Newsstand: Notre Dame women's basketball ranks No. 1 in this WNBA category

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Jewel Loyd dribbles against Jordin Canada of the Los Angeles Sparks. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)

Thee strength of the lineage of Notre Dame women’s basketball players in the WNBA is undeniable. The former Fighting Irish players are proving it this season.

Former Irish players rank No. 1, No. 5 and No. 6 in league scoring so far this season. The Irish are the only program in the country to have three players represented in the top 10.

Jewell Loyd of the Seattle Storm leads the league with 28.0 points per game, 4.3 points per game clear of Breanna Stewart‘s 23.7. Jackie Young of the Las Vegas Aces ranks fifth with 21.9 points per game, and Arike Ogunbowale comes in sixth at 21.2 points per game.

Despite Loyd’s prolific play, the Storm have started the season 0-4. Young has led the Aces to a sizzling 7-0 start. Ogunbowale and the Wings are mi-pack at 3-3.

Loyd has hit 16 three-pointers, which was tied for the most in the league going into Tuesday night’s action. Young and Ogunbowale were tied for the third-most threes in the league with 15.

To none’s surprise, three of the most accomplished players in Irish women’s basketball history have continued to play stellar basketball at the pro level.

Notre Dame tweets of the day

One more thing to illustrate just how well Loyd is playing right now.

The kid from Indy is staying home in Indiana! 2024 offensive tackle Styles Prescod committed to the Irish on Tuesday.

The Irish are still holding steady in the top 10 after two commitments in as many days this week.

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Quote of the day

“Prescod has really good reactive quickness in pass protection. He’s very strong on contact and neutralizes rushers with his hands. You see the heavy hands in the run game as well. I think the fact that he can play multiple positions on the offensive line is encouraging as well.”

On3 director of scouting and rankings Charles Power on Irish commit Styles Prescod

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