Get to know Alanna Smith

July 6, 2020 | Adelaide Lightning news

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?


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