New Mexico Adds One More In Early Signing Period
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  11/09/2006
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Nov. 9, 2006

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The University of New Mexico women's basketball program announced today that one more prospective student-athlete will be enrolling at the University of New Mexico in the fall of 2007. The final signed letter of intent was received from Amanda Best (Woodinville High School/Snohomish, Wash.) She joins Jessica Kielpinski (Mandan High School/Mandan, N.D.), Kelsey Ansley (Marble Falls High School/Marble Falls, Texas), Nikki Nelson (Jenkins High School/Chewelah, Wash.) and Porche Torrance (Heritage High School/Colleyville, Texas) as the class of 2011.

Amanda Best, a 5-11 guard from Snohomish, Washington joins New Mexico from Woodinville High School. Best was a member of the 2006 Sea King District 4A Championship team that finished seventh at the Washington State Tournament. She was a member of the 2005 Blue Star Fall Showcase All-Star team in Las Vegas. Best averaged 14.5 points a game last season.

Head Coach Don Flanagan on Amanda Best, "Amanda loves to be in the gym and is continually working on her game. She is versatile with good size and can play either guard position."