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Azurá Stevens

As of March 24, 2022.

USA Basketball Notes

  • Gold Medal: 2015 FIBA U19 World Championship.
  • Scheduled to take part in the 2022 USA National Team's spring minicamp March 30-April 2 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • Participated in the 2017 USA U23 National Team Training Camp.
  • Member of the 2015 USA Basketball U19 World Championship team that captured the gold medal with a perfect 7-0 record at 2015 FIBA U19 World Championship in Chekhov, Russia.
  • Participated in the 2014 USA U18 National Team Trials. 

Professional Notes

  • Drafted: No. 6 by the Dallas Wings in 2018; traded to the Chicago Sky ahead of the 2020 season.
  • WNBA champion: 2021.
  • WNBA All-Rookie Team: 2018.
  • Missed most of the 2019 season due to a foot injury.
  • Played in the off season in China and Russia.

College Honors

  • All-American Athletic Conference second team (2018).
  • AAC Newcomer of the Year (2018).
  • AAC Sixth Player of the Year (2018).
  • All-Atlantic Coast Conference first (2016) and second team (2015).
  • ACC All-Freshman Team (2015).

College Notes

  • Sat out the 2016-17 season after transferring to the University of Connecticut and in 2017-18, averaged 14.7 ppg. and 7.4 rpg. to help UConn to a 36-1 record, a perfect 16-0 mark in conference play and the 2018 NCAA Final Four.
  • Averaged 18.9 ppg. and 9.6 rpg. as a sophomore in 2015-16 as Duke finished the season with a 20-12 record.
  • As a freshman in 2014-15, helped lead Duke University to a 23-11 record and the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16.
  • Averaged team second-bests of 14.1 ppg. and 8.2 rpg., while 14.1 points, 8.2 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.1 steals
  • Duke freshman records for field goals made (194), rebounds (271), offensive rebounds (120), double-figure scoring games (28), double-doubles (10) and double-figure rebound games (12).
 

High School Honors

  • Parade Magazine High School All-America Team (2014).
  • WBCA High School All-America honorable mention (2014). 
  • USA Today All-North Carolina first team (2014).
  • Southwest Wake Athletic Conference Player of the Year and All-SWAC first team (2014).
  • North Carolina District 5 Player of the Year (2014). 
  • Associated Press All-State (2014). 
  • North Carolina Basketball Coaches Association All-State first team (2014).
  • All-SWAC second team (2012) and All-SWAC first team (2011). 

High School Notes

  • Attended Cary High School (N.C.), where she amassed 1,550 points, 789 rebounds and 145 blocked shots in her prep career, despite sitting out four months as a junior due to injury.
  • As a senior, aided Cary to a 28-4 record and the 2014 Southwest Wake Athletic Conference championship; started 24 of 26 games and averaged approximately 30.0 ppg., 20.0 rpg. and 4.0 bpg.
  • Sidelined for four months during her junior year after suffering a broken left fibula; played in her team’s last five games and averaged approximately 12.0 ppg. and 8.0 rpg. 
  • Averaged approximately 16.0 ppg. and 13.0 ppg. as a sophomore in 2011-12 and 13 ppg. and 8.0 rpg. as a freshman in 2010-11.
  • Posted single-game career-highs of 47 points and 28 rebounds.

Personal Notes

  • Born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.
  • Daughter of Kaasha and Damon Stevens, has two sisters, Da’Shena (24) and Kayla (15).
  • Sister Da’Shea played basketball at St. John’s University.
  • Grandfather, Mark Stevens Sr., and uncle, Mark Stevens Jr., are both retired from the U.S. Army. 
  • Was an all-academic selection all four years of high school.

The Inside Scoop

  • Started playing basketball when she was 7.
  • Favorite USA National Team athletes: Kevin Durant, Elena Delle Donne and Candace Parker.
  • Is undecided on her major.
  • Favorite Twitter account: @FunnyVines.
  • Favorite superhero: Batman.
  • Top three movies of all time: God Is not Dead, Toy Story and Gravity.
  • Must-have pregame meal or snack: fruit.
  • Has two dogs, Razzle and Carmela, who are a Jack Russell terrier and Chihuahua mix.
  • Favorite app: Vine.
  • Favorite sport other than basketball: football.
  • Favorite class: Intro to linguistics.
  • Favorite basketball player of all time: Kevin Durant.
  • Favorite basketball team: Oklahoma City Thunder.
  • Favorite Olympian: Kevin Durant. 
  • Best player ever faced: Dearica Hamby.
  • Last book read for pleasure: Crazy Love.
  • Would compare her game to: Elena Delle Donne.
  • Wears No. 1 because: it represents long and lean.
  • Away from the court, enjoys: reading.
  • Most people don’t know: she can play the clarinet.
  • Has never traveled outside the United States.

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