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Amber Long

Amber Long

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Irmo, S.C.

High School:
Dutch Fork HS

Last College:
LSU

Height:
5-6

Position:
G

The Knights' lone senior...will provide leadership and insight to the younger players.

2007-08 (Senior): Played in 25 of the team's games with four starts during her senior season ... Averaged 1.2 ppg and 0.8 rpg in 7.0 minutes per game of action ... Shot 56.5 percent (13-of-23) from the field in limited action ... Had a strong game against Memphis (2/9/08), tallying nine points and going 4-of-4 from the floor during a critical comeback stretch for the Knights ... Made her only three-point attempt of the season in the game against the Lady Tigers ... Played 16 minutes in a road win vs. Rice (1/20/08) ... Saw a season-high 17 minutes of action vs. Southeastern Louisiana (12/15/07).

2006-07 (Junior): Saw action in 26 games, starting 15 ... Scored six points and grabbed three rebounds at Appalachian State ... Missed four games in November due to injury, returning to the lineup against Georgia Southern ... Scored 14 points and pulled down a team-high five rebounds against No. 25 Florida State ... Collected six assists against UAB ... Scored 11 points, grabbed five rebounds, recorded four assists and four steals against Memphis ... Scored a team-high nine points and collected four assists at UTEP ... Added seven points and pulled down a team-high nine rebounds against Tulsa ... Put up 11 points vs. Rice ... Recorded her first double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds at UAB ... Posted 12 points, five rebounds and eight assists at Memphis ... Registered a team-high eight rebounds against East Carolina.

2005-06 (Sophomore): Played in 28 games with 15 starts, all against C-USA rivals ... Recorded seven games scoring in double figures ... Hit 5-for-8 from the field and 5-for-7 from the free-throw line to score 16 points against Southern Miss ... Scored 12 points, going 4-for-8 from the floor, at Rice ... Poured in 18 points vs. Tulane ... Also had 12 points and eight rebounds against UTEP ... Was a perfect 7-for-7 from the field en route to scoring 15 points vs. East Carolina ... Followed that with 15 points and nine rebounds at Memphis ... Went 5-for-9 from the field with 11 points against SMU ... Recorded her first career double-double with a career-high 19 points and 11 rebounds against UAB ... Registered a career-high five assists vs. Memphis the following game.

2004-05: Redshirted the season after transferring from LSU.

Prior to UCF: A five-year starter at Dutch Fork High School ... Scored 1,908 points during her career ... Helped her team to three regional titles and two state runner-up finishes ... Also helped lead DFHS to a No. 35 national ranking in 2002 ... Averaged 19.8 points, 6.0 assists, 3.8 rebounds and 3.7 steals as a senior ... Played in the 2003 WBCA All-Star game where she had three assists and six rebounds in 19 minutes of play ... Was named a Street & Smith's honorable mention All-American ... Was a finalist for the 4A Miss Basketball in South Carolina ... Was also named to the adidas All-America team after her senior year ... Was a three-time all-region, all-area and all-state selection ... Played basketball at LSU during the 2003-04 season ... Played in 11 games for the Tigers, averaging 1.4 points and 0.5 rebounds per outing.

Personal: Daughter of Rudy and Dr. Connie Long ... Born in Columbia, S.C. ... Major is criminal justice.

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