New York Liberty guard Asia Durr to miss 2020 WNBA season due to recovering from COVID-19
The New York Liberty announced that second-year guard Asia Durr will miss the 2020 WNBA Season. Durr announced via social media that she tested positive for COVID-19 on June 8.
She is the twelfth player to announce since the beginning of June that they will skip the season. Seven WNBA players tested positive for the coronavirus over the last week as team training camps begin at IMG Academy in Florida where the league will hold a 22-game season beginning at the end of the month.
“Asia worked extremely hard this offseason to put herself in position to take a major leap forward in her second WNBA season,” Liberty General Manager Jonathan Kolb said. “While we are disappointed that we will need to wait a bit longer to see her emerge as one of the bright young players in the game, we fully recognize and support the difficult decision she had to make amidst unprecedented circumstances. Brooklyn will be ready for her in 2021.”
Durr was the second overall pick in the 2019 WNBA Draft out of Louisville. She averaged 9.7 points per game starting in 15 of her 18 appearances last season.
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— Asia Durr (@A_Hooper25) July 7, 2020