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'L'il Dawkins' leaves behind large legacy at Duke

Updated: April 3, 2004, 8:52 PM ET
By Eric Adelson | ESPN Magazine

NEW ORLEANS -- Time for some perspective on the career of Alana Beard.

Before she was the AP Player of the Year, before she was the highest scorer -- male or female -- in Duke history, before she was the first woman to get her number retired at her school, Beard was "L'il Dawkins."

She got the nickname from Johnny Dawkins himself four years ago, when the Duke legend saw the sweet-shooting lefty sink a running J in the shadows of a darkened Cameron Indoor Stadium.

The nickname ...

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