Elite prospect Queen Egbo joins the crowd headed to Baylor
The Baylor bonanza on the recruiting trail continued Tuesday when Queen Egbo gave a verbal commitment to the Lady Bears and became the fifth prospect in the espnW HoopGurlz Top 100 who is heading to Waco.
Egbo, a 6-foot-3 center at Travis (Richmond, Texas) and the No. 15 national prospect, had also been considering Texas, Florida State and Mississippi State. Until, that is, she made her official visit to Baylor over the weekend.
"My decision came down to Florida State and Baylor," she said. "I knew I could see myself at Baylor for the next four years, but I wanted to go to a school where I would get challenged, forced to become a better person and a better player. The great people at Baylor will make me better. When I was younger, I wanted to go to Baylor. When I saw things for myself this past weekend, then I knew."
Egbo is an athletic interior prospect who combines power and grace. She's an explosive leaper who can elevate over defenders and deliver with a feathery touch. She averaged 17.5 points, 13.5 rebounds and 4.5 blocks last season as a junior at Travis.
Egbo sees herself fitting into the top-rated class for 2018 as an aggressive defender and rebounder. And she knows there's still room for improvement.
"I see the coaching staff helping me to become a complete player, working together for that day when we get to a Final Four," she said.
Baylor coach Kim Mulkey also has verbal commitments from No. 4 Aquira DeCosta, a 6-2 wing; No. 8 NaLyssa Smith, a 6-2 forward; No. 18 Honesty Scott-Grayson, a 5-10 point guard; and No. 28 Caitlin Bickle, a 6-1 wing.
The early signing period opens Nov. 8.