Lady Bears Brown, Cox named to Wooden Award watch list

Lady Bears Brown, Cox named to Wooden Award watch list
Posted at 9:57 PM, Nov 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-07 22:57:15-05

The all-America post players from Baylor’s women’s basketball team continue to receive notice from voting entities for the 2018-19 season and the John Wooden Award is the latest entity to select Kalani Brown and Lauren Cox to its Top 30 Watch List for its annual All-American team and Most Outstanding Player award.

Baylor was one of six schools along with Notre Dame, UConn, Mississippi State, Oregon and Stanford to have multiple players on the list.

Brown was a finalist for the award last year and went on to earn all-America status from six different entities after averaging a double-double last season with 20.1 points and 10.2 rebounds per contest. Brown was also named to the WBCA’s Lisa Leslie Award Watch List this season, an award for which she was a top-five finalist a season ago.

Cox joins the Wooden Award watch list after earning two All-American honors last season, and she was also named to the WBCA’s Katrina McClain Award Watch List after being a top-five finisher last season for the honor. Cox averaged 15.3 points and 9.7 rebounds for the Lady Bears last season.

The senior, Brown, and junior Cox have been tabbed by many as the best post combo in the nation, and the pair has combined for six preseason All-America honors with Brown taking home four and Cox a pair. Brown was a first-team selection by the Associated Press, Athlon, Street & Smith’s and Lindy’s Sports while Cox earned second-team nods from Athlon and Street & Smith’s.

Both players were selected to the Preseason All-Big 12 team and Brown was selected to repeat as Big 12 Player of the Year.

The No. 4/5-ranked Lady Bears began the season Tuesday with a 100-39 win over Nicholls and will play host to St. Francis Thursday at 7 p.m. in a televised contest on Fox Sports Southwest Plus.