Hristova Signs Pro Contract in Poland
PULLMAN, Wash. -- One of the greatest players to ever don a Washington State women's basketball uniform has found a new home in Poland. Borislava Hristova, the program's all-time leading scorer, has signed a professional contract with AZS AJP Gorzów Wielkopolski for the 2020-21 season.
Hristova heads overseas to play for an AZS AJP Gorzów Wielkopolski team that competes in the top professional basketball league in Poland, Basket Liga Kobiet. Gorzów Wlkp. is coming off a successful 2019 campaign that saw them qualify for the 2019 FIBA EuroCup.
"I am extremely excited to be joining the Gorzów family and getting to know my new team, fans and community," said Hristova. "I am going to be playing against the highest level of competition in Poland, which will help me grow and unfold my full potential. I am looking forward to this new journey and I am motivated to get the most out of my first year as a professional player."
Hristova is the first player in Cougar women's basketball history to score over 2,000 points, and is also WSU's only four-time All-Pac-12 Conference selection. In 2019-20, she averaged 18.4 points per game to lead the team in scoring for the third-straight season. She shot 45.2% from the floor in 31 contests and pulled down 5.1 rebounds per game.
No basketball player, male or female, has scored more points at Washington State than Bobi Buckets. She amassed 2,269 career points from 2015-20, breaking WSU's career scoring record, which was held by Jeanne Eggart for over 38 years. Hristova is also the only player in WSU basketball history, male or female, to collect over 2,000 points and 500 rebounds in their career. The Varna, Bulgaria native sits at No. 11 on the Pac-12 women's basketball all-time scoring list and holds seven school records.
Hristova becomes the second Cougar to sign a professional contract during the Kamie Ethridge era. She is also the seventh former WSU standout to play professionally overseas in 2020, joining Ireti Amojo (ALBA Berlin; Germany), Maria Kostourkova (ZKK Cinkarna Celje; Slovenia), Nike McClure (Anorthosis Ammochostou; Cyprus), Pinelopi Pavlopoulou (Olympiacos Pireus; Greece) Jazmine Perkins (BBC Les Portes du Soleil Troistorrents; Switzerland) and Tia Presley (Maccabi Ironi Ramat Gan; Israel).
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