Cunningham named to Naismith Preseason Watch List

FILE - Missouri guard Sophie Cunningham, left, and Brigham Young guard Lexi Eaton Rydalch, right, scramble for a loose ball during a first-round women's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament, Saturday, March 19, 2016, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

For the second straight year, Missouri's Sophie Cunningham has been named to the Naismith Trophy Women’s College Player of the Year Preseason Watch List.

Cunningham is one of 50 players to receive the honor. A midseason list of 30 players will be announced in early February.

Cunningham leads Missouri in scoring with an average of 17.8 points per game. She's the only player in the SEC shooting at least 50 percent from the field and three-point range and shooting at least 80 percent from the free throw line.

The 19th ranked Tigers (5-1) will host Kansas State at 8:00 Thursday night.

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