Duke’s Azura Stevens on ‘Wade Watch’ list

Duke University sophomore Azurá Stevens has been named one of 30 student-athletes to the 2015-16 “Wade Watch” list, which was released by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Friday.

The Wade Trophy is presented to the nation’s most outstanding NCAA® Division I women’s basketball player each year.

Stevens, from Raleigh, has averaged 18.9 points, 9.6 rebounds, 2.1 blocks, 1.6 assists and 1.3 steals.

After missing seven games, Stevens returned to the ACC Tournament and in two contests she led the field with a 12.5 rebounds average, while compiling averages of 16.5 points, 1.0 blocks and 1.0 steals. The 6-6 matchup nightmare was named to the All-ACC Tournament second team.

In ACC games only, Stevens totaled an ACC-best 20.4 points and 10.1 rebounds in nine contests. She registered five double-doubles in the nine league games. Stevens is also a Naismith, USBWA and John R. Wooden Award candidate for National Player of the Year.


Raleigh Sports Club: Ryan McGee will be the guest speaker at the Raleigh Sports Club on Wednesday. McGee is a senior editor of ESPN - the Magazine and covers NCAA Baseball, NCAA Football and NASCAR.

Meetings are held in Bradley Hall in Highland UMC, 1901 Ridge Road at the intersection of Lake Boone Trail, just inside the Raleigh Beltline. Doors open at 10:50 a.m. Buffet lines open at 11:30 am and the meeting is at Noon until 1:00 pm. Attendance fee is $15 for members and $25 for guests. Checks and cash accepted. Door Prizes and pick sheets will be available.


NC State: The No. 8 Wolfpack stumbled to a 7-0 loss on Friday at Doak Field at Dail Park, snapping a nine-game win streak.

UNC: The Tar Heels extended their winning streak to 10 games after a 14-2 drubbing of the Pittsburgh Panthers on Friday afternoon.

Track & Field

UNC: The Tar Heel program will be represented at the NCAA Division I Track and Field Championships Friday and Saturday by AJ Hicks and Nicole Greene.

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