The NBL1 Cobra Women have made their first major move of the 2021 season, signing star centre Lauren Scherf.
Scherf is one of Australia’s brightest young female talents, having already established herself as not only a premier centre in the NBL1, but the WNBL, too. A familiar foe for the Cobras, Scherf boasts NBL1/SEABL career averages of 16.4 points, 11.3 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game, and was the SEABL Finals MVP in 2016 as she led Dandenong victory over her new team.
Her 2019 season was arguably her best to date: the 6’5 Scherf was named to the NBL1 All-Star Five, averaged 21.0 points, 12.9 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.5 blocks per game, and produced one of the biggest stat lines of the season as she erupted for 33 points and 26 rebounds against Dandenong.
The former U19 Australian Gems star has been just as impressive in the WNBL, winning Rookie of the Year honours in 2015 and helping lead the Canberra Capitals to the league championship in 2019. 2020 saw Scherf post big numbers (11.0ppg/7.2rpg/2.2apg/1.0bpg) in her first season with the Sydney Uni Flames, rounding out an ultra-impressive resume for the 24 year old.
Scherf’s decision to join the Cobras was thanks large in part to newly appointed head coach, Hannah Lowe, with the pair bonding as members of the Sydney Uni Flames in 2020.
“I am very excited to be a part of Kilsyth and to be coached by Hannah,” Scherf said.
“She has an immense amount of coaching experience and can’t wait to learn from her and her staff. I look forward to playing with an amazing group of women and in a great league that is now starting to become nationwide.”
More signings and the official regular season schedule are set to be announced soon.
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