November 11, 2021 | WNBL news

Who will take out the cup? The tips are in.

Written by Megan Hustwaite.

With less than 30 days until the new WNBL season tips off it’s time to gather some predictions for the 2021-22 campaign.

We’ve asked league greats and experts around the competition which team they think will raise the trophy and who will be crowned Suzy Batkovic Medallist for the league’s most valuable player.

Some punters are predicting the Jayco Southside Flyers and Adelaide Lightning captain Steph Talbot to go back-to-back in their respective categories.

Others believe it will be a breakthrough glory for the Lynx or Boomers.

Perth, with just the 1992 championship in their trophy cabinet, are primed while the Deakin Melbourne Boomers are this season playing out of the State Netball and Hockey Centre, the venue where they won their sole title in 2010-11.

Both championships, the mastermind of one of our tipsters!

 

TIPS:

Katie-Rae Ebzery – Recently retired WNBL 300 gamer.

Champion: Perth Lynx

MVP: Lauren Nicholson, JCU Townsville Fire

 

Tom Maher – 6x WNBL championship coach.

Champion: Jayco Southside Flyers

MVP: Lauren Nicholson, JCU Townsville Fire

 

Rachael Sporn – Adelaide Lightning legend. Grand Final MVP award named in her honour.

Champion: Deakin Melbourne Boomers

MVP: Ezi Magbegor, Deakin Melbourne Boomers

 

Sandy Brondello – Australian Opals coach. 1995 WNBL MVP.

Champion: Perth Lynx

MVP: Ezi Magbegor, Deakin Melbourne Boomers

 

Marianna Tolo – 3x WNBL champion. Playing in France this season.

Champion: UC Capitals

MVP: Steph Talbot, Adelaide Lightning

 

Lori Chizik – ABC/Fox Sports WNBL commentator.  1996 WNBL coach of the year.

Champion: Deakin Melbourne Boomers

MVP: Lauren Nicholson, JCU Townsville Fire

 

Lorraine Landon – Legendary basketball administrator. General manager, event operations 2022 FIBA Women’s World Cup organising committee.

Champion: Perth Lynx

MVP: Ezi Magbegor, Deakin Melbourne Boomers