WNBL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR JOINS SUPERCATS

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Melbourne Boomers WNBL Rookie of the Year and Under 17 World Champion, Jazmin Shelley has signed with the Geelong Supercats for the NBL1 2019 season.

After a stellar season with the Melbourne Boomers Jazmin is looking to advance her game in preparation for her move to NCAA powerhouse the Oregon Ducks.  Shelley a member of the Sapphire’s Under 17 World Championship team will add scoring touch, creativity and tenacious defence to a strong Supercats roster.

‘I have followed Jazmine’s career for a long time, coming out of Gippsland and the daughter of highly respected Gippsland Basketball identities Phil and Carolyn Shelley, Jaz has always been someone I have admired.  At every level Jaz has succeeded both nationally and internationally and I am really looking forward to working with her in the upcoming NBL1 season.’ Coach David Herbert said today.

‘We have added some key ingredients to our roster to bolster the squad, Jaz’s ability to be create off the dribble, shoot the ball and work tenaciously on Defence will assist our group no end.  Jaz is a wonderful young lady and will be tremendous addition to our squad’ Herbert added.

The Supercats women’s team is close to being finalised with one final announcement to be made later this week.   ‘We have a wonderful mix of young talent within our program this year.  It is certainly exciting to have such an athletically talented team but even more exciting is they are a group wanting to play together, sacrifice for each other and play as hard as they can.’ ‘We have some incredible role models for our young players to aspire too and over the next 12 months can really see the girl’s side of our program taking a major step forward.’ Coach Herbert said

‘This year’s Supercats women’s team will be very exciting to watch, we are athletic, we are quick and we are hungry to take the NBL1 league head on’ Herbert added.