Nov. 24, 2011
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. --- In addition to three signees, the New Mexico women's basketball program will welcome Antiesha Brown - a 5-10 guard out of Texas Tech - to the roster in 2012.
Brown, originally out of Clovis, N.M., played in seven games for the Red Raiders in her freshman season including a game at The Pit, where she scored one point and had one rebound. In 41 minutes played at Tech, she recorded nine points and four rebounds.
At Clovis High School, Brown holds the scoring record with 1,673 points and is also the all-time leader in steals. She was named Newcomer of the Year and second team all-district as a freshman, helping her team to a state title runner-up spot. She was named first-team all-district and district MVP her sophomore year, and District Player of the Year and second team all-state as a junior.
With an average of 21.6 points, six rebounds and 3.6 steals per game during her senior year, Brown was named first team all-state, first team all-district and District Player of the Year.
Brown also lettered in volleyball and track and field in high school, logging school records in the long jump (18'11") and triple jump (37'5"). She played AAU basketball for the New Mexico Heat Elite.
Her full name is Antiesha Cherelle Brown, born June 30, 1992, in Jacksonville, Ark. to Anthony and Lula Brown. She enjoys listening to music, watching television, hanging out with friends and traveling, and intends to major in exercise and sport science. "We are excited to have Antiesha as part of the Lobo family," head coach Yvonne Sanchez said. "She has the opportunity to contribute right away, with her experience and leadership."