Oregon Ducks Women’s Basketball: Jillian Alleyne Named To Naismith Watch List


Oregon Junior Jillian Alleyne has been added to another Watch list this season and is leading the Oregon Ducks in rebounding for the last 66 straight games. She is also the NCAA Leader in the category and has the Oregon Ducks boasting a 7-0 record.

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Oregon Ducks Junior Jillian Alleyne was named to another watch list for the upcoming season. The Naismith Award is given to the top Women’s player in College Basketball. She is joined by six other players from the Pac-12 on the list that begins with the Top 50 players. So far this season, Alleyne is leading the Oregon Ducks with consecutive double double games and is currently the active leader in the NCAA with 1442 career rebounds and counting.

The Oregon Ducks have worked on Defense this season and Alleyne is a big key to one important statistic. Kelly Graves has watched his team never be more than 9 points behind in any game this season and new additions Maite Cazorla has fed off the energy averaging better than 6 assists per game and a total of 38 on the year. Alleyne has led the way in the rebounding department for 66 straight games for the Oregon Ducks and posted 19 last week against Utah Valley.

She is thriving in a new system and is healthy to start the season. Oregon fans hope it stays that way as the Oregon Women’s Basketball team can reach heights with a 7-0 start that folks in Eugene have not seen in a long time. They started the season with a Top 25 win over North Carolina, which had not happened since 2000 previously. Graves has the Oregon Ducks in rare air they have not seen in a long time in just his second year as Head Coach and Alleyne is a big reason why.

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Alleyne is also on the Watch lists for the Wooten Award Watch List. Oregon faces Portland at Matthew Knight Arena on Saturday at 2pm Pacific Time.