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March 18, 2010

IOWA CITY – women’s basketball columnist Graham Hays is officially on the Kachine Alexander bandwagon.

Hays labeled Alexander as one of his “Five Players to Watch” in the upcoming NCAA Tournament.

“There were 32 players who finished the regular season and conference postseasons averaging double-digit rebounds per game, including high-profile NCAA tournament participants such as Middle Tennessee’s Alysha Clark, Xavier’s Ta’Shia Phillips, Nebraska’s Kelsey Griffin, Oklahoma’s Amanda Thompson and Ohio State’s Jantel Lavender,” Hays said. “But only two players in that group of 32 managed to reach that rebounding milestone while failing to reach 5-foot-10 in the media guide. And with apologies to Southern Illinois’ 5-8 Stephany Neptune, pulling down boards in the Missouri Valley Conference is a different world from doing it in the Big Ten.”

Hays also enjoys Alexander’s nickname, Kash, but believes another nickame could work.

“Iowa’s star goes by the nickname ‘Kash,’ but there’s an obvious alternative if she ever needs a backup: Alexander the Great,” Hays said.

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