Duke women's basketball adds graduate transfer Davalos to next year's frontcourt
After losing both of their starting frontcourt players to graduation, the Blue Devils took an important step toward filling their void in the post with more experience Monday morning.
Fresno State's Bego Faz Davalos will graduate and transfer to Duke, where she will be immediately eligible next season as a graduate student, the program confirmed in a press release. The news was first reported by the Durham Herald-Sun's Steve Wiseman.
The 6-foot-3 center averaged a double-double with 14.6 points and 11.2 rebounds per game last season for the Bulldogs, leading Fresno State to an 18-15 overall record. She will likely be the focal point in the post right away for a team that will need to replace forwards Oderah Chidom and Kendall Cooper.
"We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Bego and her family to the Duke family," head coach Joanne P. McCallie said in the press release. "Bego is a tremendous person, a great student and a terrific basketball player who loves to play physically, can rebound aggressively, likes to block shots and scores consistently as well."
Senior Erin Mathias, freshman Madison Treece and redshirt freshman Emily Schubert will round out the Blue Devil frontcourt.
Davalos—who has just one year of eligibility remaining—will enroll in the Fuqua School of Business' one-year Markets and Management Studies master's program, joining returning guards Lexie Brown and Rebecca Greenwell.