Smith, Wiggins Earn Street & Smith's Preseason Recognition
Sept. 29, 2006
STANFORD, Calif.- The preseason accolades continue to pile up for Stanford senior Brooke Smith (San Anselmo, Calif.) and junior guard Candice Wiggins (San Diego, Calif.), as both have been recognized among the nation's best players by Street & Smith's College Basketball Yearbook.
Wiggins was tabbed to the 'Terrific 10', the publication's list consisting of the top 10 players in the nation. Smith was one 10 players named High Honorable Mention for the upcoming season. Another 14 players were selected as Honorable Mention.
Last month, Smith and Wiggins were named to the 25-player watch list for the Wade Trophy, which is presented to the Women's Basketball Coaches Association's NCAA Division 1 player of the year.
Wiggins is a two-time All-American and two-time Pac-10 Player of the Year. The 26th player in school history to score 1,000 points in her career, Wiggins led the Pac-10 in scoring (21.8 ppg) last year and currently ranks 17th in school history with 1,352 points scored entering her junior season. Currently the school record-holder in points per game, Wiggins is averaging 19.6 points per contest over two seasons. She is also third in program history in free throw percentage (82.9).
Smith was tabbed an honorable mention All-American as a junior. Also a member of the 1,000-point club at Stanford, Smith is currently the school record-holder in field goal percentage, shooting 59.1-percent from the field. In 2005-06, Smith averaged 17.2 points per game while leading the Cardinal with 7.5 rebounds per contest.
In addition, Stanford continues to impress as a national contender for 2006-07. Street & Smith's College Basketball Yearbook has ranked the Cardinal No. 4 in the publication's preseason top-25 poll. Stanford, which finished 26-8 overall and 15-3 in the Pac-10 last year, has also been picked third by Lindy's and fourth by Athlon Sports in their respective preseason polls.
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