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Kim Mulkey and the Lady Bears picked up their fifth commitment of 2017 Tuesday evening from Queen Egbo.

Staff photo — Michael Bancale, file

The Lady Bears added another five-star recruit Tuesday evening as Queen Egbo announced on Twitter her verbal commitment to continue her basketball career at Baylor.

Egbo, a 6-foot-3 forward at Travis High School in Richmond, Texas, is the 15th ranked player overall in the country and the No. 4 forward in the nation according to ESPN HoopGurlz. She chose Baylor over the likes of Texas, Florida State and Mississippi State.

“I’m truly excited to announce the school I’ll be calling my home for the next four years,” Egbo wrote. “But first, I’d like to thank God for granting me with so many opportunities on and off the court. I’d also love to thank my AAU and high school coaches, Coach Chris and Coach Ellison, for helping develop into the athlete I am today. Without them I wouldn’t be here. Lastly, I want to thank all the colleges that’s spent time recruiting me and getting to know me as a person. Y’all believed in me and I wish nothing but the best for your programs. Without further notice, I’d like to announce my commitment to Baylor University.”

Egbo is the fifth prospect in the HoopGurlz Top 100 who committed to Baylor.

The Lady Bears also have verbal commitments from No. 4 Aquira DeCosta, No. 8 NaLyssa Smith, No. 18 Honesty Scott-Grayson and No. 28 Caitlin Bickle.

DeCosta, a 6-foot-2 forward from Sacramento, is the top ranked wing in the country. Scott-Grayson, a 5-foot-10 guard from Maryland, is ranked second in the nation in her position. Those two committed to Baylor in early October.

Smith, a 6-foot-2 forward from San Antonio, committed to Baylor in early September. She’s the third-ranked forward in the country.

Bickle, a 6-foot-1 wing from Arizona, is ranked fourth at her position. She committed to Baylor in mid-September.

The early signing period opens Nov. 8.

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