Springfield, Mass. – Clemson women’s basketball guard Kiara Lewis has been named one of 20 candidates for the 2022 Ann Meyers-Drysdale Award. Named after the first player, male or female, named to an All-America Team in four straight college seasons, the annual award, now in its fifth year, recognizes the top shooting guard in women’s NCAA Division I college basketball.
A national committee of top college basketball personnel determined the watch list.
Lewis, a graduate transfer for the Tigers, is a native of Chicago, Ill., who came to Clemson after playing for Syracuse. Last season, she started in 24 games for the Orange, earning All-ACC honorable mention accolades. Lewis had 16 double-digit scoring performances and seven 20-point games while averaging 14 points a contest. In her junior season, she was named First-Team All-ACC for the Orange. She enters this season with 1,402 career points.
College basketball fans are encouraged to participate in Fan Voting, presented by Dell Technologies, in each of the three rounds. In late January, the watch list of 20 players for the 2022 Ann Meyers-Drysdale Shooting Guard of the Year Award will be narrowed to 10 and then, in late February, to just five.
In March, the five finalists will be presented to Ms. Meyers-Drysdale and the Hall of Fame’s selection committee when a winner will be selected.
The 2022 Ann Meyers-Drysdale Award winner will be presented on a to-be-determined date, along with the other four members of the Women’s Starting Five. Additional awards being presented include the Nancy Lieberman Point Guard Award, the Cheryl Miller Small Forward Award, the Katrina McClain Power Forward Award, and the Lisa Leslie Center Award, in addition to the Men’s Starting Five.
Clemson will start the 2021-22 season on Wednesday, Nov. 10, when they play host to USC Upstate at Littlejohn Coliseum at 7 p.m.
All women’s basketball games are free and open to the public.
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Starting Five Fan Voting, presented by Dell Technologies, will go live on Friday, Oct. 29.