Zahui B. Declares Early

Zahui B. Declares Early
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WNBA Prospect Watch provides readers with a heads up on the nation’s top collegiate players. This installment focuses on a Naismith Trophy Player of the Year Finalist who declared for the 2015 WNBA Draft earlier this afternoon.

Amanda Zahui B., 6-5, RS Soph., C, Minnesota

Strengths: Low post scoring, rebounding and shot blocking

Areas To Improve: Mid-range catch and shoot percentages

Amanda Zahui B. emerged during the 2013-14 season as one of the Big Ten’s premier prospects. The Big Ten Conference Player of the Year was on fire averaging 18.8 points, 12.9 rebounds and 4.1 blocks per game this season. With the announcement to enter the draft early, Zahui B. becomes the premier post scorer in this year’s Draft. She scored an amazing 219 points this season on 222 post-up possessions. After just missing the Naismith Early Season Watch List, her play during the 2014-15 warranted her addition to list throughout the remainder of the season.

Because Zahui B. turns 22 this calendar year, she is eligible for the WNBA Draft even though she has two years of college eligibility remaining at Minnesota. She projects as the potential No. 1 player selected on the WNBA Draft Board over talented seniors Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis of Connecticut and Elizabeth Williams of Duke. Seattle has an immediate need for an interior presence capable of scoring the basketball on a consistent basis to serve as the heir apparent to eight-time WNBA All-Star Lauren Jackson. 

Brandon Clay serves as the WNBA Director of Scouting for The is picked up by more than 200 colleges and universities nationwide. He serves as the Executive Camp Director for the Elite Basketball Academy Camps. He serves on the Naismith Trophy Men’s / Women’s College Player of the Year Academy and is chairman of the HS Boys / Girls Board of Selectors.

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