SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – LSU’s Khayla Pointer is one of five finalists for the Nancy Lieberman Point Guard of the Year Award which is presented by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association.
Pointer is one of five finalists for the prestigious award along with Veronica Burton (Northwestern), Caitlin Clark (Iowa), Olivia Miles (Notre Dame) and Destanni Henderson (South Carolina).
Pointer has been one of the top guards in the country and in addition to being a finalist for the Lieberman Award, she’s on the watch list for the National Ballot for the Wooden Award and the watchlists for the Dawn Staley Award and Wade Trophy. She was also named an All-SEC last week for the second straight season last year.
Pointer’s averaging 19.0 points (No. 2 in SEC), 6.5 rebounds (No. 18 in SEC) and 5.2 assists (No. 2 in SEC). She’s started in all of her team’s 30 games where she’s played every minute in 13 of those games and is tops in the league (36.9) in minutes per game.
Ninth-ranked LSU (25-5) will learn its postseason date March 13 at 7 p.m. on ESPN when the NCAA Tournament Committee unveils is 68-team field where the Tigers are expected to receive an at-large berth and host the first two rounds of the tournament.
A national committee of top college basketball personnel narrowed a list of 20 prospective candidates to 10 in February and now to five. The winner of the 2022 Nancy Lieberman Point Guard of the Year Award will be determined by a combination of fan votes and input from the Basketball Hall of Fame’s selection committee.
Naismith Starting Five Fan Voting presented by Dell Technologies will go live on Friday, March 11 on hoophallawards.com.