Washington’s Plum Has Moved on From Final Four Appearance
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Kelsey Plum is putting it all behind her: the accolades and everything she accomplished in a record-setting junior season that included Washington's Final Four run.
"I'm just going to be blunt: I'm over it. Moved on," Plum, the Huskies' all-time leading scorer, said Thursday at Pac-12 media day. "I'm working on what I can get better at as a player, as a leader, as a person."
Washington is picked to finish third in a preseason poll by the Pac-12 coaches in a dominant conference that sent four teams to the Sweet Sixteen for the first time. UCLA was chosen to win the league for the first time since 2000, with Stanford second.
The Bruins, who had the nation's top recruiting class two years ago, received eight first-place votes and 116 points. Coach Cori Close said "I believe in this group," and she has the team and talent to play for a national championship if all goes right.