Duke basketball: Haley Gorecki named as AP Honorable Mention selection

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Duke basketball's Haley Gorecki (Photo by Andy Mead/ISI Photos/Getty Images)

The star of the Duke basketball team, Haley Gorecki, was named as a selection to the Associated Press Honorable Mention team after her stellar senior season in Durham.

Unfortunately, Haley Gorecki's time at Duke was ravished by injury, causing her to miss the NCAA Tournament in her earlier seasons.

However, the senior was putting together one of the best seasons in the ACC and had turned around a Duke season that looked to be slipping away earlier in the season.

Gorecki was snubbed of the conference's Player of the Year Award but had the Blue Devils in prime position to return to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since the 2017-18 season.

Duke earned the No. 3 seed in the ACC Tournament and a late run by Boston College downed the Lady Blue Devils in their first game of the postseason, but no one expected that it would be the last game of the season for Gorecki and her teammates.

Due to concerns regarding the outbreak of COVID-19 in the United States, Gorecki's college career was cut short and she never had the chance to suit up in the NCAA Tournament.

The Palatine, Illinois, native averaged 18.5 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 4.4 assists per game on 39.7 percent from the field and 33.7 percent from 3-point range.

With emotions running high, Gorecki said her goodbyes to Duke and the women's basketball program on her Instagram.

Being rewarded for her outstanding season, Haley Gorecki was named to the All-American Honorable Mention team as voted by members of the Associated Press.

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She was also named to the All-ACC First Team and All-ACC Defensive Team at the conclusion of the regular season.

Haley Gorecki is projected to be selected in the WNBA Draft that is scheduled to be held in New York on April 17, 2020, although that has come into serious question as of right now.

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