It’s been an incredibly eventful past couple of days for the Whiting family of Idaho.
On Wednesday, of course, mom Amber Whiting was named head coach of the BYU women’s basketball program, and then on Sunday, daughter Amari was featured in a highlight video shared on ESPN social media channels.
Amari Whiting was playing at a top event in South Carolina for her AAU team that is directed by Utah native and women’s basketball legend Natalie Williams — who was recently named the general manager of the WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces — and coached by her mom.
This steal and finish by @amari_whiting was for @mamawhiting. ❤️ It was the perfect punctuation mark to a gritty win by Amber Whiting’s @NatWillBBall 17U 3SSB squad against the talented Northwest Greyhounds. @byuwbb @MrIdahoPreps @BYUCougars @OregonWBB pic.twitter.com/oz46Qe76GX— Kaly G (@KalyGillette) May 22, 2022
Amari Whiting, as has been discussed a great deal since her mom was hired by BYU, is one of the top players in the country in the class of 2023 and committed to play collegiately for the Oregon Ducks.