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Azurá

Stevens

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#11

Forward/Guard
Height: 6'6"
Year: Sophomore
City/State: Raleigh, N.C.
High School: Cary

Bio

A very talented player with huge potential ... a tremendous athletic player and is graceful ... aggressive ... has excellent three point shooting ability ... can play any position on the floor ... very determined and exciting to watch.

As a Sophomore (2015-16): Associated Press Honorable Mention All-America ... WBCA Region I All-America ... selected to the Wade Watch Top 30 list ... All-ACC Tournament Second Team ... John R. Wooden Late Season Top 20 and USBWA Midseason Watch List for National Player of the Year ... USBWA National Player of the Week on Jan. 26 ... Naismith National Player of the Year Watch List ... All-ACC First Team selection by both the Blue Ribbon Panel and league head coaches ... Mayan Tournament MVP in Cancun, Mexico ... ACC Player of the Week on two occasions (Nov. 30, Jan. 25) ... Preseason All-ACC honoree, while also earning All-America by The Sporting News and Athlon Magazine ... missed five games with a foot injury in February, after suffering the injury against Notre Dame Feb. 1 ... averaged 18.9 points, 9.6 rebounds, 2.1 blocks, 1.6 assists and 1.3 steals ... ranked 40th national in points per game (18.9), 35th in rebounds (9.6), 42nd in blocks (2.1), 35th in field goal percentage (53.5), 29th in double-doubles (14) and 11th in offensive rebounds per game (4.0) ...  in the ACC stats, ranked second in scoring (18.9), first in rebounds (9.6), seventh in field goal percentage (53.5), 12th in free throw percentage (75.0) and second in blocks (2.1) ... in two games of the ACC Tournament, averaged 16.5 points, 12.5 rebounds, 1.0 blocks and 1.0 steals ... averaged 20.4 points, 10.1 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.9 blocks  in nine league games before being injured ... was hitting 54.9 percent from the field and 45.8 percent from downtown ... in the Duke single-season record book, ranked tied seventh in scoring (18.9), tied sixth in rebounds (9.6), fourth in double-doubles (14) and fourth in double-digit rebound games (14).

Duke Freshman Record Book: Collected six Duke freshman records -- field goals made (194 - tied), rebounds (271), offensive rebounds (120), double-figure scoring games (28 - tied), double-doubles (10 - tied) and double-figure rebound games (12) ... also ranked fourth in points (466), tied third in field goals attempted (379), second in defensive rebounds (151), tied fifth in 20-point scoring games (5) and seventh in minutes played (950).

2015 USA Basketball Women’s U19 World Championship Team: Helped lead the USA Basketball Team in the 2015 FIBA U19 World Championship to a gold medal in Chekhov, Russia with an 8-0 record ... averaged 11.1 points and 5.1 rebounds for USA, while starting all eight games ... scored 18 points in the gold medal game against Russia.

As a Freshman (2014-15): Came in as a rookie and made an immediate impact with the Blue Devils, starting 26-of-33 games ... Full Court Second Team Freshman All-America ... an All-ACC Second Team selection by the Blue Ribbon Panel ... All-ACC Freshman honoree by both the Blue Ribbon Panel and the league coaches ... received USBWA National Freshman of the Week accolades on Feb. 10 and Dec. 23 ... earned ACC Freshman of the Week honors four times ... pulled down 271 rebounds to tie for eighth on the Duke single-season rebound list ... her 120 offensive rebounds ranked tied seventh and her 10 double-doubles ranked tied eighth ... averaged 14.1 points, 8.2 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.1 steals ... her 14.1 points per game average led all ACC freshmen ... ranked 40th nationally with a 51.2 field goal percentage ... notched 10 double-doubles and five games with 20 or more points ... her 120 offensive rebounds tied for first nationally among freshmen ... in the ACC stats, ranked 13th in scoring (14.1), eighth in rebounding (8.2), eighth in field goal percentage (51.2) and sixth in offensive rebounds (3.6) ... netted a career-high 24 points on two different occasions against Boston College and Wake Forest ... pulled down a career-high 14 rebounds at Virginia ... drained 13 three-pointers and blocked 30 shots ... pulled down double-digit rebounds in six out of the final 10 games of the season ... scored double-digits in the final 14 contests to conclude the year ... totaled double-doubles in three straight games becoming only the second freshman in Duke history to accomplish that feat ... opened her career with a double-double at Alabama with 10 points and 10 rebounds ... hit a career-high 8-of-8 from the free throw line in the ACC Tournament against Wake Forest ... missed one game (Stony Brook) due to a foot injury.

Ranking: No. 57 (Prospect Nation), No. 55 (Blue Star), No. 27 (ASGR), No. 23 (Girls Basketball Report/HoopGurlz)

High School/AAU: Parade Magazine All-America as a senior ... 2014 SWAC Player of the Year and North Carolina District 5 Player of the Year selection ... 2014 USA Today All-North Carolina First Team, Associated Press All-State, All-SWAC First Team and North Carolina Basketball Coaches Association All-State First Team selection ... WBCA High School All-America Honorable Mention ... compiled 1,550 points, 789 rebounds and 145 blocked shots over her high school career ... as a senior, averaged 29.6 points, 18.1 rebounds, 3.3 blocks, 1.8 assists and 1.1 steals ... posted 21 double-doubles, including 12 straight to open the season ... led Cary to a 28-4 record and the 2014 SWAC championship ... scored 40 or more points in three games, 30 or more points in 12 games and 20 or more points in 20 games ... scored a season-high 47 points, grabbed 17 rebounds and had five blocks in her final high school game against Riverside ... pulled down a season-high 29 rebounds versus Athens Drive ... had nine games with 20 or more rebounds ... ranked the No. 2 recruit in the state of North Carolina by the Raleigh News & Observer heading into her senior campaign … named captain of her Cary H.S. squad as a sophomore and senior … collected career highs of 47 points, 25 rebounds, 15 blocks and 12 assists in high school … played in only seven games as a junior after suffering a broken left fibula … averaged 11.7 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.0 blocks, 1.0 assists and 1.0 steals …as a sophomore, averaged 16.0 points, 13.0 rebounds, 6.0 blocks and 5.0 assists … a 2012 All-SWAC Second Team honoree ... as a freshman, averaged 13.1 points, 8.0 rebounds, 4.0 blocks and 3.0 assists … earned 2011 All-SWAC First Team honors ... MVP of her high school team as a freshman and sophomore … played AAU for the Garner Flames … guided the Flames to a championship win in 2012 ... invited to try out for the 2014 USA Basketball U18 National Team.

Personal: Full name is Azurá Breeona Stevens … born on February 1, 1996 in Pawtucket, R.I. … daughter of Damon and Kaasha Stevens … has two sisters, Da’Shena (26) and Kayla (16) … her sister, Da’Shena played basketball at St. John’s (2008-12)  and is now an assistant coach with the Red Storm … participated in The Miracle League of the Triangle as a sophomore and junior ... an All-Academic selection each of her four years at high school ... a 2015-16 ACC Honor Roll selection.
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