DURHAM, N.C. – With exams complete and the final stamp being put on the 2018-19 campaign, we move on to the summer. WNBA training camps opened over the weekend with a great group of Blue Devils looking to make rosters professionally.
Tweet of the Week
Thrilled to welcome Nish back home and to elevate Jim to assistant. The success Nish has had speaks for itself. We are so excited to have her back! Jim’s experience, work ethic and loyalty also makes this a natural transition. Back to work! 💙😈https://t.co/1nQdVbhbNk— Joanne P. McCallie (@CoachPDuke) May 3, 2019
Blue Devils Elevate Corrigan, Add Wanisha Smith as Assistant Coaches
BREAKING: @CoachPDuke Announces Staff Changes— Duke Women’s Basketball (@DukeWBB) May 3, 2019
New assistant coaches:
🔵 Jim Corrigan (‘80)
😈 Wanisha Smith (‘08)
Our offices have been buzzing with excitement. Can’t wait to get things going in Durham. 🏀🏰https://t.co/I6cEW3zVOd
New Handle ➡️➡️➡️ duke_im_back 😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈😈— Wanisha Smith (@duke_im_back) May 3, 2019
WNBA Training Camps Open
All WNBA teams opened training camps over the weekend with seven Blue Devils looking to make rosters for the 2019 campaign. Lexie Brown, Jasmine Thomas, Karima Christmas, Alana Beard, Chelsea Gray, Haley Peters and Elizabeth Williams are the Duke alums competing for spots.
Introductions for faces new and old... pic.twitter.com/45r8vRX4Sp— Minnesota Lynx (@minnesotalynx) May 5, 2019
20 Games WNBA Games to be Aired on Twitter
OFFICIAL: 2⃣0⃣ live regular-season games will be streamed on @Twitter during the 2019 season, marking the third consecutive year that the league’s games will be available on the platform!— WNBA (@WNBA) May 1, 2019
Full release: https://t.co/ibGlVvBBSP pic.twitter.com/mCUz8SyGGb
Adams Suffers Knee Injury in Offseason Workouts
NEWS: Jayda Adams suffered a knee injury in the offseason and will have surgery to address an ACL tear. The comeback will be real. We’ve got your back, J. ✊💙 pic.twitter.com/raDf21R7Dg— Duke Women’s Basketball (@DukeWBB) May 1, 2019
Duke Alumna Lexie Brown Takes Down former Collegiate Men's Player
Duke Alumna Chelsea Gray Signs with LA Sparks
Alumni Overseas Update
Elizabeth Williams, ‘15
Williams collected 13 points and nine rebounds in an 82-72 victory in the semifinals over Duke alumna Chelsea Gray's Cukurova squad. Williams' team ended up eventually falling to Gray's squad in the semifinals to conclude her season.
Haley Peters, '14
Peters notched 14 points, but her Charleville squad was eliminated with a 73-68 defeat in game two of the semifinals.
Chelsea Gray, '14
Gray collected 20 points in game four of the semifinals in Turkey to lead her team on to the finals. They knocked off Duke alumna Elizabeth Williams.
Oderah Chidom, '17
Chidom collected nine points and 13 rebounds in a 92-67 victory in the third place series in Greece. Chidom's team eventually dropped a 91-67 decision in the third place series to conclude their season. Chidom had 10 points and eight rebounds in the final game.
Kathleen Scheer, '12
Scheer posted 21 points and six rebounds totaled an 82-79 win over Knox.