Duke women’s basketball adds Schubert as late signee

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DURHAM, N.C. – Duke Blue Devils head coach Joanne P. McCallie announced the addition of six-foot-four-inch post player Emily Schubert during the late signing period on Saturday.

Schubert, from Elizabethton, Tenn., signed a national letter of intent and will be a freshman with the Blue Devils for the 2016-17 season.

“Emily is a rare multi-sport student athlete,” McCallie said.

“Her strong and very fundamental post game is enhanced greatly by her ability to compete in the 400/800 meters and discus in track. She is an exceptional student, while leading her high school class academically. We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Emily and her amazing family to our Duke family.”

Schubert attends Elizabethton High School where she averaged 11 points, eight rebounds and four blocks as a senior.

She earned all-region, all-district and all-conference accolades in her final year.

Over her career, Schubert led Elizabethton to a 124-10 record with four district, regional, and sectional titles, and helped her squad to Elizabethton’s first 2A State Championship in 2014.

Schubert will join fellow incoming freshman Leaonna Odom, a top-10 recruit and McDonald’s All-America selection on the roster in 2016-17 as the Blue Devils return three starters – senior Oderah Chidom, redshirt junior Rebecca Greenwell , and freshman Kyra Lambert.

Duke will also return freshmen Crystal Primm, Haley Gorecki, Faith Suggs, redshirt freshman Lyneé Belton and sophomore Erin Mathias.

The Blue Devils also look forward to All-America selection and Maryland transfer Lexie Brown stepping onto the court after redshirting this past season as well as an expecting the return of  junior forward Kendall Cooper.