24  Jean Best
Jean Best

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Wilson, N.C.

High School:
Beddingfield

Height:
6-5

Position:
Center

Experience:
HS


2008-09 Conference USA All-Freshman Team
Conference USA Rookie-of-the-Week (Jan. 26, 2009)
Conference USA Rookie-of-the-Week (Feb. 16, 2009)

As a Junior (2010-11): Played in the last 29 games of the season after missing the first two with a leg injury ... Made four starts with three occurring in conference play ... Led the team in blocks a squad-high 16 contests while pacing ECU in rebounds six times ... Pirates were 2-2 with Best in the starting lineup ... Put up a team-best field goal percentage of .590 (72-122) to remain the program's career leader ... Blocked a squad-high 42 shots, giving her 115 for her career - the third most in school history ... Scored in double figures seven times, including a season-best 17 points in the 66-55 win over Rice (1/16) in Greenville ... Grabbed double-digit rebounds twice with a career-best 12 against Marshall (2/27) while also completing her lone double-double of the year with 11 points ... Pulled down 10 boards against Southern Miss (2/10) ... Posted a three-game streak from Jan. 13-23 where she scored in double figures ... Played a season-high 28 minutes in the win at Marshall (2/3), the first league road victory of the year ... Matched her career high with six field goals made against Rice, at Southern Miss (1/23) and at UAB (3/3) ... Ended the season making 14 of her last 17 free throws.

As a Sophomore (2009-10): Paced the team in blocks with 26 and is currently tied for sixth on the career ledger with 73 ... Shot 50 percent from the field for the season and still sits first on the ECU career chart with a mark of .559 ... Reached double figures in points eight times and four of her last seven games ... Scored four points and pulled down three rebounds in the season opener against Charlotte (11/13) ... Collected six points and six rebounds against Western Carolina (11/15) ... Played 14 minutes against UNC Wilmington (11/19), netting two points and picking up two rebounds ... Picked up a then season-high eight points at American (11/22) ... Scored seven points and blocked two shots against Bethune-Cookman (11/27) ... Picked up three blocks and six rebounds against Towson (11/28) ... Scored in double figures for the first time this season, netting 12 against VCU (12/2) while also collecting four blocks ... Blocked two shots at Gardner-Webb (12/5) ... Netted three points in four minutes at Hampton (12/12) ... Netted six points and picked up three steals against Houston-Baptist (12/19) ... Hit four of six free throws to end up with six points at South Florida (12/20) ... Scored six points and pulled down six rebounds against UMBC (12/28) ... Hit all three of her shots against Binghamton (12/29), ending up with seven points ... Started and played eight minutes against Marshall (1/4) ... Scored three points and recorded three rebounds against Southern Miss (1/4) ... Made her third-straight start, netting six points and picking up two blocks against UCF (1/10) ... Put in her highest point total of the season, scoring 15 and notching a team second-best six rebounds at Houston (1/15) ... Dropped in five points at Rice (1/17) ... Moved into a tie for ninth-place on the ECU career blocks ledger, recording her 63rd at SMU (1/23) ... Scored seven points and collected five rebounds and two assists against UAB (1/28) ... Recorded her season high rebounding total, pulling down seven to go along with nine points against Memphis (1/30) ... Scored two points and recorded five rebounds at Southern Miss (2/4) ... Grabbed three rebounds and dished out two assists at UCF (2/6) ... Netted double figures for the third time this season, scoring 10 points to go along with seven rebounds against UTEP (2/11) ... Put in 10 points for the second-straight game, adding four rebounds against Tulane (2/13) ... Scored four points to go along with four rebounds against Tulsa (2/21) ... Led the team in rebounding at UAB (2/25) with eight while blocking three shots ... Collected 13 points and five rebounds at Memphis (2/27) ... Tied her career high with 19 points at Marshall (3/3), hitting 7-of-9 field goal attempts ... Scored eight points and snatched five rebounds in the C-USA Tournament first round contest against Southern Miss (3/8) ... Tallied her second career double-double against Memphis (3/9) in the C-USA Tournament quarterfinals with 14 points and 10 rebounds to go along with two blocks ... Netted three points in the C-USA Tournament semifinals against Tulane (3/10) ... Was instrumental in helping the Lady Pirates defeat Drexel on the road in the first round of the WNIT, scoring 15 points - including the tying free throws with five seconds left in regulation to cap a 16-point comeback ... Grabbed two rebounds at Maryland (3/21) in the second round of the WNIT.

As a Freshman (2008-09): Selected to the 2008-09 Conference USA All-Freshman Team ... Named to the Bahamas Sunsplash Shootout All-Tournament Team ... Notched the eighth-highest single-season block total in program history with 47 ... Selected the C-USA Rookie-of-the-Week twice (Jan. 26 and Feb. 16) ... Nearly recorded a double-double in the exhibition contest against Southern Wesleyan (11/08), turning in team-high totals in points (16) and rebounds (7) ... Netted six points in her collegiate debut against Hampton (11/14) ... Produced the first double-digit scoring effort of her career with 13 points against Appalachian State (11/18) ... Scored four points and grabbed four rebounds against Presbyterian (11/21) ... Collected nine points and four rebounds in the second half at VCU (11/25) ... Scored nine points in 14 minutes played against North Carolina Central (11/28) ... Contributed 17 minutes against North Carolina A&T (11/29) ... Netted four points while pulling down five rebounds at No. 19 Virginia (12/06) ... Picked up five points and five rebounds (three offensive) at UNC Wilmington (12/14) ... Collected the second-most points on the squad (15) against Gardner-Webb (12/16) ... Turned in her second double-digit scoring effort of the season vs. Mercer (10) to go along with seven rebounds ... Scored a career-high 19 points while just missing a double-double with nine rebounds vs. Florida Atlantic (12/20) ... Netted five points vs. Marist (12/29) ... Corralled two rebounds at FIU (12/30) ... Played 18 minutes against Marshall (1/03), picking up four points and three rebounds ... Nearly completed a double-double at Tulsa (1/08), scoring eight points and pulling down nine rebounds ... Scored four points in 17 minutes at SMU (1/10) ... Produced her fifth double-digit scoring effort of the season at Marshall (1/18) , recording 15 points and corralling six rebounds (four offensive) while blocking three shots ... Scored in double figures for the sixth time with 11 points and adding six rebounds against Memphis (1/22) ... Notched a team-high 13 points against UAB (1/24) ... Netted four points and two rebounds at UCF (1/29) ... Played 14 minutes at Southern Miss (1/31) ... Scored seven points and collected six rebounds against UTEP (2/05) ... Poured in 13 points and plucked seven rebounds at Tulane (2/08), notching her eighth double-figure scoring game of the campaign ... Scored eight points and tallied three rebounds against Southern Miss (2/13) ... Earned her first career double-double against UCF (2/15), setting or matching career highs in points (19), rebounds (13), blocks (4) and minutes Played (28) ... Scored four points and recorded three blocks at Memphis (2/20) ... Collected a team second-best 15 points to go along with four blocks at UAB (2/22) ... Tallied eight points and four rebounds against Rice (2/26) ... Notched eight points on 3-for-3 shooting from the field against Houston (2/28) while also recording a block for the seventh-straight contest ... Turned in a career-high five steals to go along with eight points and six rebounds in the C-USA Tournament first round matchup with UAB (3/05) ... Blocked a career-high five shots vs. top-seeded SMU in the C-USA Tournament quarterfinals (3/06).

At Beddingfield High School: Averaged 18 points and 11 rebounds her senior season under head coach Debra Pegram, earning her Eastern Carolina Conference Player-of-the-Year honors ... As a sophomore, averaged 14 points and eight rebounds, leading her team to a 30-0 record and the North Carolina 3A state title ... Picked up all-conference honors and was named the Eddie Summerlin MVP at the Wilson Daily Times Eastern Carolina Classic ... Also named team MVP her sophomore season ... As a freshman, she was voted Rookie-of-the-Year and collected all-conference honorable mention accolades ... Was the 285th best recruit in the nation as ranked by the All-Star Girls Report, choosing East Carolina over Old Dominion University.

Personal: Is currently majoring in family relations ... Daughter of Marshall and Cathy Best ... Born April 8, 1989.