Moses Named to Naismith Trophy Early Watch List

PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM Moses is averaging 12.0 points and 4.3 rebounds per game this season
PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM
Moses is averaging 12.0 points and 4.3 rebounds per game this season
PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM

Nov. 25, 2013

Full Naismith Trophy Award Watch List

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue senior guard Courtney Moses was named to the Naismith Trophy Women's College Player of the Year early season watch list on Monday, as one of 50 players nominated for the annual award. Through four games Moses is averaging 12.0 points and 4.3 rebounds, converting 55.9% of her attempts from the floor.

"It's an honor for Courtney and an honor for Purdue that she's held in this type of regard," said Purdue head coach Sharon Versyp. "There aren't many players out there that work as hard as she does or make shots at the rate she does."

Moses been hot and cold in the early season for the Old Gold and Black, going scoreless in the Boilermakers' opener against Ball State, and rebounding with a career-high 30 points on 13-of-18 shooting at Toledo. Her 12.0 per game scoring average is 13th-best in Purdue's history, while her 1,243 career points at 18th all-time. Moses also has the best free throw percentage in school history making 89.8% (220-245) over the past three seasons. She's also among the Boilermakers all-time leaders in assists (254) and steals (135) as well, and is on pace for the most starts in school history.

Moses is one of four Big Ten Conference players on the list, joining Penn State's Maggie Lucas, Nebraska's Jordan Hooper and Minnesota's Rachel Banham. The Boilermakers will see several other Naismith Watch List members throughout the season, including Stanford's Chiney Ogwumike and the Duke trio of Chelsea Gray, Haley Peters and Elizabeth Williams.

The Boilermakers are set to face Stanford tomorrow at 4 p.m. (CT) at the 2013 Hardwood Tournament of Hope in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.