Rosalie Smoot

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Rosalie Smoot
(American bison, F/C)
ID#512
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No. 79 – Tallahassee Typhoons
Position Bigfur
Species American Bison ( Bovidae )
Gender Female
Personal information
Born (1990-09-15) September 15, 1990 (age 30)
Buffalo, WY
Nationality American
Listed height 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Listed weight 252 lb (114 kg)
Shoots Right
Career information
School Wyoming Herd University
FBA draft 2013 / Round: 2 / Pick: 46th overall
Selected by the Biloxi Voodoo
Pro playing career 2013–present
Career history
2013-2015 Biloxi Voodoo
2015-present Tallahassee Typhoons
Career highlights and awards
Contract information
Contract year 2020
2020 Salary $9.5 million
2021 Salary $12 million
2022 Salary $12 million
2023 Salary $12 million
Player Contacts
(IC) Agent Corker (male platypus)
(OOC) Creator Kinto
(OOC) Actor Kinto
(OOC) Usage Ask me before any use

Biography

Pros: Aggressive play, never-give-up attitude, powerful vertical jump, shoot-from-anywhere scoring Cons: Loner, does not give her respect to other players who have not earned it

Rosalie Smoot has never taken the easy way, though not always by choice. The bison has always dreamt of playing in the FBA; in an unpredictable life the orange sphere has been the sole constant.

Rosalie was well on her way to being a high school standout when a one-night stand with a teammate when she was 16 left her pregnant. Rosalie was forced off the squad; her calf’s father got an official slap on the wrist and an unofficial pat on the back.

Rosalie took her young daughter Eleanor and ran away from her hometown of Buffalo, Wyoming, when she was 18 for the big city of Cheyenne. She has been estranged from her family ever since, and she never officially completed high school.

In Cheyenne Rosalie scraped by by any means necessary; frequently she felt the only thing keeping her and her daughter alive was sheer force of will. Rosalie often worked two jobs at a time, sometimes making extra money hustling pick-up games and trick shots in parks and gyms. In between she still found time to earn her GED and then take classes at Wyoming Anthro Community College, and learned to squeeze a full night’s sleep into three hours. The bison spent every moment she could spare at the gym with her quickly-growing daughter in tow, still hanging on to her professional dreams and hell bent to prove the entire town of Buffalo wrong.

When she was 19, Rosalie secured a job on the janitorial staff at Little America Arena where the D-League Wyoming Rangers play. She charmed and fibbed her way onto the court during a practice session, and then another, and was soon being explicitly invited by the players. From the start she was an able match and she only improved with time.

When the head janitor found out, Rosalie was fired, but Rangers’ trainer Bart Marrow (hyena) saw enough talent in the bison to continue to help Rosalie develop on his own time, with young Eleanor’s supervision. He invited her to watch televised FBA games to study different styles of play and to identify areas for improvement, and then incorporating the lessons into her drills and training.

Rosalie wanted to enter the draft in 2011, but Marrow convinced the bison that she would have a much better shot at achieving her dream if she waited a couple years and first got some proper college-level experience playing on an actual team. Rosalie used her community college credits to apply to Wyoming Herd University (Creator’s note: I’m not attached to this school name, if there’s already a canon school in Cheyenne) as a third-year student and was accepted. On the first day of open tryouts for the school’s basketball team, Rosalie was first in line and proceeded to blow the coaches away. Traveling with the WHU team was the first time Rosalie had ever been outside Wyoming.

Rosalie favors an aggressive, offense-minded style of play, using her size to muscle her way close to the net. She typically prefers to make her own opportunities rather than wait for them to appear naturally. Her past experience practicing trick shots makes her uncommonly good at scoring from unexpected angles and her vertical jump and dunk is surprisingly powerful for an ungulate of her size.

With Marrow’s enthusiastic endorsement and the support of the Wyoming Rangers, Rosalie Smoot submitted her name for the 2013 FBA draft after two years at WHU.

Trivia: Her preferred jersey number 79 refers to Eleanor’s July 9 birthday.

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