Mahri Petree | Graphic courtesy UTEP
Former Bradley guard Mahri Petree will join the UTEP women’s basketball team as a transfer, head coach Kevin Baker announced Thursday.
“Mahri brings to UTEP a ton of experience and a very talented skill set. Mahri was a big piece of Bradley’s winning season and advancement to the NCAA tournament. That kind of winning pedigree is invaluable. She can play any position on the court from point guard to power forward” Miner head coach Kevin Baker shared.
“Offensively, there is not much she can’t do. She fits perfectly into our position-less offensive system. Her natural position is shooting guard but her ability to play any spot on the floor will make her a constant scoring threat. Lastly, Mahri has a very high basketball IQ which will mix in well with her new teammates.”
Petree, who helped Bradley win the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament to punch a ticket to the “Big Dance,” will have three years of eligibility.
Mahri Petree | 5-11, Guard Sophomore | Detroit, Mi.
2020 MVC All-Freshman Team member who built on that to become a key contributor to the 2021 Bradley NCAA Tournament team … played in 29 games, including making six starts, playing 20.6 minutes per game … contributed 7.2 points per game and 3.7 rebounds per contest … nailed 42.6 percent (81-190) from the floor, including 35.4 percent (23-65) from 3-point range … led the team in free-throw percentage, nailing 88.9 percent (23-26)
Fifth on the team for both scoring and rebounding … hit double figures in scoring in nine contests, including going off for 22 points against Loyola (1/22/21) … recorded a double-double (13 points, 10 rebounds) in the season opener against Kansas City (11/25/20) … came up one rebound shy of a double-double (19 points, nine boards) against Indiana State (3/5/21) … stuffed the stat sheet with 11 points, eight rebounds, two assists and two blocks against Saint Louis (12/6/20)
MVC All-Freshman team in 2019-20 … reached double figures twice, averaging 4.3 points and 3.0 rebounds as a top reserve … logged almost 14 minutes per game … drilled two 3-pointers while blocking two shots and registering an assist against Valparaiso … had eight points and four boards in 18 minutes off the bench against Northern Iowa … scored a season and game-high 16 points in her first home game … followed it up with 14 points and seven boards in a win at Western Illinois … wrapped up the year with nine points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals at Evansville.
First-team Division III All-State selection as a senior in with Arbor Prep … named to the Ann Arbor News Dream Team … averaged 10.8 points and 5.7 rebounds as a junior to secure first-team class C All-State accolades … help her team to three second-place state finishes during her prep career … second-team All-State section as a junior.
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