A whirlwind, four-day search to replace Kevin McGuff ends where it began - with the top assistant on McGuff's Staff. The 44-year-old Neighbors gets a five-year contract starting at $350,000 per season as a first-time head coach.
After two successful years as Washington's women's basketball head coach, Kevin McGuff was rewarded with a contract extension through 2020.
Washington fell 85-78 in the second round of the WNIT to finish the season with a record of 21-12.
Washington needed double overtime, but earned a 65-60 victory over Eastern Washington in the first round of the WNIT.
Washington begins what it hopes will be a deep run in the WNIT by hosting Eastern Washington on Friday at 7 p.m.
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COLLEGIATE ACCOLADES All-Pac-12 First Team (2013)
All-Pac-12 First Team (2012)
Pac-12 Freshman of the Year (2012)
FullCourt.com Second Team Freshman All-America (2012)
Named to the All-Pac-12 First Team for a second consecutive season ... explosive scorer that reached 1,000 points as a sophomore ... second-fastest Husky to 1,000 points (59 games) and the UW all-time leading scorer through two seasons (1,113 points) ... totaled 578 points, including 71 made 3-pointers ... third in the Pac-12 in both 3-pointers made and 3-point percentage (35.7%) ... averaged 19.3 ppg, which ranked second in the Pac-12 ... scored 18.9 ppg in Pac-12 play, which was also second best in conference ... second for the Huskies and seventh in the Pac-12 with 3.2 apg .. recorded a career-high 37 points vs. USC on 1/11/13, which ranks fifth in UW history for points in a single game ... tallied a career-high tying nine assists vs. Oregon on 2/15/13 ... recorded four steals three times, including in the WNIT win over Eastern Washington on 3/22/13 ... season-best eight rebounds vs. Idaho 12/16/12 ... scored 20+ points 15 different times on the season ... led UW with 139 free throws made and 190 free throws attempted (73.2%) ... played in 30 games, all starts and was the Pac-12 leader at 37.7 minutes per game.
Had arguably the best debut season in Washington history ... scored a freshman record 535 points, breaking the previous mark set by Loree Payne ... averaged 15.7 ppg, fifth-best mark in the Pac-12 ... recorded 67 three pointers, which is also the most by a UW freshman player ... named the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year ... named to the All-Pac-12 First Team ... scored a career-high 28 points against Arizona on Jan. 26, 2012 ... record nine 20-plus point games in 2011-12 ... started 33 of 34 games as a freshman, a Washington record ... made 140 free throws, tops a Husky freshman.
Has an all-court game; can get to the hoop or score from beyond the arc ... averaged 15 points for Valley Christian as a junior ... San Francisco All-Metro award ... 25th rated PG in the country ... has a 92 scout rating on HoopGurlz ... holds WCAL record for 3pt percentage (55.1) ... selected Mercury News Player of the Week for performance in CCS Division 3 Sectional final ... ranked No. 10 player in Top 40 of Northern California by NorCal Preps ... capable of playing bigger than her size ... explosive on the defensive end ... has a black belt in Karate ... plays AAU ball for the East Bay Xplosion.
Points - 37 at USC, Jan. 11 2013
Rebounds - 8 vs. UC Davis, Nov. 11 2011
Assists - 9 (2x), Last at Oregon, Feb. 15, 2013
Steals - 4 (3x), Last vs. Eastern Washington, March 22, 2013
FG Made - 12 at USC, Jan. 11, 2013
FG Attempted - 28 at USC, Jan. 11, 2013
3-Pt. FG Made - 7 vs. Oregon, March 7, 2012
3-Pt. FG Attempted - 15 at USC, Jan. 11, 2013
FT Made - 12 at UCLA, Jan. 13, 2013
FT Attempted - 15 vs. Washington State, Feb. 26, 2013
10 THINGS ABOUT... JAZMINE DAVIS
Why do you wear No. 32?
It is my best friend's number
What are your favorite things about Seattle?
The beautiful buildings and all of the views of the water
Why did you choose UW?
UW has the #1 nursing program in the country
Who is your favorite former UW Husky Basketball player?
What do you always bring on a road trip?
Chapstick and my iPod. Forget my phone, all I need is for my lips to remain un-chapped
Describe Coach McGuff in one word?
Unique, very unique
What is your biggest guilty pleasure?
I have every single Disney song in the world on my iPod and I listen to them every night
When you were younger, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be on the SWAT team and be a sniper. Now, I want to be a nurse. That's a drastic career change
What are some of your favorite hobbies?
Writing poetry, singing and playing the piano
Who is your most inspirational teammate?
Kristi Kingma and Mackenzie Argens