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Norrisha Victrum | Position: point guard | Class: Junior | Hometown: Columbia, SC


Norrisha Victrum is in her third season as the Marshall University women’s basketball team’s starting point guard. Her continued development as a floor general and team leader have coincided with greater team success. This season, Victrum leads the team in minutes (36.6 MPG) and assists (3.6 APG) while also ranking second on the team in scoring at 11.3 points per game. She has asserted herself more offensively in recent games, as she has been the team’s leading scorer in the past three contests. Victrum’s 23 points Saturday rallied the Herd from a double-digit deficit in its victory over University of Texas at El Paso.

Victrum is a steady and disciplined point guard in terms of getting the Herd into its offensive sets. When she needs to be aggressive, her quickness with the ball also makes her an effective penetrator off the dribble. Head coach Matt Daniel said Victrum has matured on the floor.

She doesn’t have to look over to the sidelines to decide if it’s a good look or not a good look. She can just read the play, and she knows that I trust her to do that.”

— Head coach Matt Daniel

“That’s just a continuation of maturation,” Daniel said. “She doesn’t have to look over to the sidelines to decide if it’s a good look or not a good look. She can just read the play, and she knows that I trust her to do that.”

Victrum said she has developed since her last season.

“Just being more aggressive and letting the game come to me,” Victrum said. “I’m just doing what I need to do to help the team. I’m more comfortable now, so I’m taking shots that I probably wouldn’t have taken last year.”

Victrum’s energy may be her greatest contribution to the team as her activity and communication on the defensive side can lead to turnovers and poor shots that result in fast-break opportunities for the Herd.

Brad Heltzel can be contacted at [email protected]

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