Despite missing the final four regular season games and the entire postseason for the Duke women’s basketball team, junior guard Chelsea Gray was honored as a member of the 10-player All-American team. She received her honor in New Orleans, the home of the women’s Final Four. It was her first All-American honor, but the seventh Blue Devil all-time.
Gray was joined on the All-American team by fellow ACC Player of the Year, Alyssa Thomas of Maryland. The rest of the All-American team is as follows: Skylar Diggins and Kayla McBride of Notre Dame, Stefanie Dolson and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis of UConn, Brittney Griner and Odyssey Sims of Baylor, Elena Delle Donne of Delaware, and Chiney Ogwumike of Stanford.
Gray is also a finalist for the Wooden Award and a USBWA Player of the Year candidate.
She was averaging 13.1 points, 5.6 assists, 5.4 rebounds, and 3.7 steals before getting hurt, as she led the Blue Devils to a 23-1 record. Without her, they lost to Miami on the road, won the ACC Tournament title (and regular season title), but lost in the Elite 8 to Notre Dame.
*Check out the women’s Final Four tonight on ESPN.