Ali Patberg Named to 2021 Jersey Mike’s Naismith Trophy Top 50 Watch List
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Senior guard Ali Patberg has been named to the 2021 Jersey Mike’s Naismith Trophy Top 50 preseason watch list, announced on Tuesday by the Atlanta Tipoff Club.
Patberg is coming off a 2019-20 season where she earned All-Big Ten First Team honoree and WBCA All-American honorable mention selection. She returns for her sixth season of eligibility this season after an impressive junior campaign in which she led the team in scoring with 15.6 points per game. She also led the program with 5.3 assists per game (third in the Big Ten) and averaged 4.6 rebounds while shooting 49 percent from the floor. As a junior, she was a finalist for the Nancy Lieberman Award in 2019-20 and was featured on watch lists including the Wooden Award, Naismith Trophy and Ann Meyers Drysdale Award. She is on track to hit 1,000 career points scored at Indiana – coming in to the season with 989 points scored in her two seasons in Cream and Crimson.
The Columbus, Ind. native is also a nominee this season as a preseason All-Big Ten honoree and 2021 Nancy Lieberman Award watch list. She repeats as a Naismith Trophy honoree from last season as was a preseason and midseason candidate.
The midseason 30 team will be announced in early February; players who do not make the watch list are still eligible to be selected for the midseason 30 team. Then, the competition will be narrowed down to 10 national semifinalists on March 2, 2021, and four finalists will be named on March 19, 2021. The winner of the 2021 Jersey Mike’s Naismith Trophy for Women’s Player of the Year will be announced on April 3, 2021.
The 2020-21 NCAA women’s basketball season is slated to begin on November 25 with the Hoosiers still working out details for their final schedule. More information about the season will be made available when it’s ready on IUHoosiers.com.
|Aliyah Boston||So.||F||South Carolina||SEC|
|Sam Brunelle||So.||F||Notre Dame||ACC|
|Paige Bueckers||Fr.||G||UConn||BIG EAST|
|DiJonai Carrington||Sr.||G||Baylor||Big 12|
|Jessika Carter||Jr.||F/C||Mississippi St.||SEC|
|Charli Collier||Jr.||F/C||Texas||Big 12|
|Zia Cooke||So.||G||South Carolina||SEC|
|Elissa Cunane||Jr.||C||NC State||ACC|
|Aleah Goodman||Sr.||G||Oregon State||Pac-12|
|Vivian Gray||Sr.||G||Texas Tech||Big 12|
|Arella Guirantes||Sr.||G||Rutgers||Big Ten|
|Lauren Heard||Sr.||G||TCU||Big 12|
|Lexi Held||Jr.||G||DePaul||BIG EAST|
|Naz Hillmon||Jr.||F||Michigan||Big Ten|
|Rickea Jackson||So.||F||Mississippi St.||SEC|
|Ashley Joens||Jr.||G/F||Iowa State||Big 12|
|N’Dea Jones||Sr.||F||Texas A&M||SEC|
|Taylor Jones||So.||F||Oregon State||Pac-12|
|Dorka Juhász||Jr.||F||Ohio State||Big Ten|
|Ayoka Lee||So.||C||Kansas State||Big 12|
|Natasha Mack||Sr.||F||Oklahoma State||Big 12|
|Olivia Nelson-Ododa||Jr.||F||UConn||BIG EAST|
|Ashley Owusu||So.||G||Maryland||Big Ten|
|Ali Patberg||Sr.||G||Indiana||Big Ten|
|Lindsey Pulliam||Sr.||G||Northwestern||Big Ten|
|DiDi Richards||Sr.||G||Baylor||Big 12|
|NaLyssa Smith||Jr.||F||Baylor||Big 12|
|Taylor Soule||Jr.||F||Boston College||ACC|
|Maddi Utti||Sr.||F||Fresno St.||MWC|
|Hailey Van Lith||Fr.||G||Louisville||ACC|
|Evina Westbrook||Jr.||G||UConn||BIG EAST|
|Christyn Williams||Jr.||G||UConn||BIG EAST|