For Gophers’ Amaya Battle, a smooth transition -- Pioneer Press Betsy Helfand

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"In the time she had been around her, there is something important that sticks out to coach Lindsay Whalen about freshman Amaya Battle.

“I’ve never seen somebody so excited about tacos before — outside of probably myself,” Whalen said. “ … She just has this, like, unrivaled joy for life that I haven’t seen very often.”

For basketball, too.

And the true freshman point guard, a four-star recruit and the No. 39 overall player in her class per ESPN/HoopGurlz Basketball, has clearly made a strong early impression on her coach....

“It’s been fun to watch her continue to progress, and...."

 




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