Posts by Aya Abdeen

Aya Abdeen is a student in sports journalism at Arizona State University and has been a contributing writer for The Next Hoops since December 2022. Her work has also appeared on AZPreps365.

Caitlin Clark smiles as she holds an ESPN microphone and looks out at the Iowa fans after a victory in the 2023 Final Four.

Iowa star Caitlin Clark declares for 2024 WNBA Draft

February 29, 2024

Clark is presumed to be picked first by the Indiana Fever

A'ja Wilson tries to shoot past Jonquel Jones in Game 3 of the WNBA Finals in Brooklyn, NY. Photo Credit: Dominic Allegra | The Next

A’ja Wilson, Las Vegas Aces face Puerto Rico in South Carolina

February 29, 2024

Wilson: ‘I’m excited and can’t wait to return to Columbia with my Aces team’

UConn head coach Geno Auriemma smiles on the sidelines during the Huskies' game against Southern Connecticut State on Nov. 4, 2023 at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, Conn.

Women’s Champions Classic to take place at Barclays Center in December

February 17, 2024

Recently announced early-season event will include UConn, Louisville, Iowa and Tennessee.

Caitlin Clark pulls up for a shot against South Carolina on March 31, 2023.

NCAA DI Women’s Basketball Committee reveals its current top 16

February 15, 2024

South Carolina, Stanford, Colorado, Ohio State would be no. 1 seeds

L to R: Boomer (Indiana Pacers mascot), Steve Simon (Pacers Sports & Entertainment co-owner), Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett, Herb Simon (Pacers Sports & Entertainment owner), Adam Silver (NBA Commissioner), Rick Fuson (PS&E COO/President), Tamika Catchings (Indiana Fever legend and former general manager, on Indiana’s NBA All-Star committee. Photo credits: Tony East, The Next

How WNBA is leveraging NBA All Star Weekend like never before

February 15, 2024

WNBA CMO Phil Cook shares how the weekend plan came together

Brittney Griner shooting against Mystics

Baylor to retire Brittney Griner’s jersey number on Feb. 18

January 30, 2024

Retirement ceremony will take place at pregame

Dallas Wings big Awak Kuier dribbles the ball near the halfcourt logo while surveying the court, as Connecticut Sun big wing Jonquel Jones stands with her arms out to her sides a couple feet in front of Kuier

Awak Kuier to miss the 2024 WNBA season

January 22, 2024

Kuier plans to return to Dallas in 2025

Connecticut Sun point guard Jasmine Thomas sits on the sideline, leaning forward and yelling towards the court with her hands cupped around her mouth to project her voice forward

Jasmine Thomas announces retirement from the WNBA after 13 seasons

January 19, 2024

Thomas hired by Dallas Wings as director of player programs and development coach

Madison Conner (3) shoots during TCU vs Army women’s basketball in the Maggie Dixon Classic in Fort Worth, Texas on November 19, 2023. (Photo/Sharon Ellman)

TCU cancels two games due to injuries; plans to hold tryouts

January 18, 2024

Season in peril over player losses

Arizona Wildcats forward Esmery Martinez drives to the basket. She is wearing a red #12 Arizona jersey.

Arizona announces season-ending injury updates

January 12, 2024

Wildcats have dealt with many significant absences throughout the 2023-24 season