Any time of day or night, waking or asleep, Aquira DeCosta is thinking basketball. Add that passion to her uncanny talent, and there's no telling how good the St. Mary's (Stockton, California) 6-2 freshman phenom is going to be.
Sure, UConn has Breanna Stewart and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, who combined for 45 points and nine 3-pointers Tuesday, but Stefanie Dolson is the reason the Huskies will most likely win another NCAA title four months from now.
After injury forced her to miss the final 11 games last season, Duke senior Chelsea Gray is back on the court, has the ball in her hands, and is eager to put an end to all the questions about her knee.
Duke was picked to win the ACC preseason women's basketball poll by both media and coaches. The Blue Devils, who return all five starters, were 33-3 last season and have advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight the last four years.