The University of Connecticut announced today they will be welcoming Azurá Stevens to their team. Stevens left Duke University following this past season not happy with what was going on at the university.
Duke is currently being investigated for allegations of Coach P mistreating players. Stevens will sit out the 2016-2017 season due to NCAA transferring rules.
Geno Auriemma had this to say with the addition of Stevens:
"We don't usually get involved in transfer situations, but this particular one was intriguing. Getting the chance to speak with Azurá and having her on campus to meet with the coaches and the players really convinced us and her that this was the right place for her going forward.
"We are excited and anxious to get Azurá up here and start summer school and look forward to her being a part of our team."
Auriemma is not the only one excited to have Stevens joining the program and getting started this summer.
Stevens told the university, "Words can't express how excited I am to have this opportunity to be part of the UConn family. I appreciate the hospitality that my teammates and coaches showed to me this weekend.
"I am eager to start my new journey with the Huskies and can't wait to get back up to Storrs this summer! Go Huskies!"
This past season, Stevens was an All-ACC First team selection. She averaged 18.9 points, and 9.6 rebounds per game, making her the second leading scorer in the conference and led the ACC in rebounds.
She was named an 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 at the end of the 2015-2016 season.