NEW YORK—July 7, 2020—The New York Liberty announced today that second-year guard Asia Durr will miss the 2020 WNBA Season.
“Asia worked extremely hard this offseason to put herself in position to take a major leap forward in her second WNBA season,” said Liberty General Manager Jonathan Kolb. “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 selected second overall in the 2019 WNBA Draft out of University of Louisville. Despite having her rookie campaign cut short by injury, Durr averaged 9.7 points per game starting in 15 of her 18 appearances.
The Georgia native showcased her skills most notably on June 20, 2019 when she dropped a career-high 20 points on 63% shooting from the field in the Liberty’s win over the Minnesota Lynx. One week later, Durr followed up her career-high performance with a 19-point night in Chicago, where she shot 3-3 from beyond the arc.