Three Ducks and a Beaver have been named to the early season watch list for the Naismith Trophy, given each year to the national player of the year in women's college basketball.

The 50-player preseason list includes junior Sabrina Ionescu, junior Ruthy Hebard and sophomore Satou Sabally of Oregon, and Destiny Slocum of Oregon State.

Ionescu, who was selected the ESPNW preseason player of the year last week, was one of 10 Naismith semifinalists last year when the award was won by South Carolina's A'ja Wilson.