Where are they now?: 12.21.12

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Take a look at the leaders in steals in NCAA Division I women's basketball and three of the top 10 are from the WPIAL or City League.

In games through Dec. 16, Duquesne's Jocelyn Floyd (at left) was leading the country with 5.30 steals a game. Floyd is a former player at Washington High School.

Jaclyn Babe, a Mt. Lebanon graduate playing at Central Connecticut State, was second with 4.71 steals. UCLA's Markel Walker, a former standout at Schenley High School, was 10th with 3.88 steals a game.

Floyd, Babe and Walker are all senior guards. Heading into this week, Walker was averaging 18 points and 8 rebounds a game for 14th-ranked UCLA. Floyd was averaging 8 points and seven rebounds. Babe was averaging 16 points and 3 rebounds.

• West Liberty is the No. 1-ranked Division II team in the country and one of the team's top players is 6-foot-4 sophomore forward C.J. Hester of West Mifflin. Hester is averaging 12.8 points a game and is one of the top rebounders in the country in Division II at 10.9. West Liberty started the week as the No. 2 scoring team in the country at 111 points a game.

• Pitt-Johnstown's Nick Novak started the week tied for 14th-among scoring leaders in NCAA Division II basketball. Novak, a senior guard from Franklin Regional High School, was averaging 22.4 points a game. As a senior at Franklin Regional in 2009, Novak led the WPIAL in scoring.

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Mike White: mwhite@post-gazette.com


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