December 23, 2023 

Locked On Women’s Basketball: Which 2024 WNBA draft prospects are rising and falling?

Evaluating Jacy Sheldon, Nika Muhl, Angel Reese and more

In the latest episode of Locked On Women’s Basketball, Hunter Cruse, Em Adler and Lincoln Shafer discuss how several 2024 WNBA draft prospects have fared through the first two months of the college basketball season. Some have seen their stock rise, while others’ stock has fallen.

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One prospect to watch is Ohio State guard Jacy Sheldon. Sheldon played in only 13 games last season due to a foot injury, but this season, she’s averaging 19.1 points, 3.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.3 steals in 30.8 minutes per game. She is also shooting 56.0% from the field and 43.4% from 3-point range. Here’s Lincoln on what he’s seen from Sheldon so far:

“Jacy’s just been really good. I have enjoyed that she’s confidently taking threes out of pick-and-roll and out of dribble handoffs. She’s shooting confidently against unders, which because of her dynamic abilities getting to the rim, she’s going to be seeing a lot of those unders. She’s a really good cutter; she moves naturally without the ball. I like how she fills after releasing the ball on passes … She never stops moving. That’s probably her biggest strength to me is that she just never stops.

“And a lot of that [is,] she’s in that Ohio State press that is high pressure, high intensity, and … they reward that constant movement defensively, and a lot of that has come over to her offensive game. She’s at career highs this season in scoring efficiency, 3-point shooting, free throw rate and points per minute, which, that’s what you want to see from a senior guard who’s probably too good for the Big Ten this year.”

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Listen to the full episode to hear Em, Hunter and Lincoln’s evaluations of several more prospects:

And for more on Pili and Cardoso, don’t miss last week’s episode looking at how they project as pro players.

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