Washington women's basketball: Five things to watch
Kingma's court Senior guard Kristi Kingma returns after missing the 2011-12 season due to knee surgery. She was the team's leading scorer...
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Senior guard Kristi Kingma returns after missing the 2011-12 season due to knee surgery. She was the team's leading scorer as a junior (15.6) and holds the program's career record in three-pointers made (79). But will she be the same fiery scorer?
Getting the point
Point guard Jazmine Davis, the Pac-12 freshman of the year last season, knows teams will pressure her more this season. She's worked on her ball-handling, hoping to cut down on last season's average of 3.8 turnovers.
Washington graduated its entire frontcourt — post players Regina Rogers, Mackenzie Argens and Mollie Williams. Freshman Katie Collier, a 6-foot-3 high school All-American, is out with a season-ending knee injury, leaving Danish rookie Mathilde Gilling as the only true center. The Huskies will have to play an up-tempo style to counter their lack of size.
Freshman Heather Corral is 6-1, but don't expect her to play inside. The Associated Press' Washington high school player of the year is a strong three-point shooter and also regarded as a tough defender — a must in UW coach Kevin McGuff's system.
Washington finished 20-14 in its first season under McGuff, the first 20-win season at UW since June Daugherty coached the Huskies to a 22-8 mark in 2002-03. Can the Huskies build on McGuff's solid start that included a berth to the Women's National Invitation Tournament?