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Buffalo Bulls Women's Basketball Preview: Sophomore guard Stephanie Reid

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If you're not excited to see Reid, I can't do anything for you.

The Basics

Number: 1
Year: Sophomore
Position: Guard
Hometown: Melbourne, Australia
Height: 5-6

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UB Career

Reid burst onto the scene as UB's started point guard less than a month after graduating high school and three weeks after arriving in Buffalo last year. It took a while for the freshman to find her offensive game, but she was rarely held below four assists and a handful of rebounds, and off the stat sheet (for those who prefer the eye test) no guard facilitated the offense like she did. Even considering her half-season, she was jilted from a spot on the MAC All-Freshman team.

Further Reading and Viewing:

Takeaways from Clarion, Daemen exhibitions

Reid does it all in MAC Tournament win over WMU

Reid, Smith hit career highs in historic win over Akron

Reid plays 36 minutes in first career start

2015-16 Outlook

Reid's the starting point guard and driver of the offense. Just like last year, no one else looks as comfortable running the point, even if the stats don't come. Towards the end of last year she started to put in more points, but a consistent 7-10 would be plenty if she keeps dishing the ball. On a team with few post-up threats despite more height, she's the most important to getting her teammates the best shots possible.

I don't remember how well Ashley Zuber and Margeaux Gupilan fared on defense, but Reid's offensive court vision already rivals those predecessors, and on defense you can tell she's being trusted with large areas of the court. Next time you get a chance to watch a game, focus only on the sophomore for a few defensive possessions.