If you are a star women’s basketball player that wants to make a transfer to continue your college career, transferring to UConn probably wouldn’t be a bad idea. That is exactly what Duke’s Azura Stevens will be doing for the 2016-17 season.
The Huskies announced the transfer for the upcoming season and she should be a huge piece for the four-time defending national champions. Head coach Geno Auriemma commented on adding Stevens to their roster.
“We don’t usually get involved in transfer situations but this particular one was intriguing,” Auriemma said in a statement. “Getting the chance to speak with Azura and having her on campus to meet with the coaches and the players really convinced us and her that this was the right place for her going forward.
“We are excited and anxious to get Azurá up here and start summer school and look forward to her being a part of our team.”
During the 2015-16 season, Azura Stevens averaged a team-high 18.9 points and 9.6 rebounds.
She finished her career averaging 16.2 points and 8.8 rebounds in 58 games. The rising junior will have to sit out next season due to transfer rules, but will have two years of eligibility left starting in 2017.
“Words can’t express how excited I am to have this opportunity to be part of the UConn family,” Stevens said in a statement. “I appreciate the hospitality that my teammates and coaches showed to me this weekend. I am eager to start my new journey with the Huskies.”
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