It's been a tough year for the Duke this past year, and the program has suffered another blow, as star Azurá Stevens and Angela Salvadores are leaving the program, according to sources.
Azurá Stevens and her parents went to the Duke coaches' offices on Thursday to inform them she is transferring from the University.
This is a definitely a tough setback for the Blue Devils, as this past season she was the team leading scorer in points and rebounds. Since Stevens stepped foot on the Duke campus, she has made an impact.
The sophomore forward started in all 25 games that she played this season, after missing games due to a foot injury. She averaged 18.9 points (second in ACC), 9.6 rebounds (leader of ACC), 2.1 blocks, 1.6 assists and 1.3 steals on the season.
At the conclusion of the season, she was named to the AP All-American Honorable Mention Team, WBCA All-Region I team, a selection for the Wade Watch list, All-ACC First team, All-ACC Defensive Team and All-ACC Tournament Second Team.
As a freshman last season, Stevens collected six Duke freshman records in field goals made (194 - tied), rebounds (271), offensive rebounds (120), double-figure scoring games (28 - tied), double-doubles (10 - tied) and double-figure rebound games (12).
Freshman guard Angela Salvadores also has informed Duke that she will be leaving to start her professional basketball career. The freshman started in 15 of the 29 games she played in this season. Salvadores averaged 8.7 points, 2.8 rebounds, 3.3 assist and 1.2 steals per game.
Salvadores is a native of Spain. In 2015, she led Spain's U18 World Championship Team to the gold medal game and was named MVP in Slovenia with averages of 20 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 2.3 assists in eight games.
In the championship game against France, she scored 27 points and against Italy posted 31 points during the tournament. She also led the Spain U19 World Championship Team to the bronze medal contest where they lost to Australia, however, she scored 18.4 points per game, 4.3 assist, 4.1 rebounds and 2.0 steals in the tournament.