DURHAM, N.C. - The WNBA season is underway and in full swing as seven former Blue Devils are under the spotlight with four different professional teams. Keep up to date on the notebook for updates on Duke in the WNBA.
Tweet of the Week…
Our very own Jayda Adams celebrated a birthday last week. These pictures are a strong indication on how excited we are to see her and the rest of the Blue Devils back in action this year!
Happy Birthday J🐰yda! 😄🥳 pic.twitter.com/a5D2hfvXYv— Duke Women’s Basketball (@DukeWBB) May 28, 2019
Beard Throws Out First Pitch at Dodgers Game
The Los Angeles Sparks signed autographs at the Dodgers game last week and the reigning two-time WNBA Defensive Player of the Year, Alana Beard, had the privilege of throwing out the first pitch. We would call that a strike as well!
Greenwell Pays It Forward
Despite rehabbing from a knee injury, former Splash Sister and WNBA draftee Rebecca Greenwell is spending her recovery hosting clinics to teach the game to the youth. With a teacher like that, we see a whole bunch of future sharpshooters in these pictures!
Chelsea Gray's Game Is "Different"
Entering her fourth year as a L.A. Spark, Gray has been receiving plaudits from around the league for her ability to take over. The two-time WNBA All-Star talks about her path to becoming one of the most "underrated players in the league."
“I’ve never had so many cases where people come to a game & afterward are like, ‘Yo, Chelsea Gray! She’s different!’ ...— Mirjam Swanson (@MirjamSwanson) May 30, 2019
dudes who are NBA players, they’re like, ‘Yooo. Her game is different!’ ”@cgray209 and the @LA_Sparks' home opener is Friday.
Brown's Got Range
Lexie Brown shows off her skills against the defending WNBA Champions. Brown finished with 10 points and four assists and helped the Lynx improve to 2-0.
🔊🔊🔊 - Podcast For The Drive To Work
Listen to Lexie Brown delve into her recruiting process, her time as a Blue Devil, her time in the WNBA and more...
Williams Owns The Paint
Check out Elizabeth Williams defend her basket with not one, not two, but three blocked shots in a single possession. 💪😤
Atlanta Dream - (1-2)
Williams (5.7 ppg/6.0 rpg in three starts), Peters (1.0 ppg/0.5 apg in two appearances, 6.0 mpg)
Connecticut Sun - (3-1)
Thomas (12.0 ppg/2.5 rpg/5.0 apg in four starts)
L.A. Sparks - (1-1)
Gray (12.0 ppg/3.0 rbg/4.0 apg in two starts), Beard (5.0 ppg/3.0 rbg/4.0 apg in her lone appearance)
Minnesota Lynx - (3-0)
Brown (8.0 ppg/2.0 apg in three bench appearances), Christmas-Kelly (ruled out for first three games-injury)
Need A New Music Playlist?
Lexie Brown took some time off of her second season in the league to sit down with espnW. The former Blue Devil shared how she gets ready for game days before and during warm-ups. Find the article and link to the Spotify playlist here.
Erin Mathias Finds Home In Italy
For the second straight season, Mathias will be donning the red and white colors of USE Scotti Empoli. The Italian club spent the season towards the bottom of the standings. With the help of the Duke alumna, Empoli remain in the Serie A1 league next season. The club's statement can be found here.