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Serena Sundell, Rori Harmon Named Top 10 Freshmen by ESPN

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Kansas State guard Serena Sundell and Texas guard Rori Harmon were named two of the country’s Top 10 freshmen in women’s college basketball by ESPN.

Charlie Crème, who also does NCAA Women’s Bracketology for ESPN, compiled the list.

Sundell came in at No. 3, while Harmon came in at No. 7.


Sundell has been named the Big 12 Freshman of the Week three times this season, and she also earned All-Tournament honors in the Preseason WNIT Tournament. Sundell is averaging more than 30 minutes per game, with 10.6 points, 3.2 rebounds, 5.8 assists and one steal per game. She’s a 38 percent shooter from the 3-point line.

Harmon, like Sundell, is a three-time Big 12 Big 12 Freshman of the Week honoree, including this week. She is emerging as one of the most complete players in the conference, as she averages 10.9 points, 4.7 rebounds, 4.6 assists and two steals per game. She and the Longhorns are coming off a 66-48 win over No. 7 Iowa State on Wednesday, a win that moved the Longhorns within a game of the Big 12 lead.

Sundell and Harmon will square off for the first time this season when Texas hosts Kansas State on Jan. 26.

ESPN’s Top 10 Freshmen

(as named by ESPN’s Charlie Creme)

Big 12 Players in Bold

No. 1 Aneesah Morrow, DePaul

No. 2 Olivia Miles, Notre Dame

No. 3 Serena Sundell, Kansas State

No. 4 Shayeann Day-Wilson, Duke

No. 5 Jayda Curry, California

No. 6 Sonia Citron, Notre Dame

No. 7 Rori Harmon, Texas

No. 8 Talia von Oelhoffen, Oregon State

No. 9 Caroline Ducharme, UConn

No. 10 Shyanne Sellers, Maryland

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