High School: Timpview (Provo, UT)
Recruiting Status: Verbally committed to BYU
Notes: previously attended Burley HS (ID)
Recruiting Summary for Amari Whiting
offers in 2019:
- May: Montana State (first D-I offer)
- July: Utah Valley
- September: BYU
September 2020 offer: Utah
*also an offer from Utah State (date unknown)
offers in 2020:
August 31, 2021: announced her top six schools—Arizona, BYU, UCLA, Oregon, Stanford, Utah (August 2021)
November 1, 2021: committed to Oregon
July 26, 2022: switched commitment to BYU
Nothing but net: Amari Whiting named Times-News 2021 girls basketball player of the year (Times-News, 4/22/2021)
Although she’s only a sophomore, Amari is already looking toward the future. Wherever she decides to go to school, Amari wants to study to become a physician’s assistant in dermatology. Once she receives her diploma, she’ll look into continuing on in basketball at the WNBA or overseas, but before any of that can happen she plans to finish her education.
“Obviously, student comes first before athlete,” she said.
Amari hopes whatever success she finds in her sport will serve as inspiration for younger children. She feels female sports are often looked down upon and treated as inferior to male equivalents. This is something she’d like to see change.
“I want to prove to people that any kid from any small town can make it,” she said. “I want to be able to use basketball as my platform to put women’s sports out there and create confidence in women in general.”
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