WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) -- It was a homecoming of sorts for Andover-native Jaylyn Agnew this Saturday at Koch Arena. The Creighton junior celebrated with family and friends afterward, as if this were a home game.
This was one she circled on her calendar, especially, after she ruptured a tendon in her hand earlier this season and was unsure of her status all year. But Agnew knew she would be back on the court for her return home to Wichita.
"She was super excited," her father Jay said. "She played a game ago but she was super excited to play in this game, so I told her to come out and play and that's what she did. She came out and had a great game."
A great game was an understatement. Agnew finished with 22 points on 8-14 from the field, and 6-12 from three. She also led the team with 7 assists.
"I was just trying to help the team," she said. "Focusing on defense and rebounds, so that if our shots weren't falling, those were things we could control. And so I really just tried to hone in on those two things, no matter what happened."
Wichita State Head Coach Keitha Adams was impressed with the former three-star recruit, and said they need to do a better job of keeping Kansas talent locally in Kansas.
"That's something we've got to work on, getting some kids from Kansas to wear the Yellow and Black," Adams said. "She had a heck of a game, a heck of a game, and I told her that."
Agnew respected the sentiment and hopes Wichita State will recruit the up-and-coming CatchItKansas-area talent.
"It's an honor, and yeah, we have a lot of good girls coming up in the Wichita-area, so if they can get them, they'd be a force for sure."