Amanda Frost's Talents Shine Bright in Nashville
Photos: (Left) Frost with the other Pro Selected Team players, (Right) Frost with former professional Carla McGhee
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – In her first step towards pursuing a post-collegiate basketball career, Amanda Frost seized her opportunity and took full advantage of it at the Nashville Women's International Showcase last weekend. Over the two-day combine, Frost ascended to the cream of the crop and displayed her abilities in front of professional basketball evaluators from both in the states and overseas.
"Overall it was a great experience and it gave me great exposure as well," Frost said. "It opened a lot of opportunities for me and I'm excited to see what happens next. People would come up to me and ask if I made the cut or what team I made and I would tell them that I made the Pro Selected Team. It was a good feeling that I was one of the top players."
The combine, held at the NCAA Women's Final Four, began last Saturday with games to evaluate all of the participants. Following the first day, Frost was selected to the Pro Selected Team, the highest of three tiers which the players were separated into for the final day. As a member of the Pro Selected Team, Frost was assigned to the North Squad, one of four Pro Selected Teams, and she helped her team to the combine championship.
In addition to playing games, Frost was afforded the opportunity to participate in a private WNBA workout among the various skill development workouts during the combine. The skill workouts primarily focused on one-on-one drills.
Frost, known for her three-point shooting prowess during her career at NAU, impressed the scouts and agents in attendance with her three-point proficiency but also showed that there is most to her game.
"Some people were amazed that I shoot (the three) a little deep," Frost said. "They were in awe about that. I was proud of my speed though because I was still getting fast break layups."
Other collegiate players at the combine included BYU's Jennifer Hamson, an AP All-America Honorable Mention, and North Carolina State's Kody Burke, an All-ACC Second Team selection. In attendance were also Lisa Leslie, a four-time Olympic Gold Medalist and three-time WNBA MVP, and Carla McGhee, a 1996 Olympic Gold Medalist with both WNBA and oversea professional experience.
With personnel from the WNBA's Atlanta Dream as well as overseas from Switzerland and Germany among those in attendance, Frost definitely showcased her talents and will now await what opportunities come her way.
The 2014 WNBA Draft will be held this upcoming Monday, April 14 in Uncasville, Conn.