#1 Whitney Best
Pos: G
Height: 5-6
Weight:
Year: SR
Major: Biological Science
Parents: Larry & Carmen
Birthday: May 2
Hometown: Snohomish, WA
High School: Lakeside
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2014-15: Coming Soon!

2013-14:  One of the most talented point guards in the GSAC, she brings a wealth of experience with two years of college ball under her belt…as one of the squad’s captains, her floor leadership and decision-making will be keys to both playing time and the team’s success…very athletic, quick, and fast, she can set the tempo at both ends of the court…a solid ballhandler, she’s able to get in and out of small spaces, and create open looks for teammates…counted on to keep defenses honest with an improved perimeter shot…very good 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 be asked to crash the boards on occasion…if she develops consistency and competes all the time, this could be a special season for both her and the team.

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.