Butts Believes: "Amani is a freshman who I expect to do some good things for this team. We expect her to contribute in some way, whether that's bringing a positive attitude, whether that's getting in and helping out offensively and defensively. She has some growing to do, but has had a great attitude."
High School: Prep standout at Colony High in Ontario, Calif. ... Selected as honorable mention all-America after 2008 senior season ... twice chosen to the CIF Division 2-AA all-state team ... Four-time all-Mt. Baldy League honoree, including twice being chosen the League Player of the Year ... Two-time CIF Division 2-AA Most Valuable Player after junior and senior seasons ... Led Titans to the CIF Quarterfinals as a senior, finishing with a 28-3 overall record after winning league championship ... Member of Cal Swish club team out of Orange County, Calif. ... Lettered all four seasons as a member of the track and field team.
Personal: Born Nov. 14, 1987 in Los Angeles, Calif. ... Full name is Amani La'Shon Butler ... Daughter of Lamont and Carmicha Butler ... Oldest of four children with sisters Cincique (20) and Asasha (17) and brother Lamont Jr. (6) ... Considering majoring in sociology ... Enjoys shopping, talking on the phone and playing with her dog, Diamond, during her free time.
Why Arizona? "I love it here and it made me feel like I was at home."
Books - Addicted
Movies - Love and Basketball, Life, The Wood, Baby Boy
Food - Enchiladas, Spaghetti, Egg Rolls
Pro Athlete - Kobe Bryant
Television Show - Dawson's Creek
Non-sport Activity - Talk on the phone, Shop, Poetry