Marshall Parthenon Player of the Week: Norrisha Victrum

Position: Point Guard    Class: Junior   Hometown: Columbia, South Carolina

Victrum is in her third season as the Herd’s starting point guard, and 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 PPG. She has asserted herself more offensively in recent games as she has been the team’s leading scorer in the team’s past three contests. Victrum’s 23 points on Saturday rallied the Herd from a double digit deficit in its victory over UTEP.

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Victrum is a steady and disciplined point guard in terms of getting the Herd into its offensive sets, but when she needs to be aggressive, her quickness with the ball also makes her an effective penetrator off the dribble. Victrum’s energy, however, 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.

Head coach Matt Daniel on Victrum’s development as a point guard: “That’s just a continuation of maturation. 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 on her recent scoring output: “Just being more aggressive and letting the game come to me. 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.”

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