COLUMBUS, OH - MARCH 30: Jazmine Jones #23 and Asia Durr #25 of the Louisville Cardinals celebrate the play against the Mississippi State Lady Bulldogs during the second half in the semifinals of the 2018 NCAA Women's Final Four at Nationwide Arena on March 30, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Photo: Andy Lyons/Getty Images
Photo: Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Douglasville’s Asia Durr selected second in WNBA draft

One-time metro Atlanta prep star Asia Durr was the second player drafted in the WNBA Draft on Wednesday night, by the New York Liberty. 

“She brings the killer instinct to this team that I think is going to be a welcome addition,” said Jonathan Kolb, general manager of the New York Liberty. 

Durr, a 5-foot-10 guard, played collegiately at Louisville, where she finished with 2,485 points and 374 made 3-pointers. She ranks first overall in the ACC in made 3-pointers, and fifth in points. She averaged 21.2 points per game during her final season at Louisville. 

“I think the game has really slowed down for her,” Kolb said. “I think she sees things ahead of time, in ways that other players might not, and it really helps her attack the wing. The other real impressive thing about her is when she attacks the wing, she keeps all options open until the last possible second. It’s a really versatile player that we are extremely excited to bring into our family.” 

Durr was named first-team AP All-American for two consecutive seasons, the first player in Louisville history to be so honored twice. She also earned back-to-back ACC Player of the Year honors in her junior and senior seasons.

The St. Pius grad as finished her high school career with 2,764 points and 706 rebounds, along with numerous awards. She helped lead the team to back-to-back Class AAA state championships during her sophomore and junior seasons.

Durr was the AJC’s state all-class co-player of the year in 2015.

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