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Purdue women’s basketball receives transfer commitment from ex-UTEP Wing Mahri Petree

The Purdue women’s basketball team has made its second transfer portal addition of the offseason. Mahri Petree, who spent the past three seasons at UTEP, committed to the Boilermakers this weekend.

Petree began her college basketball career at Bradley, where she spent two seasons. The 6-foot-4 wing was then transferred to UTEP ahead of the 2021-2022 campaign. She is entering her sixth season, taking advantage of a redshirt season during the 2022-2023 season and the NCAA’s blanket waiver for Covid-19 in 2020-2021.

Last season, Petree averaged 8.3 points and 3.7 rebounds per game for the Miners. She appeared in 31 games and made 24 starts. These numbers came after Petree missed all but two games of the 2022-23 season at UTEP.

Over the course of her career, Petree is averaging 6.4 points and 3.3 rebounds per game. She is eligible to reside in West Lafayette for one year.

Petree joins former Stephen F. Austin guard Destini Lombard, who also announced her commitment to Purdue earlier this week. Lombard was the WAC Defenseman of the Year for the 2023-2024 season. Last year she averaged 10.1 points, 4.2 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.6 steals per game.

Petree is the younger sister of former boilermaker Lasha Petree. During the 2022-2023 season, Lasha was Purdue’s leading scorer, averaging 14.7 points per game.

The boilers come from a 15-19 year old. They reached the Great 8 round of the WNIT.

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