Player /School/ Team Games(Played)/Started/Minutes/Points/Assists/Reb
M. Simmons /Tenn/ 21(21) / 20 start/ 25.8 min/ 15.6 pt/ 2.8 asst/2.9 rbs
L. Brown/ USC /18(18)/1 start/13.6 min/3.7 pts/1.0 asst/1.5 rbs
C. Harper /Kansas/ 19(15)/0 starts/13.1 min/3.3 pts/1.6 asst/1.7rbs
J.Kuster/ Rice/ 20(20)/10 starts/27.6 min/12.5 pts/1 asst/10.5 rbs
S. Whittman /K State /18(10)/0 starts/5.4 min/0.9 pts/0.2 asst/0.7 rbs
M. Rodriguez /UTA/ thru 5 games/1 start/10.4 min/1.8 pts/0.6 assst/0.2 rbs
C. Berry /SFA 17(17) /0 starts/ 17.1 min/ 2.8 pts/ 2.1 asst/ 1.8 rbs
C. McLee /J Ville /thru 9 games(5)/0 starts/9.6 min/0.6 pts/0.3 asst/1.2 rbs
O. Patterson /S Illinois /Left Team Personal Reasons
KiKi Ageous/ Arizona/ Left team Personal Reasons
-Jessica Kuster is leading Rice in scoring and rebounds
-Meaghan Simmons is leading Univ Tenn in scoring and asst
- I have NO confirmation other than Internet reports of the above mentioned players leaving for personal reasons. Internet reports showed Olivia Patterson making positive contributions to the team before leaving. KiKi Ageous reportedly left BEFORE the season started. I am sure that these two outstanding young ladies will resurface at the collegiate level soon!
- West Virginia guard Sarah Miles played less than 6 minutes and scored 1.6 points a game as a freshman. She only appeared in 16 games the entire season. The next year, her sophomore season, she started in all of the 33 games the team played while averaging 35 minutes and 12 points per contest, earning Big East Most Improved Player award in the process. Her example is one that illustrates how most freshman players face an uphill battle to earn minutes but hard work and patience will eventually pay off.
Here is an except from Marc Lewis of ESPN HoopGurlz in regards to freshman:
"The statistics for the ESPN HoopGurlz top 40 ranked players of the 2010 class (as of 1/17/11) who are actually playing this season show a tough road even for the most elite players. As a group, in the games they've participated in, they've only started 40 percent of the time. In those same games, combined, they're averaging just 17.6 minutes of playing time. The scoring average at this point in the season for the group as a whole is 6.4 points per game and they're shooting 41 percent from the field. Another telling stat is turnovers. Despite playing less than half of the total minutes in the games, they're averaging 1.52 turnovers."