Sports Illustrated named LSU’s Khayla Pointer to its second team All-America squad on Wednesday.
Pointer has been one of the featured attractions for No. 9 LSU which carries a 25-5 record into the postseason. The NCAA will unveil its 68-team field on Sunday where the Tigers are projected to be among the nation’s top 16 teams and serve and as a host for the first-and-second rounds of the event.
Pointer, a two-time All-SEC first team selection, is also a finalist for the Nancy Lieberman Point Guard Award, on the National Ballot for the Wooden Award and the watchlists for the Dawn Staley Award and Wade Trophy.
Pointer, who has started in 30 games and led the SEC with 36.9 minutes, has distinguished herself as the only player in school history to have 1,500 points, 500 assists and 500 rebounds in a career. She’s averaging a career-best 19 points (No. 2 in SEC), 6.5 rebounds (No. 18 in SEC) and 5.2 assists (No. 2 in SEC). She’s reached 20-points 15 times and was the first player since Seimone Augustus to score 35 points during the Tigers’ game in a loss at Florida.