Cunningham named to Wooden preseason list

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

Missouri standout Sophie Cunningham was named to the John R. Wooden Award Women’s Preseason Top 30 on Tuesday.

The award is given to the top player in college basketball. The winner will be announced in early April.

Cunningham was named to the Preseason All-SEC First Team after scoring 17.5 points per game for the Tigers last season. She averaged 18 points in Missouri's two games at the Hawkeye Challenge last weekend.

The Tigers will play their home opener Thursday night against Wright State.

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