West Virginia women's basketball senior center Asya Bussie has been named to the Naismith Trophy early-season watch list.
Bussie, who sat out last season due to a knee injury, has helped lead the Mountaineers to a 4-1 start to the season, averaging 16.2 points and 8.2 rebounds.
The watch list of 50 players will be cut down to 30 on Feb. 25, and four finalists will be chosen on March 23. The winner will be selected April 6.
MEC HONORS: West Liberty guard Cedric Harris was named Mountain East Conference men's basketball player of the week for his efforts in leading the Hilltoppers to a pair of wins last week. Harris averaged 22 points and 6.5 assists in wins over Point Park (Pa.) and Charleston.