Storm’s Ezi Magbegor earns third Australian youth player of the year award

Ezi Magbegor is a member of the Australian national team and the Seattle Storm. (Photo by ARIS MESSINIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Ezi Magbegor is the WNBL’s Youth Player of the Year for 2021-22, marking her third time winning the award.

In her fourth WNBL season, Magbegor has contributed greatly for the WNBL’s Melbourne Boomers. Through 15 games, she’s averaged 16.1 points and 7.5 rebounds.

“As a club we are incredibly proud of Ezi’s continued growth as not only a star player, but also as a leader,” said Boomers GM Jake Keogh. “She is a very deserved winner of the youth player of the year, and we can’t wait to see her take her great form further into finals.”

The award is given to the most outstanding Australian basketball player under the age of 23. Magbegor last won the award in 2020.

She was also recognized for her Australian Olympic debut at the Tokyo Olympics last summer, averaging 12.5 points and 4.5 rebounds per game for the Opals. She’s also a member of the WNBA’s Seattle Storm, with whom she won the 2020 WNBA Championship.

“I appreciate being considered for this award and I’m very grateful to receive it, especially knowing all the young talent that is in the WNBL,” Magbegor told WNBL Media. “Receiving this award is an honor, but the main focus now is continuing to help my team win the WNBL championship.”