The Kilsyth Cobras have signed rising star Isis Lopes for the 2022 NBL1 season.
Lopes joins the Cobras following a two-year college stint, where she played for the UTEP Miners and Clemson Tigers. A 5’11 combo guard, Lopes possesses a knack for scoring the basketball, with her high level slashing and perimeter shooting making her a tough cover on the perimeter.
During her one season at UTEP in 2021, the sharpshooter led the team in 3-point percentage (37.5%), ranked second in 3-pointers made (30), assists (1.8apg) and free-three percentage (77.8%) and placed fourth on the team scoring (9.0ppg), establishing herself as one of the Conference USA’s best reserve guards. You don’t have to look far to see why Lopes enjoyed such collegiate success; she’s followed the footsteps of her mother, Suzi Raymant, who was a star guard with the powerhouse Kansas Jayhawks.
Now permanently back home in her home city, Lopes is set for a big rookie NBL1 campaign, with head coach Hannah Lowe expecting her new guard to bring some serious excitement and smarts to the Cobras backcourt.
“Isis is a dynamic guard and will definitely add to our group’s flare at the offensive end,” Lowe said.
“She is high IQ player with experience well beyond her years. I’m excited to see her step back into this level of competition after a stint at college.”
The Cobras tip-off their 2022 campaign this week, opening on the road against Ringwood on Thursday night before making their home debut against the rival Knox Raiders on Saturday.
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