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USF Women’s Basketball Star Kitija Laksa Opts to Not Enter WNBA Draft

Will we see the superstar wing for one more season?

Anthony Vito / The Daily Stampede

In a bit of Sunday afternoon news, USF women’s basketball senior superstar Kitija Laksa announced she will not enter her name into the WNBA draft according to her instagram and twitter accounts.

Laksa has been rehabbing from a torn ACL and meniscus suffered back in November in an out of conference game vs. Bethune-Cookman. It was previously unclear whether she would pursue a medical redshirt and return to USF for the 2019-20 season or enter the WNBA draft.

She was recently named the Sports Club of Tampa Bay Female Student Athlete of the Year for her accomplishments in 2018.

Her Instgram post doesn’t specifically mention a #redemption tour with the Bulls, so going pro overseas is still very much an option for the Latvian; but ten days ahead of the WNBA draft it appears Laksa will focus on rehabbing her knee. If she does choose to return, the Bulls will only graduate Laura Ferrera, and with Beatriz Jordao returning from her own leg injury; could be primed for a magical season. Laksa will also get the chance to rewrite the record books at USF, she’s currently sixth all-time in scoring and was well on her way to the top of the list before sustaining the injury.

Stay posted to this article on The Daily Stampede for further information as it develops.