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Queen Egbo of Baylor Declares for 2022 WNBA Draft

NCAA Basketball: Oklahoma State at Texas Tech

Baylor center Queen Egbo will forego her final year of college eligibility and declare for the 2022 WNBA Draft, which will be held next month.

Egbo had an additional year of eligibility due to the extra year the NCAA provided to all players due to COVID-19. Egbo was classified as a senior and had to decide if she would return.

She announced her decision on social media on Sunday afternoon.

 

Egbo, 6-foot-3, played four seasons for the Bears. She was a part of the Bears’ 2019 national championship team. She was a part of four Big 12 regular-season champions and three Big 12 Tournament championships.

Egbo and the Bears were eliminated in the second round of the NCAA Tournament by South Dakota.

As a freshman, she was selected as an All-Big 12 Freshman. As a sophomore, she was named the Big 12 Sixth Player of the Year. As a junior, she earned All-Big 12 Honorable Mention selection. As a senior she was named an All-Big 12 Honorable Mention.

This past season Egbo had 11 points and 8.4 rebounds per game, with her scoring fourth-best on the team and her rebounding second-best on the team behind Big 12 Player of the Year NaLyssa Smith.

Justwomenssports.com considers Egbo among the Top 50 players in the WNBA Draft. ESPN put Egbo at No. 8 in its first-round mock draft last week.

Egbo is one of three players the Bears are expected to lose. Guard Jordan Lewis is out of eligibility. Smith is expected to forego her COVID-19 eligibility and declare for the WNBA Draft, as she is considered by some to be the potential No. 1 overall pick.

You can find Matthew Postins on Twitter @PostinsPostcard.

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