Duke incoming women’s basketball freshmen Haley Gorecki and Kyra Lambert have been named to the Parade High School All-America team.
Gorecki, from Palatine, Ill., averaged 23.4 points, 7.2 rebounds, 3.7 steals and 3.2 assists as a senior. The 6-foot-0 guard was also selected as the Chicago Sun-Times Player of the Year, while shooting 46.8 percent from the field and 78.3 percent from the free-throw line.
The Illinois Gatorade Player of the Year, Gorecki guided her Fremd High team to a 29-5 record and an appearance in the Class 4A state championship game this past season.
Lambert, from Cibolo, Texas, averaged 25.8 points, 6.6 rebounds, 4.5 steals and 2.7 assists on the season at Samuel Clemens High. The 5-9 point guard turned in a season-high 50 points Dec. 16 against East Central as she hit 22-of-36 field goals with nine rebounds and three assists.
Duke: Duke incoming freshman Luke Kennard was named the Parade National Player of the Year, while Brandon Ingram joined him on the outlet’s All-America team.
Kennard is the third straight Duke recruit (Jahlil Okafor - 2014; Semi Ojeleye - 2013) to earn Parade National POTY honors, while he and Ingram are the 76th and 77th Blue Devil commits to receive Parade All-America accolades.
Duke: Freshman Jake Shuman shot a Duke freshman NCAA championship record 3-under 69 to pace Duke to a nine-over 297. The Blue Devils used a strong finish to close the day 13th in the 30-team field.
Duke: Celine Boutier and Leona Maguire have been selected WGCA First Team All-America, while coach Dan Brooks earned WGCA East Region Coach of the Year for the ninth time in his 31 years at Duke.
Track & Field
Duke: Erica Brand (women’s discus) and Thomas Lang (men’s javelin) earned trips to the NCAA Outdoor Championships on the second day of the NCAA East Preliminary Round in Jacksonville, Fla.