Heather Schreiber listed as one of nation's top wing players
BRISTOL, Conn. -- Texas women's basketball senior forward and All-America candidate Heather Schreiber (Windthorst, Texas/Windthorst HS) was been selected as one of the nation's top five wing players entering the 2004-05 season, as determined by ESPN.com.
Schreiber, a 6-2 lefthander and an All-Big 12 First Team standout, is in heady company as one of the nations' best wing players, joining LSU 6-1 junior Seimone Augustus, 6-2 senior Jacqueline Batteast from Notre Dame, Duke's 6-0 junior Monique Currie and Utah 6-1 junior Kim Smith.
This preseason, Schreiber is a candidate for National Player of the Year honors for all three of the major player of the year honors (Naismith Award, Wooden Award and State Farm Wade Trophy). She was named to the Wooden Preseason All-America Team and is an Associated Press Preseason Honorable Mention All-America.
Schreiber joins fellow senior Jamie Carey as an ESPN.com preseason top five player at her position. Earlier this month, Carey was singled out as one of the nation's top five point guards.
The thoughts on Schreiber's game come from ESPN analyst Nancy Lieberman and ESPN.com basketball writer Mechelle Voepel who say this about UT's All-America candidate:
"A mismatch nightmare who can post you up or shoot over you. She's just so comfortable when the ball's in her hands and makes great decisions."
"A lefty who can score from anywhere on the court; she has improved her defense and passing skills."
The full article on ESPN.com's top five wing players can be found at ESPN.com.