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Syracuse WBB’s Alexis Peterson named to Wooden Award Preseason Top 30

Another watch list honor for the SU star

NCAA Womens Basketball: Michigan State at Syracuse Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

All Syracuse Orange senior guard Alexis Peterson does is rack up spots on watch-lists for major women’s college basketball awards.

First she was named to the watch lists for the Nancy Lieberman Award, given to the country’s best point guard. Then she was named to the watch list for the 2017 Naismith Trophy, college basketball’s top individual honor. Then she was named to the watch list for the Wade Trophy, which the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association gives out annually to the best player in the country. Now she’s been added to the John. R Wooden Award Preseason Top 30, which also recognizes the nation’s most outstanding players.

She’s certainly earned the hype. The Preseason All-ACC player currently leads the league in scoring with 22.4 points per game. She’s also averaging 3.4 rebounds and 6.5 assists in each contest. Peterson currently sits seventh on the program’s all-time scoring chart with 1,431.

Can a Syracuse WBB player earn such high individual honors? Well before last year you wouldn’t have thought the team could make it to the National Championship game but here we are.