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2016-17 Buffalo Women’s Basketball Previews: Lawrencia Moten

Reputed as a forward that has incredible defensive skills, Moten comes to Buffalo as an impressive late signing by Coach Jack and staff.

The Basics

Number: 2

Year: Freshman

Position: Forward

Hometown: Bowie, Maryland

Height: 6-2

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Before UB

Had she not missed her entire senior season to an ACL injury at the Nike AAU nationals, Moten probably wouldn’t be at Buffalo right now. The 6-2 forward averaged 12 points per game in her junior year at Bullis and also holds the school record for rebounds in a single game with a mark of 20. Despite losing her entire senior season, she still carries a 3 star rating from ESPN with a 90 scouts grade, leaving her with probably the highest ceiling out of all of the incoming freshmen on the team. Before committing to Buffalo, she had offers from Oklahoma State, Wake Forest, Columbia, and Temple among others.

Further Reading and Viewing:

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Lawrencia Moten averaged 12 points per game during her junior season at Bullis High School. Last July, Moten tore her ACL during the Nike AAU Nationals so he had sat out her whole senior year. Moten played on varsity all four years at Bullis High School in Potomac, Maryland. Moten holds the Bullis record for the most rebounds in one game (20), received most improved player her sophomore year with MVP honors her junior year.

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She's got a long frame, a big wingspan and good mobility. She's expanding her offensive skill set as you read this. She wants to major in journalism, and following her dad's footsteps to Syracuse is her dream. But there's also a strong pull to the Ivy League, and several HBCUs have come calling as well.

2016-17 Outlook

After the departure of Mirte Scheper, I would think Moten will have an opportunity to get some solid playing time since the front court doesn’t return as much as the backcourt this year. Praised for defensive abilities, it will be interesting to see if she truly has started developing an offensive game that the scouts have talked about. If she has, expect Moten to make a large impact in her freshman season.