Kilsyth and SEBC Saints junior Georgia Booth has re-signed with the NBL1 Cobras for the 2022 season.
Booth enjoyed a strong rookie season in 2021, with the 18 year old ranking sixth on the team in scoring (7.9ppg) and steals (1.0spg). Despite being the youngest player on Kilsyth’s roster – and one of the youngest in the league – Booth’s fiery competitive streak and fearlessness on both ends of the floor proved to be a major factor for the Cobras in 2021. After helping lead Victoria to a silver medal at the U20 National Championships in May, Booth saw her minutes steadily increase over the final month of the season, upping her scoring to 11 points per contest and often being called upon by head coach, Hannah Lowe, to play crunch time minutes.
Jumping quickly from the Cobras junior program to the NBL1, Booth’s ability to seamlessly integrate and contribute at the senior level impressed Lowe, who expects her young, exciting guard to mix it with the league’s best in 2022.
“After being thrust into the NBL1 team straight out of under 18’s, Georgia did not waste the opportunity to mix it with the seniors,” Lowe said.
“Squeeze in state team and Year 12 commitments, and you could say Georgia had a full on 2021. I am wrapped to have Georgia back in the squad for 2022, as I feel that a less interrupted season will give us an opportunity to let her test herself against some of WNBL-level competition and put herself on that map.”
Booth joins fellow Kilsyth junior, Nikita Young, as the team’s first signings for the new season, with the pair providing the Cobras an exciting backcourt core to build around in 2022.
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