Samuels locked in for two more seasons

4 July 2024 | Bendigo Spirit news

Bendigo Spirit are excited to welcome Casey Samuels back for the 2024-25 WNBL season.

On the back of an impressive debut season at the Spirit, Samuels was rewarded with a two-year contract extension.

The 29-year-old guard, who first played in the WNBL back in 2010 while at the Australian Institute of Sport, averaged 7.8 points and 2.6 rebounds per game last season as the Spirit came agonisingly close to a finals berth.

Samuels had high hopes for the Spirit’s upcoming WNBL campaign after an enjoyable first season with the club.

“I’m really excited to be back with the Spirit for the next couple of years,” Samuels said.

“I enjoyed my time here last year and I didn’t have a reason not to come back.

“I’m looking forward to the role I have in this team and going all the way.”

Spirit head coach Kennedy Kereama praised Samuels on her work ethic, attitude and versatility, and was thrilled to have her back on board.

“After a great season last year, we are really happy to have Casey back on board again,” Kereama said.

“Her grittiness, toughness and competitive nature makes her a great addition. Not to mention her versatility, ability to rebound and space the floor with her shooting.

“Probably the thing I love most about Casey is she shows up everyday ready to punch the work card, compete and help the team get better and then put in a little overtime.”

“Casey is a well respected member of our community so we are thrilled that she has decided to call Bendigo home for another two seasons,” Spirit general manager Dan Jackson said.

“Her hard work on the court, along with her approachable nature off of it, will ensure that her connection to the local community and business continues to develop over.”