Let’s take a look at how the Duke alumni have done this season:
Alana Beard: She finished the regular season averaging 30.8 minutes per game. She scored 11.4 points per game and made 43.6% of her shots.
The LA Sparks have advanced to the Western Conference Finals with a sweep over the San Antonio Silver Stars. Beard started both games and averaged 32.5 minutes. She lit up the Silver Stars by averaging 17.5 points and shooting over 60% from the field.
The Western Conference Finals begin on Thursday, as the Sparks face the top team in the league, the Minnesota Lynx. Game 1 will be broadcast live on ESPN2.
Karima Christmas: After being traded to the Indiana Fever, she played in 16 games off the bench for the Eastern Conference Finals participant. She has not played in a playoff game yet, but the Finals begin on Friday night on ESPN2.
During the regular season, Christmas averaged just 2.9 points in 10.9 minutes with the Fever. In her final game on September 23rd, she scored ten points and hauled in seven rebounds in a Fever victory.
Mistie Mims: As a member of Eastern Conference finalist Connecticut Sun, she averaged eight points and 4.5 rebounds over 18.7 minutes (ten starts in 32 games).
Mims played in both games of the Eastern Conference semifinals, as the Sun swept the NY Liberty. So far in the postseason, she is averaging seven points and 4.5 rebounds in 16 minutes. Pretty similar to her regular season stats.