Kara Lawson has her first recruit as Duke’s head coach: Sara Anastasieska, who started at Cal, will join the Blue Devils as a sixth-year grad student.
The 5-11 native of Australia averaged 7.8 ppg last season for Cal. So why Duke?
“I was looking for somewhere where I could get an elite and prestigious graduate degree whilst playing very high-level basketball. Duke basketball speaks for itself. Coach (Joanne P. McCallie) has developed so many pros and has led the team to multiple NCAA tournaments. The elite degree coupled with the high-level basketball will provide me with many different avenues within the pros and the business world.”
We’re hoping she’s clear on who’s coaching Duke now but other than that, Mazel tov.
Note: as Jim Sumner tells us, she was originally recruited by McCallie then stayed with Duke when Lawson took over.