Earlier in the week, Huskies point guard Shabazz Napier was named the American Athletic Conference Player of the Week for the fifth time this season. Not to be outdone, sophomore forward Breanna Stewart is doing her part to rack up the weekly honors on the women's side. She has earned AAC Player of the Week honors, too, for the fourth time.
Stewart averaged 21.7 points, 9.6 rebounds and 2.7 blocks in victories over SMU, No. 24 Rutgers and No. 3 Louisville.
Perhaps the scariest part of all this is that she will only get better. Coach Geno Auriemma talked about her talents following UConn's 20-point win over Louisville.
"The thing that makes Stewie the best player in the country, I think, is that when she’s moving she is impossible to guard," he said. "No big kid can move like her. And when she’s moving she’ll end up in the lane, middle, outside, and no guard can guard her. But when she’s in one spot, she’s easy to guard. Once we got her moving, Stewie did what she does."
The Huskies are 31-0 and head into the AAC Tournament as the No. 1 seed.