Amanda Best

Amanda Best

Player Profile


Snohomish, Wash.

High School:
Woodinville HS






UNM hosts TCU in The Pit on 2/26/11


UNM vs. San Diego State

UNM hosts San Diego State for Think Pink night on February 15, 2011


UNM vs. Colorado State 2/12/11

The Lobos beat the Rams, 86-53 in The Pit on 2/12/11.


Women's Basketball: Children's Hospital Visit

The Lobo women's basketball team visited the University of New Mexico Children's Hospital on Jan. 6.


UNM vs. Oklahoma State

UNM 65, Oklahoma State 74 in double overtime.

Amanda Best's Career Stats in PDF Format Get Acrobat Reader

NEW MEXICO: Returning all-conference standout who will be looked to for leadership...coming off her best season as a Lobo and is an impact player...showed great potential defensively last year...explosive scorer with the ability to drive to the basket...very athletic and a strong rebounder.

SENIOR (2010-11): Was the only Lobo to start all 31 games this season...was named third-team Academic All-America...named first-team Academic All-District...was named third-team All-MWC...was awarded MWC Player of the Week for the first time in her career...was named to the Holiday Inn Express-Midtown Thanksgiving All-Tournament Team..tied for second all-time with 131 career games played...ranked 11th all-time in career rebounds, grabbing 623 rebounds...ranked fifth all-time in rebounds in a season with 248 rebounds...ranked 10th all-time in most rebounds in a single game with a career-high 21 rebounds against Air Force on Mar. 5...led the team in rebounds and assists (99)...was second on the team in scoring with 347 points...had her first career double-double on Nov. 27 against Oklahoma State with 10 points and 11 rebounds...got her second double-double of the her career on Feb. 12 against Colorado State with 13 points and 10 rebounds...got her third double-double of her career against Air Force on Mar. 5 with 20 points and 21 rebounds...scored in double figures 19 times, including a career-high 22 points against UNLV on Feb. 23...grabbed double figure rebounds seven times this season...had her fourth double-double of her career against SDSU in the opening round of the conference tournament with 19 points and 11 rebounds.

JUNIOR (2009-10): Started 30 of the teams 32 games...earned honorable mention All-Mountain West Conference...finished third in scoring (8.9) and rebounds (4.6)...was an Academic All-MWC honoree for the third time in her career...shot 75.7 percent from the free throw line and hit 40.6 percent of her shots from the field...scored in double figures 12 times and had a career-high 21 points vs. Wyoming...pulled down a career-high 10 rebounds against Florida Gulf Coast, it was her seventh career double figure rebound game...was second on the team in assists with 65.

SOPHOMORE (2008-09): Played in 36 games and made 31 starts...led UNM in rebounding with 5.5 boards per game...pulled down a career-high 13 rebounds against Idaho State and reached double figures in rebounding six times...scored a 15 points at New Mexico State on a career-high 6-of-9 shooting...reached double figures in scoring five times...named Most Improved at the annual Lobo awards banquet...earned Academic All-MWC honors and was a MWC Scholar Athlete.

FRESHMAN (2007-08): Played in 32 games as a newcomer...logged 267 minutes of action at the guard position...averaged 1.5 points and 0.9 rebounds per game...hit her first collegiate field goal and 3-pointer on Nov. 11 against Northwestern...scored a season-high seven points three times...named a Mountain West Conference Scholar-Athlete and earned Academic All-MWC honors.

HIGH SCHOOL: Averaged 20.2 points and 10 rebounds a game as a senior at Woodinville High School...billed as a long-range shooter...worked out seven days a week with three different trainers, driving close to an hour per workout...one trainer focused on speed and agility, another stressed weight training and the third had an emphasis on basketball skills...Woodinville finished 14-8 her senior year...set Woodinville records for points in a season, most points in a game (36), free throws made in a game (12), free throws in a season, 3-point shots made in a season, field goals made in a season and scoring average with 20.2 points per game...tied for the state tournament record for all-time 3-point shots made...McDonald's All-America nominee.

PERSONAL: Born Jan. 19, 1989 in Seattle, Wash....full name is Amanda Jeann Best...daughter of Karl and Patricia Best...has a sister Brieann...greatest thrill playing basketball was playing one-on-one with Ray Allen...father Karl played professional baseball from 1977-90 with four teams...favorite food is cereal...favorite athletes are Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson...hobbies are collecting Jordan basketball shoes, watching basketball and practicing basketball...majoring in Biochemistry.