Credit Mississippi State Athletics
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced Friday, Oct. 20, that Mississippi State’s Jessika Carter was named to the Lisa Leslie Award Watch List. Carter is 1 of 20 honorees on the preseason watch list given annually to the nation’s best center.
Carter, a native of Waverly Hall, Ga., earns her place on the Lisa Leslie Award Watch List after being named a finalist for the award after a stellar season last year. Carter’s honors last season included being named to the All-SEC Second Team and the SEC All-Defensive Team. Earlier this week, she was named the Preseason All-SEC Second Team.
During her senior season, Carter averaged a career-best 14.8 points per game, had a career-high 65 blocked shots and dished out a career-high 42 assists. She led Mississippi State in scoring, rebounding (7.7 rpg), blocked shots (2.1 bpg) and field goal percentage (57%).
Read the complete news release on the Mississippi State Athletics website.