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Built4This Week: May 21
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Release: 05/21/2019
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DURHAM, N.C. - While still off campus, the team is working hard on improving for the upcoming season. Coming off her rookie season, Miela Goodchild is looking to play for the Australian Gems at the FIBA U-19 World Cup in July. It’s time to check out what the rest of the Blue Devils, past and present, were up to this past week.

 

Tweet of the Week…

 

The Recap…

Haley Gorecki Tabbed Top 12 Seniors for 2019-20

Haley Gorecki was named ESPN’s Top 12 Seniors for the upcoming season. Several season-ending injuries on the team put a lot of pressure on Gorecki, and she handled it by leading the Blue Devils in scoring, rebounds, assists, and steals.

Goodchild for Gems Selection Camp

The native for Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, has been named one of 17 athletes to attend the Australian Gems selection camp. The camp will be held from May 30 through June 2, the final team for the FIBA U-19 World Cup will be announced at the conclusion of the camp. Goodchild is coming off of a record-breaking rookie season with 73 three-pointers in 30 contests. The FIBA U-19 World Cup will be held in Thailand July 20-28.

 

Jade Williams’ Summer Plans

With consistency issues in her game, Jade Williams plans to take her off-season to improve her game and be a major contributor in her junior season. Williams will come back to Duke for the second semester of summer school as one of the most experienced players of the team. And while she has a lot to teach to the incoming class, she also still has a lot to learn. Williams plans on spending her time off working on her shooting, ball handling, and fitness, and has big plans for when she returns to Duke. Read the full article on Williams here.

 

Alumni Update…

Alana Beard Takes on the Franchise World

The four-time WNBA All-Star spent the past offseason interning at Next Play Capital, a venture capital firm in Los Angeles. Beard hopes to put her venture capitalist work towards serving women and re-allocating wealth between the sexes. Beard as always had business plans in the back of her mind, and plans to build a successful career outside of basketball as a franchise owner.

 

Alison Bales Inducted into Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame

Duke alum Alison Bales was inducted into the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame for her contribution at Beavercreek High School and Duke University. The 6-foot-7 center averaged 18 points and nine boards during her senior season at Beavercreek, sharing the Ohio Player of the Year award. She was a three-time USA Today All-American, and was one of the nation’s top shot blockers while at Duke and in the NCAA.

 

Lexie Brown Goes Viral

Lexie Brown went viral on Twitter a couple of weeks ago when former Division II player Darius Moore challenged Brown in a game of 1-on-1, and was defeated by the new Lynx guard.

 

Duke Overseas…

Kathleen Scheer, ‘12

Sheer and the Nunawading Spectres’ defeated the 19th-ranked BA CoE, 83-57. Scheer had 22 points and 12 boards, while adding four assists and three blocks.

 

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