For the second time in as many seasons, South Carolina senior guard Ty Harris has been named to the Nancy Lieberman Award Top 10 Watch List, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced Monday. The award, in its 21st season, recognizes the point guard who exhibits the floor leadership, play-making and ball-handling skills of Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman.
Fans can vote on the Women's Starting Five beginning on Friday, Feb. 14.
Harris is the leader on and off the court that has the youthful Gamecocks atop the national rankings and the SEC standings. She leads the SEC with 5.2 assists per game, which ranks among the top 30 in the nation. Her 2.4 assist-to-turnover ratio is also among the nation's top 20.
In nine games against ranked opponents, Harris has her hands on nearly one-third of the team's scoring between her 11.7 points per game and the 12.9 points scored off her turnovers. Overall for the season, she is scoring a career-best 11.8 points per game, including a career-high 38.6 percent from 3-point range.
The selection committee for the Nancy Lieberman Award is composed of top college women's basketball personnel, including media members, head coaches, sports information directors and Hall of Famers. New to the award this season is Fan Voting presented by Dell Technologies, which begins on Friday, Feb. 14.
In March, five finalists will be presented to Lieberman and the Hall of Fame's selection committee. The winner of the 2020 Lieberman Award will be presented at The College Basketball Awards presented by Wendy's in Los Angeles, Calif., on Friday, Apr. 10, along with the other four members of the Women's Starting Five.
2020 Nancy Lieberman Award Finalists
Te'a Cooper, Baylor
Crystal Dangerfield, UConn
Kelly Campbell, DePaul
Ali Patberg, Indiana
Sabrina Ionescu, Oregon
Destiny Slocum, Oregon State
Stella Johnson, Rider
Ty Harris, South Carolina
Sug Sutton, Texas
Japreece Dean, UCLA