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Meet the New Lady Flames: Amber Mays

November 10, 2008
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Amber Mays is the only junior on the 2008-09 Liberty women's basketball roster.

Amber Mays is the only junior on the 2008-09 Liberty women's basketball roster.

Six new players dot the 2008-09 Liberty women's basketball team roster, including one junior college transfer and five freshmen. LibertyFlames.com has provided an introduction to each newcomer, leading up to the team's season opener against VCU, this Friday. The series concludes with junior point guard Amber Mays.

Scouting Report
Mays, a 5-6 point guard from Pasadena, Calif., will help fill the shoes of the graduated Allyson Fasnacht. The transfer from State Fair Community College will also add some needed experience to the Lady Flames' squad, which contains eight freshmen and sophomores. Mays is the only junior listed on this year's roster.

Mays excelled during her two seasons at State Fair, earning honorable mention NJCAA All-America honors both years. As a freshman, she ranked second in the conference in assists (4.6 apg) and third in steals (3.3 spg).

Mays was named her team's defensive player of the year four times at Pasadena High School. As a senior, she averaged 15 points, seven assists and five steals per outing, leading her team to the Pacific League title.

Coach Carey Green on Mays
"Amber is our most exciting new personality on the court. She loves to play defense and will accept any challenge. Amber will be counted upon to provide high energy throughout the season. She brings experienced with an unsurpassed desire to win."

Another Side of Amber
If I were Liberty's chancellor for a day, the first thing I would do is …
Change the food and some of the school rules.

My most famous Facebook friends are …
Avery Warley and Rachel McLeod.

If you could play against anyone in any sport, who would it be and why?
Cappie Pondexter (Phoenix Mercury - 2007 WNBA Finals MVP)

A couple things on my "Bucket List" include …
Travel the world with my mother and three sisters, get a college championship ring, buy my mom her own house and make it to the WNBA.

What is your favorite month of the year and why?
December, because of Christmas and snow (well, not in California).

I came to Liberty because …
This is where God placed me. Liberty has great coaches, teammates, people and atmosphere. What more could any person ask for?

My favorite spot on campus is …
The gym (Schilling Center and Vines Center).

My best basketball memory is …
AAU Girls Basketball in the Summer of 2005.

Who is your favorite Bible character and why?
Ruth, because her name means "friendship," and her lesson explains the value and reward of unselfishness, faithfulness and love.

What was the most exciting thing you did this past summer and why?
Went back home to California for the first time in a year, to see my family and friends.

One of my favorite quotes is …
"Play for the name on the front of the jersey, not the one on the back."

My favorite people to talk to are …
Mom, my best friend and Avery Warley.