ESPNW has designated midseason awards:
Player of the year: Jewell Loyd, Notre Dame
Freshman of the year: A’Ja Wilson, South Carolina
Coach of the year: Charli Turner Thorne, Arizona State
Most improved player: Morgan Bailey, BYU
Comeback player: Morgan Tuck, UConn
Biggest surprise: Minnesota’s success without Rachel Banham
Biggest disappointment: Michigan State
WNBA #1 draft pick: Isabelle Harrison, Tennessee
All-Americans: Nina Davis, Baylor; Jewell Loyd, Notre Dame; Tiffany Mitchell, South Carolina; Breanna Stewart, UConn; Amanda Zahui B., Minnesota.
The only selection I have issue with is head coach. Nothing against Charli Turner Thorne, but Mississippi State’s Vic Schaefer, Princeton’s Courtney Banghart or Seton Hall’s Tony Bozzella have done more with less.