March 3, 2024 

The nastiest, filthiest, most lethal handles of the 2023-24 college season

Yes, JuJu Watkins and MiLaysia Fulwiley show up a lot

Handles. Bags. Dribble moves. Whatever you call the skill set by which one player breaks another’s ankles and snatches their soul, there’s nothing more entertaining than someone turning on the and-one mixtape.

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Avid readers of these Sunday columns are likely aware that in these articles, I wield — to use the technical term — a boatload of video clips. Sometimes this comes in handy when I want to quickly see a handful of possessions of, say, Breanna Stewart versus Alyssa Thomas in isolation from the 2023 WNBA season, or the Candace ParkerNneka Ogwumike two-player game in 2014, or Maggie Lucas movement threes, or Shanna Zolman movement threes from 2007. I like movement threes, okay?

Sometimes I like to use this extensive repertoire for fun instead of hyperfixating on role players from the start of the W’s 24-Second Era. And on the final day of most power conferences’ regular seasons, where every game from here on out is do-or-die, I thought it might be a good idea to take it easy and just enjoy some of the nastiest ankle-breaking handles in the college season this year. From ankle-breaking crossovers to stupefying hesis, here are the filthiest moves I saw this season.

Yes, JuJu Watkins and MiLaysia Fulwiley show up a lot.

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MiLaysia Fulwiley vs. Maddy Westbeld and Kylee Watson

Snudda Collins vs. Nevaeh Tot

Aziaha James vs. Kymora Johnson


JuJu Watkins vs. Jenna Villa

Harmoni Turner vs. Alyssa Crockett

JJ Quinerly vs. Darianna Littlepage-Buggs

Iyana Moore vs. Bree Hall

Janiah Barker vs. Snudda Collins

Zoe Brooks vs. Nina Rickards

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Jerkaila Jordan vs. Mackenzie Kramer

Flau’jae Johnson vs. Bree Hall

JJ Quinerly vs. Bella Fontleroy

Hang dribbles

MiLaysia Fulwiley vs. Alissa Pili

Kennedy Todd-Williams vs. Tamari Key

Georgia Amoore vs. Kaylene Smikle

Reigan Richardson vs. Saniya Rivers

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JuJu Watkins vs. Helena Pueyo, Breya Cunningham

Oluchi Okananwa vs. Matilda Ekh

Taina Mair vs. Saniya Rivers

JJ Quinerly vs. Lexy Keys


Jerkaila Jordan vs. Madison Scott

Flau’jae Johnson vs. Darrione Rogers

Aneesah Morrow vs. Chloe Kitts

Kiki Iriafen vs. Bella Murekatete

Kiki Iriafen vs. Alissa Pili

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Abbey Hsu vs. Reigan Richardson


KK Arnold vs. Jordan King (I’m aware this is not quite a textbook smitty)


Rickea Jackson vs. Rhyne Howard (Team USA)

Caitlin Clark vs. Lexus Bargesser

Lucy Olsen vs. Jordan King

Marquesha Davis vs. Leilani Correa

Sydney Taylor vs. Sarah Ashlee Barker

Chance Gray vs. Londynn Jones

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Kaety L’Amoreaux vs. Destiny Adams, Chyna Cornwell

Inês Vieira vs. Jaylyn Sherrod

Hailey Van Lith vs. Frida Formann

Spin moves

Janiah Barker vs. Wyvette Mayberry, S’Mya Nichols

Indya Nivar vs. Paige Bueckers

Rickea Jackson vs. Aicha Coulibaly

Maddie Scherr vs. Karly Weathers

Caitlin Clark vs. Lavender Briggs

JuJu Watkins vs. Jaylyn Sherrod

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Miscellaneous ball fakes

Harmoni Turner vs. Lavender Briggs

Whatever the heck Flau’jae Johnson did to Darrione Rogers here

Written by Em Adler

Em Adler (she/they) covers the WNBA at large and college basketball for The Next, with a focus on player development and the game behind the game.

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