Beginning her third season in the WNBA, former Gophers star Amanda Zahui B. said in a conference call Wednesday her confidence level is at its highest since she entered the league as the second overall pick — by Tulsa — in the 2015 draft.

The biggest reason? A strong season overseas.

"My overseas experience was great,'' she said. "I had a coach who pushed me, helped me a lot with my confidence and helped develop my game. We ran a lot; I'm in better shape that I was in my previous years.''

Zahui B., acquired by the New York Liberty in a trade before the 2016 season, was part of a conference call with reporters in advance of Thursday's Liberty-Lynx game in New York. Both teams are 1-0 and have legitimate championship aspirations.

Zahui B., a backup post player for the Liberty, averaged 5.0 points and 3.2 rebounds in 11 minutes a game last season.