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Baylor Women's Basketball Inks Ines Goryanova

November 8, 2023
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WACO, Texas – Baylor women’s basketball inked Ines Goryanova to a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday, head coach Nicki Collen announced.

Goryanova is a 5-foot-8 point guard out of Bulgaria and currently attends DME Academy in Daytona Beach, Florida. Goryanova spent the last three years at Putnam Science Academy in Putnam, Connecticut, where she ranked first on PSA’s all-time scoring list.

She is ranked No. 49 on ProspectsNation and No. 71 on espnW. Her mom, Diana Naydenova-Goryanova, played professionally for 28 years, mainly in Bulgaria and Croatia. This summer, Goryanova was selected to participate in the 2023 adidas Eurocamp in Treviso, Italy.

“We are excited to welcome Ines and her family to our Baylor family,” Collen said. “She is an exciting guard with deep shooting range and the ball skills to both attack to score as well as set up her teammates. As the daughter of a long-time European professional and coach, Ines has grown up in gyms around the world and has a flair, fearlessness and toughness that our fan base is going to love.

“Her international experience and time spent with great coaches at both Putnam Science Academy and DME Academy, as well as the New York Gauchos organization, has given her a maturity about her game. Ines is a passionate leader on the court and in the classroom and will be in the Baylor community as well.”

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Baylor Women's Basketball Inks Ines Goryanova

6,728 Views | 18 Replies | Last: 5 mo ago by Dcheetah
Baylorbearsupporter
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Welcome ines
Chibears2
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Going international! Welcome, Ines, to Baylor!
fredbear
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Great news! Coach putting it together!
Dcheetah
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I am excited she is a Bear.
We could use some of her 3 pt shooting on this team!
fredbear
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Am I correct in concluding that we lose 6 players next year? And, so far, we have 2 recruits?
Dcheetah
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blueeyedbear
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fredbear said:

Am I correct in concluding that we lose 6 players next year? And, so far, we have 2 recruits?
Players Eligible for extra year in 2024-2025
10 Sarah Andrews
11 Madison Bartley
12 Aijha Blackwell
13 Catarina Ferreira
14 Jana Van Gytenbeek

Madison has told me she will use her covid year.

Yes 2 commits and still in contention for 2
beardoc
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Her mother played pro ball for 28 years? That's quite a career regardless of the level.
fredbear
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Hope they all stay for extra year!
ctxbear
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fredbear said:

Am I correct in concluding that we lose 6 players next year? And, so far, we have 2 recruits?
I think with the new world of transfers, none of the math regarding exits and recruits at this time of the year really matters.
BUVA
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Any word on Kayla Nelms?
Bone Squad
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I think the expectation should be that Sarah Andrews and Aijah Blackwell will declare for the draft this year.
fredbear
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Little nil could pay more than wnba base salary. The wnba is not necessarily better than ncaa wbb. Less money if u have nil and less fans watching. For example, Angel Reese making way more money now than she will ever make in wnba as are many players. And how many of our players are drafted only to be later cut from the roster. Heading to wnba when you can play big time ncaa wbb is a risky venture at best. The Covid year is a rare gift; girls better thing long and hard before they pass over the bird in the hand opportunity.
BUVA
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fredbear said:

Little nil could pay more than wnba base salary. The wnba is not necessarily better than ncaa wbb. Less money if u have nil and less fans watching. For example, Angel Reese making way more money now than she will ever make in wnba as are many players. And how many of our players are drafted only to be later cut from the roster. Heading to wnba when you can play big time ncaa wbb is a risky venture at best. The Covid year is a rare gift; girls better thing long and hard before they pass over the bird in the hand opportunity.



Rookie WNBA salary in 2023 was roughly $62K-74K, I think range increased with higher draft pick. Big drop-off for the current NIL divas. Some high profile W players will get endorsements to implement salary. A few, like the Fever's Boston, will get side gigs with ESPN doing college commentary in the off-season. Many W players will play overseas or in 3x3 leagues during off-season. Overseas teams have paid W players to sit out W season to avoid injury ( Diane Taurasi comes to mind). They have to hustle to implement W salary. The top paid W player, currently Jackie Young of the LV Aces, makes $252K salary. What will be interesting are the NIL offers made to incoming freshman, while schools will be going after diva transfers who will demand figures higher than former school.
mcleod66
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Just announced she's coming here!
BearlyNose
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Welcome Ines. May you enjoy your time at Baylor and playing basketball, and may you also be nurtured by the entire Baylor family not only while you are in school, but after you graduate and make your own way into the world. I believe you will find the friends (and fans) you enjoy here will connect with you and befriend you for as long as you live.
If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?
Adriacus Peratuun
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FYI……almost all WNBA players also play overseas annually. Even the bottom rung players make more for their overseas play. Top draft picks are likely to make 2-3 times more. So players making a WNBA roster are likely making around minimum of $150,000 [both salaries] annually and top draftees around $300,000 annually. Plus endorsement money. Plus appearance fees for all kinds of weird events.

It adds up.
Dcheetah
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