Paopao, Sabally Earn More Preseason Recognition


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EUGENE, Ore. – A pair of Oregon players received more preseason recognition Tuesday, as Te-Hina Paopao and Nyara Sabally were named to the Wooden Award Top 50 watch list, while Sabally was also selected to the watch lists for the Wade Trophy and Naismith Award. All three awards honor the nation’s most outstanding player.
Paopao, who was named to the preseason watch list for the Nancy Lieberman Award honoring the nation’s top point guard, averaged 10.2 points and a team-high 4.4 assists per game as a freshman in 2020-21. She also shot 39.5 percent from downtown while leading all freshman nationally with a 2.40 assist-to-turnover ratio on the way to earning postseason All-Pac-12 honors.
Another All-Pac-12 selection in 2020-21, Sabally led the Ducks in both scoring (12.9 PPG) and rebounding (7.3 RPG) while ranking third in the conference with a field goal percentage of 54.7. She was named to the preseason watch list for the Katrina McClain Award, which goes to the nation’s top power forward, after reaching double figures in scoring 19 times in 23 games and recording four double-doubles.
Preseason Honors Breakdown
Te-Hina Paopao, So., G
» Wooden Award Top 50 Watch list
» Nancy Lieberman Award Preseason Watch List
» Preseason All-Pac-12
» The Athletic Preseason All-America Honorable Mention
Nyara Sabally, Jr., F
» Wooden Award Top 50 Watch List
» Naismith Award Preseason Watch List
» Wade Trophy Preseason Watch List
» Katrina McClain Award Preseason Watch List
» Preseason All-Pac-12

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