Former Andover star headed to WNBA

Published: Apr. 17, 2020 at 11:12 PM CDT
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The Washington Mystics selected Jaylyn Agnew, a 2015 Andover graduate, as the 24th overall pick in the 2020 WNBA draft.

Ask her how she made it happen, and her answer is simple.

"Hard work," Agnew said in a Zoom call just hours before the start of the draft. "Especially when people aren't watching, that's how you make the most of it."

In her senior season at Creighton, Agnew was named the Big East Player of the Year, averaging 21 points a game. She holds the school record for the most points in a single game, with 43.

Due to COVID-19, her final season as a Bluejay was cut short.

"It was definitely hard to grasp for those first four or five days. I was working out when I heard the news," Agnew said. "It definitely hit hard and I was pretty emotional and upset."

At Andover, Agnew was a three sport standout in volleyball, basketball and track. She was a four time 5a high jump state champion.

But basketball was always her passion.

"I feel like I've done stuff the right way and been blessed with a good opportunity and Creighton and now in the WNBA," said Agnew. "Always work hard and remember why you're playing, Most people start playing because they enjoy it, so don't forget about that, especially when times get hard."

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