2022 Player Review: Queen Egbo
Years Pro: 1
Drafted: By Indiana, first round, 2022 WNBA Draft (10th overall)
Overview: Entering as the 10th overall pick in the WNBA Draft, Queen Egbo took tremendous strides with the Indiana Fever in 2022. Egbo started 31 of 33 games played and averaged 7.2 points, 6.3 rebounds, 1.2 blocks and played 21.8 minutes per game during her rookie campaign. The 6-foot-4 center finished the season fifth in the league in blocks per game, and finished in the top five among WNBA rookies in points, rebounds, steals, blocks and minutes per game. Among Fever players in their first WNBA season, Egbo ended fourth all-time in franchise history with 209 rebounds. Egbo and Emily Engstler became the third and fourth Fever rookies to ever record at least 40 blocks in a debut season. Following the end of the season, Egbo and Fever forward NaLyssa Smith were both named to the WNBA All-Rookie Team. Egbo and Smith also joined Tamika Catchings and Teaira McCowan as the only rookies in franchise history to record multiple double-doubles in their rookie season.
May 13: Egbo and NaLyssa Smith teamed up for the greatest rebounding game recorded in franchise history, as Egbo finished with eight points and a career-high 14 rebounds as the Fever defeated the Liberty, 92-86, in overtime. Indiana pulled down a franchise best 57 rebounds on the night.
June 23: The first of two double-double performances from Egbo came with 12 points and 12 rebounds at the Dallas Wings.
July 1: At Seattle, Egbo tied a career-high with 14 points and 12 rebounds for her second double-double notched in a two-week stretch.
July 24: In the lone home game of the season against the Dallas Wings, Egbo added 14 points again on 5-of-8 shooting. Egbo ended the season with 12 games scoring in double figures.
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