Point guard Bree Whatman has re-signed with the NBL1 Cobra Women for a second season.
The lefty floor general enjoyed a strong 2021 campaign, leading the Cobras in assists (4.2apg) and ranking amongst the team’s best in scoring (9.5ppg) and rebounds (4.1rpg). Possessing a deadly midrange game and shifty playmaking ability, Whatman’s point guard play was key role in helping the Cobras post an impressive 9-4 record in 2021.
Whatman raised her game to new heights over the final month of the season, helping the Cobras close the season on a four game win streak. She tipped-off the streak with a season-high 20 point outing against Mt Gambier, and followed her scoring outburst with a game winner at home against Ringwood on July 10. Her 19 points the following day helped lead the Cobras to a stunning road win over league leaders, Frankston, and she wrapped up 2021 with a near triple double performance (9 points, 8 rebounds, 8 assists) at home against Dandenong.
Whatman’s exceptional end to 2021 and level headed play impressed Cobras head coach Hannah Lowe, who expects her to lead from the front once again in 2022.
“Bree was our floor general in last season, and I’m excited to see her return in 2022 and continue to be a big part of leading our team,” Lowe said.
“Bree has an extended resume that has seen her hit the floor amongst some very talented squads in juniors all the way to the WNBL level. That experience, and the level headedness that she brings will help our team navigate the season ahead.”
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