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Burley High School basketball standout chooses top six schools

Published: Sep. 1, 2021 at 2:43 AM MDT
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BURLEY, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — Idaho’s top girls basketball prospect out of the Class of 2023 has narrowed down her list to six schools.

Five Pac-12 schools and one West Coast university remain for Amari Whiting. From the Pac-12, we have Arizona, Oregon, Stanford, UCLA and Utah and representing the West Coast, it’s BYU.

The Burley High School junior chose these six schools because of how she saw herself fitting into their respective programs.

While her parents both played basketball for the Cougars, it’s ultimately up to Amari’s decision.

“We’re just trying to get all the information together and it’s been a process together,” Whiting said. “I know I have to make the decision at the end. I don’t know, I don’t feel like they have swayed me one way or another, which is pretty nice, because I think they would have swayed me to BYU because both of them have been there.”

Whiting accomplished many feats most girls only dream of, especially do it as an underclassman. As a sophomore she was name the state’s 4A Girls Basketball Player of the Year. She also set the new 4A state tournament record with 37 points against Middleton. Whiting finished the tournament with 82 points, averaging 27.3 points per game, also a 4A record.

She has scored 1,210 points for her basketball career and is on pace to set the school career scoring record.

Whiting is taking her first official visit to Stanford on September 25 and then will proceed from there in regards to the other schools.

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