Coach Terry Says:
"Danesha is a high-energy player who plays hard on both ends of the court. She is great defender and will be challenged to defend the best guards in the conference. With her quickness, she will also be a huge part of our transition game."
As A Junior (2012-13)
Played in 22 games during her first season on The Mesa ... Netted her first field goal and handed out her first assist for the Scarlet and Black in the second half at UCLA (11-10-12) ... Posted season highs of 18 minutes and four rebounds in a home win over USC (11-30-12) ... Scored a season-best 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting, including a pair of three-pointers, helping the Aztecs secure a road victory at Cal Poly (12-16-12) ... Tallied five points in consecutive appearances at Boise State (2-6-13) and vs. UNLV (2-17-13) ... Also saw action in two MW tournament games against Nevada (3-14-13) and New Mexico (3-15-13), as well as SDSU's first-round victory over UC Santa Barbara in the WNIT (3-20-13).
At Midland College
Played two seasons at Midland College in Midland, Texas, where she played basketball under head coach Ron Jones ... Garnered WJCAC all-conference honors and was also named to the All-Region V team in her sophomore campaign after leading the Lady Chaparrals to a 23-8 record ... Averaged 11.3 points and 5.4 rebounds per game as a sophomore ... As a freshman, she led Midland to a 27-6 record and trip to the Region V Tournament championship game ... That season, she averaged 11.5 points and 6.1 rebounds per game for Midland en route to earning WJCAC MVP accolades as well as NJCAA Honorable Mention All-American and all-region honors.
At Jordan High School
Earned four varsity letters at Jordan High School in Long Beach, Calif., under head coach Adara Newidouski ... Was named the team captain in each of her final two seasons ... Earned all-CIF accolades and voted team MVP her freshman, sophomore and senior campaigns.
Played for Got Game under coach Sherrie Smith from 2006-10.
Danesha Lashay Long was born in Bellflower, Calif. ... Daughter of Quanique McNeil ... Is working toward her degree in criminal justice with plans to become a juvenile probation officer.