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UConn’s Stevens declares for WNBA Draft

April 2, 2018 GMT

UConn women’s basketball redshirt junior Azurá Stevens will forego her last year of eligibility and declare for the WNBA draft.

“I’d like to thank the coaches, my teammates and the fans at the University of Connecticut for helping me grow and supporting me as a player,” Stevens said. “I will miss this program and all that it has been to me. It’s been a lifelong dream for me to play in the WNBA, and I’m excited for this opportunity God has presented me with.”

“We wish Azurá nothing but the best and we’re going to be there to support her in any way we can,” head coach Geno Auriemma said. “Z and her family have given this a lot of thought and feel this is the right time to pursue this.”

In her only season playing at UConn, Stevens averaged 14.7 points per game 7.4 rebounds per game. She was named the American Athletic Conference Newcomer and Sixth Player of the Year and the conference tournament Most Outstanding Performer.