SPECTRES ADD MELBOURNE BOOMERS RISING STAR
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NUNAWADING BASKETBALL | The Nunawading ‘Burwood One’ Spectres have officially signed Melbourne Boomers guard Chelsea D’Angelo for the upcoming Elite League season, announced earlier today.
D’Angelo joins the Spectres on the back of two seasons in the South East Australian Basketball League where she returned averages of 12.9 points on 42.6% shooting, 4.5 rebounds and 2.1 assists across 38 games.
“I am really looking forward to this new opportunity with Nunawading,” D’Angelo said. “I’m ready to get onto the court with my teammates as well as having the chance to play under Head Coach Paul Flynn.”
“I am grateful for the opportunity Paul has given me here to develop as a person and player.”
“I’m looking forward to a strong and successful season where we continue the good run the Nunawading women’s teams have had in past seasons.”
D’Angelo, who played her junior years with Traralgon is currently plying her trade in the WNBL with the Melbourne Boomers. Playing and training alongside Nunawading Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee and Opals Captain Jenna O’Hea plus a host of other WNBA and Opals level talent, D’Angelo continues to add to all facets her game and is fast-tracking her way to becoming the potent threat the Spectres will call upon this season.
Spectres Head Coach Paul Flynn, who works with D’Angelo as an Assistant with the Melbourne Boomers was elated to be adding the young guard to his roster.
“Chelsea is an exciting talent and we are incredibly happy to welcome her into our program at Nunawading.”
“I’ve seen Chelsea come through the Vic Country program at Australian Junior Championships, admiring her skillset and her ability to impact the game. Her transition into a senior environment has been rapid and her performances at SEABL level for a player who has only just turned 18 have been nothing short of impressive.”
“Every day Chelsea goes to work alongside some of the most impressive players in Australian basketball. She is frequently tested by the likes of a Jenna O’Hea, Steph Talbot and Maddie Garrick and she consistently steps up to these challenges. We’re looking forward to being the key beneficiary of potentially the greatest on-court apprenticeship available in Australia.”
D’Angelo joins Izzy Chilcott and Rachel Antoniadou as confirmed signings for Nunawading ahead of an exciting new era in Australian basketball which will see the Spectres compete in the newly established Elite League. The Spectres also have key players, Tom Wright and Simon Conn as confirmed starters for their men with additional signings for both teams expected in the near future.