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Buffalo Bulls Women's Basketball Preview: Freshman center Mirte Scheper

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UB's forward depth has been devastated by graduation, transfers, and NCAA rules. For the first semester UB will field only one forward with collegiate experience.

The Basics

Number: 23
Year: Freshman
Position: Forward
Hometown: Amstelveen, Netherlands
Height: 6-4

New Girl?

Yes, after verbaling to Buffalo last April.

Before UB

Scheper has experience in the Dutch National Team training program, having represented the Netherlands since the U 16 level. This summer she competed on both the national U20 and U18 teams in the respective European Championships.

At the U20 tournament, Scheper played 6.5 minutes in six of nine games, for 0.7 points and 1.8 rebounds a contest. In the U18s, she played closer to 20 minutes, averaged roughly four points and rebounds a game to go with more than a full block per game.

Further Reading and Viewing:

Women's Basketball signs 6-5 forward Mirte Scheper from the Netherlands

Mirte Scheper plays sparingly in European U20 Championships

Scheper sees more time at U18 Championships

2015-16 Outlook

It's anyone's guess what the forward lineup will look like both before and after the conclusion of the fall semester, when Cassie Oursler regains eligibility. Scheper is one of a number of freshmen behind Mariah Suchan, and we could see the lineup change drastically from week to week early in the season depending on who among Scheper, Tamara Brcina, and Courtney Wilkins impresses.