#1 Whitney Best
Pos: G
Height: 5-5
Year: SR
Major: Biological Science
Parents: Larry & Carmen
Birthday: May 2
Hometown: Snohomish, WA
High School: Lakeside
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2014-15:  One of two four-year performers on the squad, she’s primed to close out a sparkling career with a special season as one of the GSAC’s premier point guards…having started since midway through her freshman year, she brings a wealth of experience and savvy to her role…will be counted on to orchestrate the squad at both ends of the court and act as a mentor to younger teammates…a proven tempo-setter, she’s very athletic, quick, and fast…a solid ballhandler, she can get in and out of small spaces to create open looks for teammates…climbing the all-time assists list, she’s currently No. 6 with 325…keeping defenses honest with an improved perimeter shot will open up high-percentage scoring chances for teammates…excellent in transition and hard to keep pace with, she can also slow it down in the half-court game and run the screen and roll to perfection…a pesky, on-ball defender, she’ll crash the boards on occasion.

2013-14:  Continuing to make her case for being one of the GSAC’s most talented point guards, she missed only one game during the campaign, making 28 starts and posting career-highs in several categories…led the club in assists for the third year in a row and finished fourth in the GSAC (3.6apg)…handed out a season-high eight assists twice, against Bethesda on 12/12/13 and Bethel of Tennessee in a first-round NAIA National Tournament game on 3/19/14…dished out four or most assists 14 times…tied for second on the team in steals and was seventh in the conference…had a season-high five thefts vs. William Jessup on 11/26/13…scored in double figures 14 times, highlighted by a career-high 20 points vs. Bethesda on 11/14/13…posted a career-high in rebounds with a pair of eight-rebound outings…finished eighth in the GSAC in free throw percentage, converting nearly 74% of her attempts.

2012-13:  Running the offense of one of the nation’s finest teams with cool efficiency, she stamped herself as one of the top point guards in the GSAC…started all of the squad’s 31 games and played the most minutes…finished fourth in the conference in assists (3.8apg) and fifth in steals (1.8spg)…led the club in assists for the second year in a row, highlighted by a season-high eight vs. Simpson on 1/5/13…dished out four or more assists 21 times…finished second on the team in steals and had a season-best six thefts vs. Carroll (MT) in an opening-round NAIA Tournament game on 3/13/13…averaged nearly eight points per game and scored in double figures eight times, highlighted by a career-high 18 points vs. Westminster (UT) on 11/8/12.

2011-12:  Making it difficult for the coaching staff to keep her out of the lineup, the first-year player was rewarded with a starting job at the point where she performed quite well while filling big shoes…made 21 starts and averaged the second-most minutes…led the club in assists, highlighted by a season-best 10 vs. Pt. Loma Nazarene on 1/21/12…dished out four or more assists 12 times…finished second on the team with 45 steals, pilfering a season-high five vs. Cal State San Marcos on 12/6/11…tallied in double figures nine times, scoring a career-high 17 points in a 49-43 upset of No. 11 Southern Nazarene (OK) on 11/26/11…averaged nearly four rebounds per outing and grabbed a season-high 10 against Fresno Pacific on 1/3/12.

Lakeside HS: A four-year varsity performer and a three-season starter for the Lions and Coach Sandy Schneider…part of three playoff squads, including one that finished fourth in the state (3A) in 2008-09…a three-time all-3A Metro selection, she moved up to a first-team choice as a senior after averaging 12.1ppg and 4.2apg…averaged 11.1ppg and 4apg as a junior…following her final season, she was selected to play in the Queens of the Hardwood All-Star Game.