College Basketball: Players To Watch Update

Updated as of March 10, 2005

Penn State's Kelly Mazzante was a 2004 Draft pick for the Sting.
The 2005 college basketball season is drawing to a close. Teams are making their final push for the Final Four in Indianapolis. The WNBA Draft is just a few weeks away.

WNBA general managers and coaches, such as the Sting's Trudi Lacey, have spent the college basketball season crisscrossing the country watching countless hours of game action trying to find the player that will help them on the court. Now comes the time to make final evaluations and determine who to select in the draft.

Below you will discover how some of the top college seniors have fared throughout the college basketball season. These players are listed below in alphabetical order. Be sure to check back to for updates on the upcoming draft.

Players To Watch
Jacqueline Batteast 6-2 Forward Notre Dame
A versatile post player, Batteast was named the 2004-05 Big East Player of the Year after leading the league in points, rebounds, blocks and double-doubles. She averaged 17.1 points and 6.5 rebounds and has posted six double-doubles for the Irish.

Jamie Carey 5-6 Guard Texas
Selected as a member of the All Big-12 First Team, point guard Jamie Carey is averaging 12 points per game for Texas. This season, she recorded 17 games in double-figure scoring.

Ashley Earley 5-10 Guard/Forward Vanderbilt
Earley is averaging 18.5 points and 9.7 rebounds for Vanderbilt. Selected to the All-SEC First Team, she is ranked third in the nation in field goal percentage and has recorded 14 double-doubles on the season.

Shyra Ely 6-2 Forward Tennessee
Ely is averaging 14.5 points and 6.9 rebounds while shooting 46.7% from the field for Tennessee. Selected to the All-SEC First Team for the second consecutive season, she scored a season-high 30 points at Arkansas on February 20.

Katie Feenstra 6-8 Center Liberty
Feenstra was selected as the Big South Player of the Year for the third consecutive season after averaging 17.1 points and 10.3 rebounds per game. She leads the nation in field goal percentage shooting 69.2% from the floor.

Roneeka Hodges 5-11 Guard Florida State
Hodges averaged 19.0 points and 5.7 rebounds for the Seminoles. Named to the All-ACC First Team, she has a sister, Doneeka, who plays in the WNBA for the Los Angeles Sparks.

Sandora Irvin 6-3 Forward TCU
Named the C-USA Conference Player of the Year, Irvin is averaging 20.1 points, 12.0 rebounds (2nd in nation) and 4.5 blocks per game. This season she set the NCAA record for most career blocks as well as the record for most blocks in a game with 16 on January 16 vs. UAB.

Dionnah Jackson 5-9 Guard Oklahoma
Known for her speed and defensive prowess, Jackson is averaging 14.5 points, 8.2 rebounds and 5.7 assists for the Sooners. Named to the All-Big 12 First Team, she set new career-highs in points (30) and assists (16) on January 22 at Texas A&M.

Temeka Johnson 5-3 Guard LSU
While running the point for the Lady Tigers, Johnson is averaging 10.0 points and 7.5 assists per game. Her assist average ranks her second in the nation. She tied her career-high 15 assists on February 27 vs. Florida.

Laurie Koehn 5-8 Guard Kansas State
One of the top perimeter shooters in the nation, Koehn is ranked third all-time in NCAA history in three-pointers made. She is averaging 12.7 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.8 assists while shooting 40.5% from the field this season for Kansas State.

Caity Matter 5-9 Guard Ohio State
Another top outside shooter, Matter is averaging 13.4 points while shooting 50% from the field. She is Ohio State's all-time leader in every three-point statistical category.

Janel McCarville 6-2 Center Minnesota
One of the most dominating post players in the college ranks, McCarville is averaging 16.3 points, 10.3 rebounds, 3.9 assists, and 2.0 blocks per game. Named to the All-Big 10 First Team, she joins Lindsay Whalen as Minnesota's only three-time Big 10 selection.

Heather Schreiber 6-2 Forward Texas
A threat in the blocks or on the outside, Schreiber has never missed a game or a start in her career as a Longhorn. This season she is averaging 10.4 points per game for her club.

Kendra Wecker 5-11 Forward Kansas State
Named the Big 12 Conference Player of the Year, Wecker is averaging 21 points and 10.1 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.8 steals for the Wildcats. She became the first Kansas State player to record 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds and recently broke the Big 12 all-time career scoring record.

Dee Dee Wheeler 5-6 Guard Arizona
Wheeler leads the Pac-10 in scoring averaging 17.9 points along with 4.4 assists and 2.9 steals per game. Named to the All-Pac 10 First Team, she had one of the best games of her career on December 16, recording a new career high in both points (35) and rebounds (11).

Tan White 5-7 Guard Mississippi State
Known for her explosive ability, White leads the nation in scoring avering 23.6 points per game. In addition she averages 7.6 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 2.9 steals for her club. Named the All-SEC Team for the third consecutive season, White has recorded 39 consecutive double-figure scoring games.

Tanisha Wright 5-11 Guard Penn State
An outstanding defensive player, Wright was named the Big 10 Defensive Player of the Year for the third consecutive season. She is averaging 19.3 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.5 assists this season for the Nittany Lions.