This years Duke women’s basketball team will battle injuries all season long, with quite a few set to hamper the Blue Devils from the very beginning.
The biggest is to preseason All-American second teamer Elizabeth Williams, as the stress fracture in her leg still hasn’t healed and may not fully heal until after the Christmas break. However, the Blue Devils still have top talent on their current team, including fellow All-American second teamer Chelsea Gray.
Check out this ESPN article on the Duke duo.
However, the future beyond this season is also bright for Duke. Coach P brought in two McDonald’s All-Americans this season in Alexis Jones and Sierra Moore (along with the red-shirting Katie Heckman). The Blue Devils only have one senior (Allison Vernerey), but Coach P is bringing in yet another loaded freshman class.
It was announced on Thursday that the number 12 prospect in the 2013 class, Kendall Cooper, is heading to Duke. She is one of four Top 100 players set to join the Blue Devils next season. Cooper is a 6’3 post player from California. She will be joined by guard Rebecca Greenwell from Kentucky (the sixth overall prospect), forward Oderah Chidom from California (the tenth overall prospect), and point guard Kianna Howard (the 32nd overall prospect).