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Get To Know Our Newcomers

Oct. 16, 2017

Long Beach, Calif. -

Ma'Qhi Berry

Why did you choose LBSU?
I knew that I could trust Coach Jeff. I knew that he was going to do everything in the best interest for me and the team.

Favorite Netflix show?
Pretty Little Liars

What has been your most memorable basketball moment?
My most memorable basketball moment is beating my old AAU team with my new team.

Who has been the biggest influence in your life?
The biggest influence in my life is my mother.

What are you looking forward to in your freshman season?
I am looking forward to learning new things and being a part of something bigger than myself.


Sasha Brown

Why did you choose LBSU?
I chose Long Beach because of the team.

Favorite Netflix show?
Empire

What has been your most memorable basketball moment?
My most memorable basketball moment was beating my rivalry team McClatchy.

Who has been the biggest influence in your life?
The biggest influence in my life is my grandfather.

What are you looking forward to in your freshman season?
For my freshmen year I am looking forward to getting better, and to grow, and to be more confident.


Shanaijah Davison

Why did you choose LBSU?
Love the coaches, awesome gym facility, and love the area.

 

 

Favorite Netflix show?
One Tree Hill, Riverdale

What has been your most memorable basketball moment?
My most memorable basketball moment was scoring my career high of 55 points against a rival team my senior year in high school.

Who has been the biggest influence in your life?
My family has been the biggest influence in my life. They push me every day to the best of my ability.

What are you looking forward to in your freshman season?
I'm looking forward to playing big D1 schools that I grew up watching, playing a different tempo of basketball, and of course winning games.


Chloe Gaynor

Why did you choose LBSU?
My Coach from England knew Coach Jeff and the program and recommended it to me and I did some research and saw the great campus and the basketball team.

Favorite Netflix show?
Pretty Little Liars

What has been your most memorable basketball moment?
The first time I played for my country singing the National Anthem and winning the MVP of the Finals.

Who has been the biggest influence in your life?
My mom, dad, and brother. They always push me to my limits and keep me in line, but are so supportive of everything I do.

What are you looking forward to in your freshman season?
I'm looking forward to experiencing a new style of basketball and playing with new teammates. Mostly looking forward to learning and growing my game.


Naomi Hunt

Why did you choose LBSU?
I chose Long Beach State because of the location and the team. When I came on my visit, I felt that the atmosphere is one that I would enjoy and easily adapt to for the next 4 years.

Favorite Netflix show?
Shameless

What has been your most memorable basketball moment?
My most memorable basketball moment was my sophomore year of high school when we made the CIF championship game. Even though we lost, it was the one of the first times we as a team really came together and played for each other and for one of our coaches who passed away earlier that year, Coach Yano.

Who has been the biggest influence in your life?
The biggest influence in my life is my great grandma.

What are you looking forward to in your freshman season?
I am looking forward to getting better and pushing myself along with my teammates to compete at a higher level so we can continue where the team left off last year and return to the tournament.


Emma Merriweather

Why did you choose LBSU?
I chose Long Beach State because of the area and the coaches.

Favorite Netflix show?
American Horror Story

What has been your most memorable basketball moment?
My most memorable basketball moment is playing in the state championship my junior year in high school.

Who has been the biggest influence in your life?
The biggest influence in my life are my high school and travel ball coaches.

What are you looking forward to in your freshman season?
I am looking forward to getting better and playing in my first college season.


Bria Rice

Why did you choose LBSU?
Coming from the environment that I was in I knew in my heart that LBSU would be the right fit for me. When I met coach Jeff I had no clue what to expect, but he greeted me with open arms and understanding and regardless of my past or the things I encountered in life he was willing to take his chances with me and make me in to that wonderful woman I want to see myself as.

Favorite Netflix show?
Shameless, Family Guy

What has been your most memorable basketball moment?
Experiencing many obstacles within basketball and learning how to overcome them.

Who has been the biggest influence in your life?
The biggest influences in my life have been my family and my old coaches and trainers.

What are you looking forward to in your first season?
Developing my game, and seeing the team getting after it and winning some games.


Mason VanHouten

Why did you choose LBSU?
I chose LBSU because Coach Cammon made it feel like home and I've always wanted to live in Southern California.

Favorite Netflix show?
Gossip Girl

What has been your most memorable basketball moment?
Going to back to back state championships in high school

Who has been the biggest influence in your life?
My mom

What are you looking forward to in your freshman season?
I am looking forward to playing my first collegiate game, traveling, and making memories with the team.


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