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Lexie Brown, Rebecca Greenwell
Blue Devils Earn Naismith & Wade Watch Accolades
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 11/29/2017
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DURHAM, N.C. – The Duke University tandem of Lexie Brown and Rebecca Greenwell received more national accolades Wednesday as the Citizen Naismith Trophy and “Wade Watch” candidates were released.

Brown was named one of 25 candidates for The Wade Trophy, while both Brown and Greenwell were two of 50 players to watch for the Citizen Naismith Player of the Year Trophy. The Duke duo received Naismith accolades for the third time in their career.

A 5-9 redshirt senior, Brown has opened her final collegiate season averaging 19.7 points, 5.2 assists, 3.2 steals and 4.0 rebounds. She has posted two games of 20 or more points, including a season-high 28 points on the road at Old Dominion. Brown, a product of Suwanee, Ga., currently ranks third in the ACC in scoring, while also seventh in assists, tied fourth in steals and third in free throw percentage (91.4%).

Brown was selected to the “Wade Watch” list for the second straight year.

Greenwell, who hails from Owensboro, Ky., leads the ACC in three-point field goals made (21) and three-point field goal percentage (52.5%). The 6-1 guard is also averaging 16.5 points and 7.2 rebounds, while ranks 11th and tied 17th, respectively, in the ACC. Over the last three games, Greenwell has been on a tear averaging 20.3 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.7 steals. She has hit 15-of-26 three-pointers for a 57.7 percentage.

Brown and Greenwell are currently ranked as the seventh-best scoring backcourt among power five conference teams averaging 36.2 points a contest.

The 14th-ranked Blue Devils feature a week where they host eighth-ranked Ohio State and travel to fourth-ranked South Carolina. Duke will welcome the Buckeyes to Cameron Indoor Stadium Thursday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m., live on ESPN2.


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