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.
The Huskies' all-conference scoring guard will play her first game that counts in 20 months Friday night as UW opens against Saint Mary's. It's Kingma, Jazmine Davis -- then questions galore for the Dawgs.
AWARDS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Named the first McDonald's All-America selection in Washington women's basketball history. Was the only player from Washington - male or female - selected to play in 2012.
Seattle Times State Player of the Year.
All-time leading scorer at Seattle Christian High School.
Rated the No. 22 overall recruit for 2012 according to ESPN HoopGurlz, and the fifth-best at her position.
Played club basketball for Tree of Hope
2012-13 (FRESHMAN): Redshirted after suffering a knee injury in preseason.
SEATTLE CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL
All-time leading scorer for the Warriors, passing former teammate and current Oregon sophomore Lexi Petersen ... averaged nearly 15 points per game for Seattle Christian, which finished the season with a 16-10 record ... led team to the Class 1A Regionals ... played for coach Dave Jansen.
Daughter of Mark and Ann Collier ... diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia during a recruiting visit to Washington in 2011, but is now cancer-free ... played 18 games for the Warriors despite debilitating chemotherapy treatments ... volunteers for Ronald McDonald House charities, which supports seriously ill children and their families.