Jackson Top 10 Candidate For Ann Meyers Drysdale Award
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today that LSU junior guard Chloe Jackson is one of the 10 candidates for the 2018 Ann Meyers Drysdale Award. Named after the first player, male or female, named to the All-America Team in four straight college seasons, the annual award, in its inaugural year, recognizes the top shooting guard in women’s NCAA Division I college basketball.
Jackson is currently seventh in the SEC in scoring at 17.2 points per game. Her average jumps to 20.9 scores per game in conference-only action with eight more regular-season games on the schedule. The native of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, is one of three Lady Tigers to start all 19 games this season and has scored in double-figures in the last eight games and in 15 of 19 games in 2017-18.
The Selection Committee for the Ann Meyers Drysdale Award is composed of top women’s college basketball personnel including media members, head coaches, sports information directors and Hall of Famers. In March, five finalists will be presented to Ms. Drysdale and the Hall of Fame’s selection committee. Fans will also have the opportunity to vote for their favorite finalist at www.hoophallawards.com.
The winner of the 2018 Ann Meyers Drysdale Award will be announced at an inaugural awards ceremony hosted by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Women’s Basketball Coaches Association, and ESPN at the NCAA Women’s Final Four in Columbus, Ohio. ESPN broadcast information will be released at a later date.
“It is an honor to be associated with this award identifying the best in the collegiate game today,” said Ann Meyers Drysdale, a 1993 inductee of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. “The shooting guards on this list have worked tirelessly to earn a spot on this esteemed watch list and it’s nice to see the Basketball Hall of Fame recognize them for their efforts.”
For more information on the 2018 Ann Meyers Drysdale Award, visit www.hoophallawards.com.
2018 Ann Meyers Drysdale Award Candidates
Darby Maggard, Belmont
Katie Lou Samuelson, UConn
Imani Wright, Florida State
Asia Durr, Louisville
Chloe Jackson, LSU
Allazia Blockton, Marquette
Victoria Vivians, Mississippi State
Arike Ogubowale, Notre Dame
Tyler Scaife, Rutgers
Kitija Laksa, South Florida