The Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL) is pleased to announce the selection of its All-Star Five for the 2009/10 season.
The All-Star Five members were presented at halftime of yesterday’s Grand Final at The Cage, Melbourne. The All-Star Five is determined by a poll of the head coaches, assistant coaches and team captains from all WNBL teams at the completion of the regular season and aims to recognise athletes for their on-court achievements.
Coaches and Captains are not permitted to vote for members of their own teams.
2009/10 All-Star Five:
Deanna Smith – ACUVUE Sydney Uni Flames
Smith settled into her new role with the Flames after signing with the Sydney-based club following a season with the Perth Lynx.
Despite having to adjust to a new club, Smith went on to average 16.6 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.3 steals per game in the regular season.
Her 16.6 points per game was the fifth best average in the league and Smith was one of the league’s best players in another six statistical categories; foul shot percentage (2nd with 84.3%), 3-point percentage (2nd with 40.5%), field goal percentage (4th with 50%), offensive rebounds (5th with 3 per game), assists (9th), and steals (10th).
Smith scored in double figures in 18 of 22 regular season games and was named Player of the Week in Rounds 11 and 16.
This accolade is the second All-Star selection for Smith after she was also named in the All-Star Five in the 2008/09 season.
Star point guard Adi Tomada has re-signed with the Kilsyth Cobras for the 2024 NBL1 season. Tomada enjoyed a standout 2023 season with the Cobras, leading the team in assists (4.6apg) and steals (1.4spg), ranking second in scoring (19.5ppg) and three pointers made (2.0 3PM), while finding his way to the free throw
Star guard Nikita Young has re-signed with the Kilsyth Cobras for the 2024 NBL1 season. Young put together an impressive second NBL1 season with the Cobras, ranking third on the team in scoring (12.7ppg), rebounds (5.4rpg), assists (2.3apg), while her quick hands and anticipation saw her rank fifth in the league in steals (2.3spg).
The Kilsyth Cobra Women have made their first move for the 2024 NBL1 season, re-signing rising star, Georgia Booth. Booth enjoyed a breakout season with the Cobras, leading the team in three point makes while ranking second on the team in scoring. The lightning quick guard blossomed into a high level scorer, averaging 17.5