyn Williams all landed as the five best shooting guards in the country.
With that said, here is our list of the Top 10 Women’s College Basketball Shooting Guards in 2022.
School: Maryland Terrapins
When it comes to talented shooting guards Diamond Miller is as talented as any while being a key part of the Maryland Terps talented roster. Miller, who struggled at times during the season while also missing time, still managed to finish the season averaging 12.1 points per game to go along with 3.9 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.2 steals per contest. This performance comes after a 2020-21 in which Miller produced 17.3 points and 5.8 rebounds per game.
School: South Carolina Gamecocks
Zia Cooke lands just outside of the Top 10 Women’s College Basketball Shooting Guards in 2022 rankings list despite the strong season she put together on the floor. When you look at the South Carolina Gamecocks roster, the team is loaded with weapons as they finished the season atop the AP Women’s Top 25 rankings.
Cooke is one of those weapons who finished the season averaging 11.2 points a game to go along with 2.1 rebounds and 1.9 assists. In the team’s disappointing loss in the SEC Championship game, Cooke finished with 15 points to go along with five rebounds.
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10. Kianna Smith
School: Louisville Cardinals
Coming in at number 10 on the Top 10 Women’s College Basketball Shooting Guards in 2022 rankings is the senior shooting guard Kianna Smith from the Louisville Cardinals. Smith averaged 11.8 points per game as a senior while topping her previous best of 11.4 as a junior.
Smith showcased her shooting abilities shooting 43.2 percent from the field while shooting 38 percent from behind the three-point line. With Smith and the talented Cardinals roster the team finished second in the ACC with a 16-2 record to go along with a 25-4 overall record.
9. Leigha Brown
School: Michigan Wolverines
The Michigan Wolverines had an impressive run during the regular season finishing just a half game behind the Ohio State Buckeyes and Iowa Hawkeyes within the Big Ten Conference.
One of the team’s top weapons was senior shooting guard Leigha Brown who finished the season averaging 14.6 points per game to go along with 3.3 rebounds and 3.4 assists per contests. Brown, who only appeared in 20 games this season showcased her abilities at times including finishing with at least 15 points in 10 different games this season.
8. Christyn Williams
School: UConn Huskies
One of the most talented teams in the country the UConn Huskies were loaded with stars including senior guard Christyn Williams who was asked to step up big after losing point guard Paige Bueckers with a knee injury.
Williams finished her regular season career with her fourth straight season averaging double figures after finishing the regular season averaging 14.6 points per game to go along with 3.3 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.6 steals per game. Williams posted 22 points to go along with five rebounds in the team’s back-to-back wins to win the Big East tournament.
7. Charisma Osborne
School: UCLA Bruins
When looking for a pure shooting threat and a weapon that can get to the basket, the UCLA Bruins junior guard is one of those options. Coming off an impressive 2020-21 campaign, Charisma Osborne was able to turn in another solid season finishing the year ranked 100th in the country in scoring averaging 16.4 points per game.
In addition, Osborne averaged 4.7 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.4 steals. Over the course of the season, Osborne posted seven different games with at least 20 points.
6. Charlisse Leger-Walker
School: Washington State Cougars
Charlisse Leger-Walker is a name that can’t be forgotten as one of the top shooting guards among the group of the Top 10 Women’s College Basketball Shooting Guards in 2022 rankings after helping to lead the Washington State Cougars to a solid 11-6 record within the Pac-12 and an overall record of 19-10 during the regular season.
Leger-Walker, who is finishing up her sophomore season, finished the regular season averaging 16 points per game to go along with 5.2 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game. In addition, the Cougar’s shooting guard was both a great on ball and off ball defender while forcing opponents into making mistakes.
5. Taylor Robertson
School: Oklahoma Sooners
Coming in at number five as one of the top five shooting guards in all of Women’s College Basketball is the Oklahoma Sooners senior standout Taylor Robertson. Robertson, who averaged at least 14 points a game throughout her four-year college career never averaged less than 34 minutes per game while playing in 30 games in three of her four years at Oklahoma.
This season, Robertson finished the season shooting 48.9 percent from the field and 45.1 percent from behind the three-point line while averaging 16.9 points a game to go along with 4.6 rebounds and 3.2 assists per contest. Her strong performance has helped lead the Sooners to a 23-3 record and the 21st ranking on the Women’s AP Top 25 Basketball rankings.
4. Sonya Morris
School: DePaul Demons
One of the top scorers among all the shooting guards playing in all of Women’s NCAA I Basketball, Sonya Morris continues to dominate as her collegiate career comes to an end. Morris, who is a senior with the DePaul Demons averaged 17.9 points a game this season to go along with 3.9 rebounds and 3.2 assists.
Over the course of the season, the Demons star was nearly unstoppable posting 11 games with at least 20 points including two performances with at least 35 points.
3. Taylor Mikesell
School: Ohio State Buckeyes
When it comes to the top three players on this list, the three ladies leading the charge could all get mixed up and rearranged as all three put together stellar seasons. In the end only one can be slotted in at each slot with Taylor Mikesell landing at number three.
The senior guard helped lead the Ohio State Buckeyes to the Big Ten Regular Season Championship while averaging 18.8 points per game on 48.3 percent shooting from the field. The 18.8 points per game and 48.3 percent shooting both were career highs as she also posted a career high 46.7 percent three-point shooting mark.
2. Kierstan Bell
School: Florida Gulf Coast Eagles
Kierstan Bell from the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles was one player opposing teams feared this season as she was nearly unguardable by opposing forwards as well as guards and centers. Bell, who is a junior, posted her second straight season averaging at least 23 points a game as she finished averaging 23.3 per contests as well as 7.3 rebounds and 2.6 assists.
In addition to her scoring abilities, Bell was a terrific defender who not only slowed the ball movement down but also forced opponents into bad shots. Bell averaged 1.9 steals per game along with 1.8 blocked shots per game during the 2021-22 season.
1. Jordan Horston
School: Tennessee Lady Volunteers
Landing at the top spot on the Top 10 Women’s College Basketball Shooting Guards in 2022 is the Tennessee Lady Volunteers star junior Jordan Horston. Horston's play on the court helped guide the Volunteers to a 23-8 record overall and the 19th spot on the AP Top 25 rankings. In addition, the Volunteers finished the season with an 11-5 record within the SEC.
Horston ranked near the top in every offensive and defensive category among all shooting guards while finishing averaging 16.2 points per game to go along with 9.4 rebounds and four assists per game. With Horston out with an injury, the Lady Volunteers lost three of their last five games including an 83-74 loss against Kentucky within the SEC Tournament.
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