July 6, 2020 | Adelaide Lightning news

Get to know Alanna Smith

Lets get to know one of the Lightnings biggest signings this season!

What position do you play and where is your home town?

Forward and I come from Melbourne. 

What other clubs have you played for in the past?

Phoenix Mercury, Stanford University, Nunawading Spectres

Do you have any game day rituals?

I always listen to my pregame playlist. 

How do you feel about being a rolemodel for young basketballers?

I feel privileged to be in this position as I grew up idolising certain Australian players and now I play with them. I’m very grateful to be able to play the sport that I love!

Favourite sneaky snack?

Jaffles!

Favourite indulgence? 

Chocolate croissants

How are you coping during the COVID-19 pandemic? 

I think I have made the most of my time during lockdown! I’ve been able to spend quality time with my family and had more time to pursue things I wouldn’t have otherwise been able to do. 

How are you keeping busy/active/fit and healthy during the Pandemic? TIPS? 

I make a schedule for every week and try to keep it creative with a good variety of different workouts/exercises so I don’t get bored. I have been working out with friends over FaceTime/Zoom in order to keep myself accountable and motivated! I also have been posting my workouts and sourcing some of my workouts/exercises from social media which has definitely helped keep me motivated.

Favourite weeknight dinner? 

Spaghetti Bolognese 

Best basketball drill to work on during social distancing (by yourself or with a sibling/family member)? 

Stationary dribbling i.e. two ball, figure eights, spider dribble

What is the best part about being in a team? 

You never face adversity alone! And you get to share the wins and positive moments with everyone. 

Dream team Squad:

Me, Liz Cambage, Lebron, Diana Taurasi, prime D Rose

Advice you would give your younger self: 

Be confident in yourself and your abilities. Don’t be afraid to fail

Best advice you would give to a young basketballer who dreams of one day being a   pro: 

Consistency is key! Consistently work hard and give 100% and you will see the results

What are you looking forward to most about the upcoming 20/21 WNBL season? 

Playing in my home country! It’s been 5 years since I last played in Australia and I can’t wait to be back