Samantha Roscoe

Mystics go big with signing of University of North Dakota Forward Roscoe

Manchester Mystics have added Australian/British forward Samantha Roscoe for the remainder of the 2017-18 WBBL season and she will make her debut this weekend.

Graduating from the University of North Dakota earlier this year, she averaged a double-digit scoring return during her senior year with more than 10 points per game, as well as 5 rebounds per outing. Roscoe has also played recently in Australia with Lakeside Lightning.

“She has only been here a few days, but has settled straight in and we are very excited to have added Samantha to our roster,” enthused Mystics’ play-caller Jeff Jones.

“She brings us some real size at 6ft 3in tall and she will really help us and especially Dom [Allen] in the paint.

“A highly skilled player, Samantha also has a strong basketball IQ and when you take the whole package she offers into account, we are confident she will be a major asset for us and the league.

“We are looking forward to her making her debut this Saturday,” added Jones.

Mystics face BA London Lions at the National Basketball Performance Centre in a 3pm tip-off.

By the way, she’s famous for making this shot: