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JMU basketball’s Angela Mickens amongst list of final 15 candidates for Lieberman Award


angela mickensJMU junior point guard Angela Mickens is among the top 15 finalists for the 2015 Nancy Lieberman Award, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced Monday.

The honor recognizes the top point guard in women’s NCAA Division I college basketball. The initial watch list included the top 31 point guards of 2014-15 and was narrowed down by a national committee.

“I’m excited and proud of Muff [Angela Mickens] for remaining on this list,” Head Coach Kenny Brooks said. “She is very deserving of being recognized as one of the best point guards in the country.”

Mickens ranks fourth nationally with 7.5 assists per game and 11th nationally with a 2.68 assist-to-turnover ratio. She has dished out 196 assists this season, the second-highest total for a single season in JMU history, and 388 assists in her career, ninth on the all-time JMU career assists chart. This season, she has dished out 10 or more assists in a single game five times, just the third JMU player to achieve such a feat.

Last week, Mickens earned her first Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Week accolade after averaging 11.0 points, 9.5 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 3.0 steals per contest. This season, she is averaging 8.0 points, 7.5 assists, 4.1 rebounds and 2.2 steals per game.

The Selection Committee for the Nancy Lieberman Award is composed of top women’s college basketball personnel including media members, head coaches, sports information directors and Hall of Famers. The final 15 list will be narrowed down to five players by mid-March. The winner will be presented with the award at the WBCA Award Show in Tampa, Fla., at the Women’s Final Four.

The Dukes (23-3, 14-1 CAA) return to the JMU Convocation Center on Friday, February 27, to face Northeastern at 7 p.m.Tickets are available at JMUSports.com/tickets or by calling (540) 568-3853.

Friday night’s contest is also Daddy-Daughter Date Night at the Convo. The cost is $10 per attendee and will include one (1) game ticket and one (1) concessions voucher for a hot dog and soda. Uncles, grandfathers, and other guardians are welcome to register with their daughters as well. Tickets are available here.



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