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Raleigh-Native Stevens Leaving UConn, Pursuing WNBA

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STORRS, Conn. — Raleigh-Native and UConn forward Azura Stevens is foregoing her senior season and entering the WNBA draft.

The 6-foot-6 junior transfer from Duke says she will miss UConn, but it has been a lifelong dream to play in the WNBA. UConn coach Geno Auriemma says the school will support Stevens “in any way we can.”

Stevens averaged 14.7 points and 7.5 rebounds during her one year at UConn. The Huskies’ season ended Friday night with a loss to Notre Dame in the NCAA semifinals. It was UConn’s only loss this season.

While at Duke, Stevens averaged 18.9 points and 9.6 rebounds a game and was named to the ACC’s all-conference first team.

This season Stevens was named the American Athletic Conference newcomer and sixth player of the year and the outstanding performer in the conference tournament. She had one year of eligibility remaining.

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Lawrence Davis III
Lawrence Davis, a Durham, North Carolina native, is a Sports Editor/Writer and Webmaster. The High Point University Alum has been writing for the magazine since 2013, covering Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC), and Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) sports year round, as well as the Durham Bulls (Triple-A) baseball team in spring and summer. Davis is also the Head Coach of the Sanderson High School Varsity Lacrosse team in Raleigh NC, leading his team to numerous school records in only four years with the program. Davis still manages to assist in the organization and facilitation of the Annual NC MLK/Black History Month Parade, Annual NC Juneteenth Celebration, Spectacular Magazine Men of the Year and Spectacular Magazine Women of the Year award programs, among other events. Despite his busy schedule, Lawrence has built and maintains the Spectacular Magazine website and social media. @lawdavis13

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