Baylor commit Aquira DeCosta 'extremely thrilled' to be McDonald's All-American

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Baylor commit Aquira DeCosta 'extremely thrilled' to be McDonald's All-American

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Baylor commit Aquira DeCosta 'extremely thrilled' to be McDonald's All-American

St. Mary’s (Stockton, Calif.) senior wing player Aquira DeCosta received her honorary jersey Thursday as part of the McDonald’s Hometown Heroes presented by American Family Insurance.

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“It’s been very humbling,” DeCosta said. “I’m just glad to be a part of this and to be chosen in the first place. Just being here, seeing my teammates and coaches here, it means so much to me.”

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A Baylor commit, the 6-foot-2 DeCosta is ranked as the nation’s top wing and the No. 4 overall player in the Class of 2018, according to ESPN.

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In the McDonald’s All-American Game, DeCosta will get a chance to play with fellow future Baylor teammates Queen Egbo, Honesty Scott-Grayson and NaLyssa Smith.

“I’m extremely thrilled,” DeCosta said. “I’m going to be around a lot of great players on both the girls and boys side. That makes it exciting. I’m most excited to play with my teammates before I get to Baylor, with three other teammates who made the game. It makes it that much better.”

Aquira DeCosta presented Lineni Noa with the Dream Champion Award. (Photo: McDAAG)

It’s a togetherness within the program instilled by Bears head coach Kim Mulkey that drew DeCosta to Baylor to begin with.

“Baylor had more of a family-based feel than the other colleges I visited,” DeCosta said. “The atmosphere struck me. I wanted to go there 100 percent by the time I left.”

Before DeCosta gets to Waco, Texas, she’ll head to the Peach State. Both McDonald’s All-American Games will be held March 28 at Atlanta’s Philips Arena.

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