FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) --At 6'3" Bulldogs sophomore center, Bego Faz Davlos, stands tall. Not only is she the team's tallest player, but one of the most impactful. "We knew we had something special last year when we came in. This year we feel like she's had more maturity. A little bit more of desire to get things done and not only be good defensively but also offensively," said head coach Jaime White.
Bego was born and raised in Mexico and when the opportunity to continue her education and play division 1 basketball came calling she seized the moment. "When I came here the first time, I was in shock. It was beautiful, the lights were on, like that atmosphere, I want to play here," said Faz Davlos.
Moving to a new country, there was a learning curve. "I think it's one of the hardest thing to do to leave home. For any kid to leave home it's going to bit of a little bit of heartache at first and a little bit more of a transition," said White.
"Toni (Smith) helped me a lot, when I came here she was speaking Spanish to me sometimes. That helped me a lot, no definitely it was just English," explained Faz Davalos. "Some days it was really hard, I was like I have no idea what you are saying and then we just slow it down for me, so it was not that hard."
Bego proved to be a quick study in the classroom with a GPA over 3.5 and on the court where she is currently 4 blocks away from breaking the Mountain West single-season blocks record. "Don't get me wrong, I'm happy for it and hopefully we get it, let's go for it. But I'm definitely going more for the ring than that."
Spoken like a true leader, team first.