The independent news organization of Duke University

Duke women's basketball 2022-23 player preview: Bo Shaffer

Bo Shaffer comes to Duke after four years with UCCS.
Bo Shaffer comes to Duke after four years with UCCS.

As the college basketball season looms, it's finally time for the Blue Zone to preview the 2022-23 Duke women's basketball roster. First up is Bo Shaffer:

Bo Shaffer

Year: Graduate student

Height: 5-foot-7

Position: Guard

Last year’s statline: 2.1 PPG, 3.1 RPG, 1.0 APG, 17.3 MPG (UCCS)

Game breakdown: As a guard, Shaffer’s game naturally relies primarily on mid-range shots and her ability to facilitate play for her teammates. Despite this, Shaffer has proven herself a skillful rebounder when required—she logged eight rebounds, six of which were defensive, in 33 minutes against Colorado State-Pueblo—and a semi-regular disher of assists, with 27 across the 2021-22 season and a career-best 29 the year prior. Shaffer, while not a scorer in abundance, was a handy backup option for the Mountain Lions, seeing a notable uptick in minutes from her freshman to senior campaigns and a relatively steady two-point-something points per game in four years.

Role on the team: As an academic transfer and walk-on without a position listed on the team’s website, Shaffer is unlikely to see any game time, even as a late-game substitute in lopsided contests.

Projected stats: 0.0 MPG, 0.0 RPG, 0.0 APG, 0.0 MPG


Andrew Long | Blue Zone editor

Andrew Long is a Trinity sophomore and Blue Zone editor of The Chronicle's 118th volume.

Discussion

Share and discuss “Duke women's basketball 2022-23 player preview: Bo Shaffer” on social media.