Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis — Player Profile

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I know I’m late to the party on this one, but Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis could be the best freshman on the Connecticut campus (sorry Andre Drummond).

Mosqueda-Lewis is averaging a team-high 15.5 PPG this season. She was the top female high school player last year and has been critical in filling some of the offensive production left behind by Maya Moore.

The 6-foot tall California native is thriving in her role off the bench, dropping game-high 25 points in a big time win over No. 3 Stanford.

Mosqueda-Lewis is on a stacked UConn team (as always) and she should be a name you hear about for years to come. Wouldn’t be shocked at all if she helped head coach Geno Auriemma raise some banners from now until her expected graduation date in 2015.

Tuesday Top 5: Big East games for 2011-2012

1. Syracuse at UConn Feb. 25

The matchup between the projected two top teams in the Big East this season. This could be the last Big East game between the two teams.

2. Pitt at UConn Mar. 2

UConn and Pitt have had memorable games in the past and this game should live up to the billing. It will be the last regular game of the season and both teams should be at the top of the Big East stadings.

3. Marquette at Syracuse Jan. 7

These two teams played a pair of great games, including an awesome third-round game in the NCAA Tournament. With big late-game shooters, Marquette’s Darius Johnson-Odom and Syracuse’s Scoot Jardine, it would be pure gold if this game is tight in the last few minutes.

4. Cincinnati at West Virginia Jan. 21

This road game for the Bearcats is in between a rough three-game stretch, which begins with a road game at UConn and ends with a home game against Syracuse. If Cincy wants to be considered a top Big East team this season a win at Morgantown could be a big boost.

5. Louisville at Marquette Jan. 16

The Cardinals and Golden Eagles are in the next tier of Big East teams after UConn, Syracuse, and Pitt. This Big East conference game could place one of those teams into the top tier.