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|No. 16 – Free Agent|
|Species||White Tailed Deer ( Cervidae )|
|Listed height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Listed weight||180 lb (82 kg)|
|School||Cervine University of Michigan|
|FBA draft||2015 / Round: 1 / Pick: 13th overall|
|Selected by the Biloxi Voodoo|
|Pro playing career||2015–present|
|2015-Mar 2016||Biloxi Voodoo|
|Mar 2016-2017||Lorain Firestorm|
|2020 Salary||$9 million|
|(OOC) Usage||Ask me before any use|
From the first time Shellie and Robert Bates saw their second child and only daughter, Margo, they knew she would be special. Firstly, an eleven pound baby is nothing to laugh at. Then came the question of her patchwork coat and one blue eye. They knew things might be hard for her when it came time to put her in school.
They weren't wrong. Margo, even in elementary school was teased and bullied for her odd appearance. She would come home with the braids her mother had spent an hour on pulled apart, bows knotted and uneven. Margo would complain quietly about girls in her class telling her that she was ugly, her ears too big, her eyes were weird. Her brother, Alexander, played along. He joined in with his friends in calling Margo names and stealing her books, throwing them in the stream on the walk home from school. Margo grew into a quiet, reserved personality.
Her parent's separation was not much of a surprise. Through the years of Alexander and Margo's development it was clear to everyone in the family that Robert played favorites. He paid as little attention to Margo as possible and put all of his money on his son, 'the normal one'. Shellie began to resent him. She nurtured and loved both of her children equally but found it hard to keep her family together, she was always there to wipe away tears from her daughter's cheek, while Robert stayed in his chair and watched baseball with his son without a care in the world. Shellie gained custody, a registered nurse's income was much more reliable than a construction worker's, after all. Robert still made an effort to see Alexander, but made only the smallest efforts in communicating with Margo. A birthday card here and there, a surprise appearance at her graduations, not much else.
In middle school Alexander tried his hand at baseball, much to the joy of his father. Looking to gain her father's approval as well, she shyly approached her gym teacher. She didn't know what she would be suited for, as she was thin and somewhat gangly, as well as one of the tallest girls in her class. Her teacher first recommended basketball and Margo turned that away immediately. Volleyball and track ended up not working well in her favor. There was hardly any strategy, hit the ball, jump over things. After a year of failed attempts, Margo decided to study up on basketball. She was thrilled. Margo poured through books and articles on star players, reading all about their techniques. Shane Rufus wasn't quite what you would call her 'idol', but he was among the greats in her mind. She strived to be a point guard, the strategic moves and techniques intrigued her and she felt exhilarated when she thought up her own plays.
It wasn't until high school that the poor girl found any friends, and at that it was a small number. She dressed conservatively and tried to keep as many eyes off of her as possible, she spent her time in the library or out on the courts when no one was there. It was now that she would have the chance to show herself. She'd practiced all through middle school in private, afraid of rejection to her school's team. Her mother finally convinced her to try out for her high school team. After the nerve wracking audition, Margo walked by the bulletin board in the girl's locker room every day, waiting patiently until all of the bulletins were posted, hoping and praying for the results to be posted. Much to everyone's surprise, Margo was accepted. She vowed to try ever harder than before to do as well as possible, not only to shove it in her know it all brother's face, but also to catch the eye of her father.
After a promising high school basketball career, Margo moved on to a university career with a full scholarship. She had originally considered a medical career like her mother, and studied very hard, but after securing a starting position on the college team, she realized she had a chance at something bigger. She studied her playbooks as hard as her textbooks, and proved that a quote-unquote 'nerd' could be just as dominant on the court as a jock. Now it was time for the big leagues.
2015 - 2016 Regular Season Stats
2016 - 2017 Regular Season Stats