Fresno State women’s basketball center Bego Faz Davalos, a key cog in the Bulldogs’ postseason successes the past three years, is leaving to play her senior year at Duke as a graduate transfer.
Duke announced the transfer. Monday afternoon, Fresno State released a statement from coach Jaime White: “We are sad to see Bego leave. We have had many discussions with Bego and in the end she couldn’t pass up this opportunity. We appreciate what she has done for Fresno State women’s basketball and wish her the best.”
In a statement released by Fresno State, Faz Davalos said, “Fresno State is my second home and I felt welcomed each and every time I stepped on the court. You made me love Fresno State and I will forever be a Bulldog. I love my teammates, coaches and this program. Because of Fresno State I have received an opportunity to further my education in a way that will assist in my career aspirations long after my basketball career is over.”
Faz Davalos is the two-time reigning Mountain West Conference Defensive Player of the Year. The 6-foot-3 center from San Luis Potosi, Mexico, averaged 14.6 points, 11.2 rebounds (seventh-best in the nation) and 3.5 blocks (fourth-best in the nation) her junior season for Fresno State, helping the Bulldogs reach the Mountain West tournament final.
Duke said Faz Davalos will graduate this week with a degree in business administration marketing.