Sophomore Amaya Brown gaining a lot of attention

Cibola vs Mayfield state girl's basketball
Cibola vs Mayfield state girl's basketball (Carey Olson/KRQE)

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Amaya Brown is the heart and sole of the 2015 to 2016 Cibola Girls Basketball Team, and she is only a sophomore.

Last year Brown led the Cougars to their first state title in girls basketball program history. Brown averaged over 15 points per game in her freshman season, and that has gained a lot of attention from college programs across the country.

“Oh my goodness, it has been insane. We’ve have UConn in our gym, we have had Tennessee in our gym. Amaya has eight or nine offers on the table right now,” said Girls Head Coach Lori Mabrey.

She hasn’t signed early, but Brown does have a top five list of programs she is considering at the moment.

“Louisville, South Carolina, Florida State, Tennessee and UNM,” said Amaya Brown.

Amaya just has basketball in her blood, as both her parents played basketball in their hay days. Her Mom played ball at Hobbs High, and her dad is of course former Albuquerque High and UNM point guard great Greg Brown.

Greg Brown led the Lobos to back to back NCAA Tournament Berths in 1993 and 1994.

Amaya had learned a lot from her dad and the family is really supportive of Amaya.

“My whole family is proud, both my mom’s side and my dad’s side is proud,” said Amaya.

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