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    Meet the Starting Five

    Shanita Arnold

    Senior Point Guard
    Height: 5-foot-5
    Hometown: Fort Smith, Ark.

    2010-11 stats: 7 points, 2 rebounds, 4.88 assists per game

    Fun fact: Childhood idol was Allen Iverson
    Favorite food: Top Ramen with hot sauce

    She said it: “Our goal is for her to bring some leadership, some consistency to that position. Someone who is going to be able to direct our team, calm us down when we get a little scattered, and understand the game a little bit better. I think she will provide that for us.”
    ­— head coach Niya Butts

    Davellyn Whyte

    Junior Guard
    _Height: 5-foot-11
    Hometown: Phoenix

    2010-11 stats: 15.8 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.9 assists per game

    Fun fact: Goal is to play in the WNBA
    Accolades: Two-time All Pac-10 Conference first team member; Pac-10 Freshman of the year

    She said it: “I think our defense is going to make our offense run a little better. If we do have a lot of pressure and are all over their guards, it’s going to lead to a lot of fast break points, and fast breaks are kind of the easy way to win games.”
    — Davellyn Whyte

    Candice Warthen

    Sophomore Guard
    Height: 5-foot-5
    Hometown: Warrenton, Ga.

    2010-11 stats: 4.4 points, 2.3 rebounds per game

    Fun fact: Dream job is to be a counselor

    She said it: “We are really athletic, we still have to put it all together, but overall we have a very athletic team.”
    — Candice Warthen

    Erica Barnes

    Sophomore Forward
    Height: 6-foot-2
    Hometown: Sacramento, Calif.

    2010-11 stats: 5.9 points, 4.1 rebounds per game

    Fun fact: Sports idol is Lisa Leslie

    She said it: “This season I’m looking forward to the tournament in Hawaii and playing Syracuse and BYU. That trip will tell us where we are as a team before we start conference play.”
    — Erica Barnes

    Aley Rohde

    Freshman Center
    Height: 6-foot-5
    Hometown: Cave Creek, Ariz.

    2010-11 Stats (High School): 14.4 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.3 blocks per game

    Fun fact: Plans to major in anthropology
    Accolades: 2009 Scottsdale High School Player of the Year for the Arizona Republic; Holds her high school’s records for points (37), rebounds (23) and blocks (12) in a game.

    She said it: “I grew up playing against Aley, so I kind of knew what she had, and when she signed here I was really excited because we have a big girl that you know is going to work hard and she really does work hard.”
    — Davellyn Whyte

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