The start of the college basketball season is still 21 days away, but Douglasville native Asia Durr is pulling in several preseason awards.
Earlier this week, the Louisville point guard was selected as the ACC preseason player of the year by the league coaches.
In a separate panel of media representatives, Duke guard Lexie Brown, a Suwanee native, was named the preseason player of the year.
Joining Durr with the preseason honors were teammates Myisha Hines-Allen and Dana Evans from both the league’s coaches and the Blue Ribbon Panel, the conference’s media and sports information directors.
It is the second straight year that a Louisville player has earned ACC Player of the Year honors as Hines-Allen was tabbed for the honor last season as a junior.
Durr, a junior, is coming off her best season in a Cardinals’ uniform. She helped lead the team to a 29-8 overall record and 12-4 in the ACC, and a Sweet 16 appearance.
She averaged a team-leading 19.2 points, which ranked fourth in school history to go with 3.4 rebound average and 1.8 assists and 1.3 steal a game. Durr made 36 starts and shot 42 percent from the floor and 41 percent from 3-points range.
After the season, she was named first-team All-ACC and was honorable mention All-American.
This is the second preseason honor for Durr as she was one of 20 players in the nation named to the College Sports Madness Women’s Basketball Preseason All-American Team last week.
Last season, Durr became the school's 28th 1,000-point scorer and broke the program's single-season record with 119 3-pointers, while extending her school record for consecutive games with a trey to 39 contest.
As a team, Louisville was picked to finish runner-up to Notre Dame for the conference title.
The Cardinals open the season at home on Nov. 10 against Southeast Missouri in the first round of the Preseason Women’s National Invitational Tournament.
Durr and the Cardinals will play an ACC game at Georgia Tech on December 28 at 7 p.m.