The Four Most Underrated Players In The Big East

The Four Most Underrated Players In The Big East

Brianna Herlihy of Villanova, Dee Bekelja of DePaul are two of the most underrated players in the Big East.

Feb 5, 2021 by Kevin Sully
The Four Most Underrated Players In The Big East

UConn, rightfully, commands a good portion of the headlines about the Big East. 

Individually, Selena Lott, Maddy Siegrist, Leilani Correa, Sonya Morris and Andra Espinoza-Hunter have received their fair share of accolades. But there are plenty of others who are quietly putting together strong seasons. Here's a look at the four most underrated players in the Big East.

Brianna Herlihy 

The Villanova senior is the only player in Big East in the top 15 in points (14.5, 11th), rebounds (7.7, 3rd) and assists (3.4, 10th). As the stats suggest, she’s been a force on the glass and been a good complement to the double-double machine that is Maddy Siegrist. 

The result is a Villanova team that is 11-3 overall and 6-3 in the Big East with their tournament hopes still alive.

Dee Bekelja

Sonya Morris and Lexi Held have lived up to their billing as pre-season All-Big East selections, but Bekelja has been an important third scoring option for the Blue Demons. Through 13 games, Bekelja leads the team in minutes played and is 14th in the conference in scoring, averaging 13.6 points per game.  

Lauren Park-Lane

The sophomore point guard for Seton Hall hasn’t played the last two games, but is still stringing together an impressive season. She’s second in the Big East in assists and fifth in scoring. 

Her scoring output has dropped a bit since the addition of Andra Espinoza-Hunter, but she’s still been productive. In the team’s biggest win of the season, a 77-66 victory over Marquette, Park-Lane scored 14 points and had 6 assists. 

Nia Clark 

Xavier’s redshirt freshman guard has been a bright spot for the Musketeers. She’s averaging 15 points per game (10th in the conference). She’s been active on the defensive end as well. Clark had 10 steals in the season opener against Detroit Mercy and leads the conference in that category with 2.7 per game.