After a successful college career at Arizona State University which included trips to the NCAA Elite Eight and Sweet Sixteen, Denson was a two time MVP of the Puerto Rican League before taking up opportunities in Poland and Romania.
At home in Central Point, Oregon and planning her next move, a call came in from her agent. The Kilsyth Cobras were after a player to play in the SEABL.
After visiting Australia during College, Denson had always dreamed about playing down under, so when the call came in she jumped at the opportunity, getting straight on a plane bound for Melbourne, Australia.
Since arriving in Australia, Denson has taken on some of Australia’s premier female players including Natalie Porter, Cayla Francis and Emma Randall, and the SEABL’s best in Zoe Carr, Jasmine Finnigan and Emily Fryters and on most occasions come out on top.
With the League as strong as it has been in recent memory Denson has put in the hard work off the floor to ensure she is primed to compete. “I am really impressed with the competition, you have to get yourself up for every game, there are no easy wins in the SEABL.”
“The League is a lot more physical than other leagues I have played in and the referees allow you to play, which is great.”
She has enjoyed the challenge of playing against the SEABL’s elite talent, “When you go against an Australian Opals players it brings another challenge. I want to make my mark against these big time players,” said Denson.
Currently averaging 20.2 points and 10.4 rebounds Denson has made a good impression on many throughout the League, and put herself in the minds of many WNBL coaches building their rosters for the upcoming season.
Denson’s work ethic, drive and will to win have been welcomed at Kilsyth. Her professionalism and sincerity are evident every time you speak with her and she is thankful for the opportunities she has been given.
“It is a blessing taking any opportunity to play, this job has been awesome and I want to use it as a stepping stone to the WNBL or Europe. I have aspirations to continue playing in the best Leagues I can,” said Denson.
As for the team success, “I don’t think there is anything holding us back this year. We need to take it one game and one possession at a time and if we focus on the present and play in the moment, we can build the momentum required to defend our title,” concluded Denson.
Only time will tell if Denson can lead the Lady Cobras to ‘back to back’ championships but one thing is for sure, as her star continues to rise there will be more WNBL and European coaches knocking on her door come seasons end.
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