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Penn State women’s basketball: Lucas named to Naismith watch list

Penn State guard Maggie Lucas was named to the Naismith Trophy Early Season Watch List on Monday.

It is the third women’s basketball major award list for the senior guard, added to the Wade Watch and the Wooden Top 30 chart. The Naismith watch list consists of the top 50 players in the nation. Lucas is joined on the list by two other Big Ten athletes — Minnesota’s Rachel Banham and Nebraska’s Jordan Hooper.

The returning All-American is the reigning Big Ten Player of the Year and the Preseason Big Ten Player of the Year, leads the Lady Lions and Big Ten in scoring and is 21st in the nation averaging 22.8 points per game.

The Lady Lions face Oregon State on Friday in the Junkanoo Jam in the Bahamas.