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Newcomer Profile: Tatum Veitenheimer

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Hailing from Windthorst, Texas, and transferring from Oklahoma, Veitenheimer brings toughness, defense, and shooting to the Lady Raiders.

A small-town player with a huge game. That’s the best way to describe Veitenheimer. Coming out of the tiny town of Windthorst, Texas, Veitenheimer was ranked one of the top-30 recruits in her class. She chose Oklahoma and has been a large part of that program for the past three seasons. She will now bring her talents to a Lady Raiders program in need of a point guard.

Point Guard is the role she was pitched by Associate Head Coach JC Carter, she told me in a recent interview. The Lady Raiders needed a floor general and Veitenheimer fits that role perfectly. Veitenheimer consistently averaged over two assists per game as a Lady Sooner and her distribution is something the Lady Raiders want from her.

Veitenheimer is also a great defensive player. Her defense is what she sees as her best attribute on the court. Her ability to lock down the opposing player’s best guard is something she takes pride in. Veitenheimer averages two steals per game last season for the Sooners and should bring that to Lubbock this season.

Her role on this team will most likely be starting at point guard. This team has a bunch of scoring and rebounding but what it needs is someone to run the show. Since the departure of Chrislyn Carr, this team has been in need of a steady distributor of the basketball. Tatum Veitenheimer is the definition of a floor general and her court vision and distribution of the basketball are elite.

We can’t wait to see Tatum on the floor! Guns Up!

Be sure to check out Guns Up Nation on Twitter (@gunsupnation), Facebook, Instagram (@gunsupnation), and Tik Tok (@gunsupnation0) for more players every day!

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