Updated: Mar 12
What we've been witnessing in Lexington over the past three years is our women's version of what we got from Anthony Davis. A player completely owning college basketball and taking all of the awards and accolades with them.
2019: SEC Freshman of the Year
2020: SEC Player of the Year
2021: SEC Player of the Year
This morning the SEC announced that Rhyne Howard has been named the SEC Player of the Year, for the second year in a row. Without a shock to anyone, she takes home the award again as a message to the WNBA that she'll be on her way soon.
Howard is averaging 19.8 ppg, 7.5 rpg, and 3.7 apg as she is the only power-five player in the country with those kind of numbers, while also having 40 steals and 70 assists.
Rhyne Howard has scored in double figures in 18 of of 20 games this season, at least twenty points in 10 of 20 games, and has scored thirty or more in 3 games. Her season high is 33 points versus Mississippi State.
A once in a generation talent has found her (collegiate) home here in Kentucky, and we're witnessing greatness as it unfolds in front of our eyes.