Ramirez named rookie of the year


FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Former Arkansas women’s basketball alum Amber Ramirez is making a splash in her first season playing professional basketball, as she was named Baloncesto Profesional Femenil’s Liga Nacional Rookie of the Year.

In Ramirez’s first season with the Mexican League, she averaged 10.7 points on a 46.4 field goal percentage with Fuerza Regia. She continues to light it up from beyond the arc with 28 3-pointers in 11 competitions, shooting 41.2 percent from deep and nailing at least one trey in every game played. Ramirez’s most memorable game of the season came against Plateras on June 10, as she led Fuerza Regia to a 107-91 win after her 24-point performance while shooting 8-for-13 from 3-point range.

Ramirez, who saw three seasons on the court for the Hogs, just finished the 2021-22 season with the Razorbacks earning second-team All-SEC honors. She led the Razorbacks with 15.4 points per game, while adding 4.6 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.4 steals per game. Ramirez was named the 30th member of the prestigious 1,000-point club and became the only Hog with three or more seasons to shoot 40% or better from long range.

Fuerza Regia is set for the first round of the quarter-finals tonight, June 15.

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